Engineering Apprenticeships Wales

Meet the nationally recognised engineering apprenticeship in electrical, civil, mechanical, manufacturing, and many more specialisms.

Engineering apprenticeships in Wales open doors to careers in a variety of industries. The diversity of engineering as a sector is well recognised and that's reflected in the numerous apprenticeship specialisms you can sign up for.

We have engineering programmes that suit the needs of almost every company and these range from Level 2 Foundation Apprenticeships through to Level 4 Higher Apprenticeships.

All our engineering apprenticeships are fully funded, so you can sharpen your skills and carry on earning.

To find out more about the incentives, funding, or to talk about the right qualifications for your business, contact us

What industries offer engineering apprenticeships?

When we think of engineers, we may picture them in technical environments like systems and technology, civil engineering, automotive and mechanical, electrical, aerospace and rail. But, the engineering apprenticeship suits numerous environments, such as:

  • Broadcast
  • Communication
  • Construction
  • Energy
  • Hydraulics
  • Marine
  • Mining
  • Telecommunications
  • Transport

Levels of engineering apprenticeships

Engineering apprenticeships in Wales range from entry content at Level 2, up to degree level 5.

Level 2 and Level 3 apprenticeships are a good fit for semi-skilled workers, or school leavers, whereas the more advanced Level 4 and 5 are better suited to more experienced workers.

What's involved in the apprenticeship will differ depending on the specialism. For example, the units within an engineering apprenticeship tailored for broadcast industries will differ from a mechanical role.

Here are the engineering apprenticeships we support businesses with:

Level 2 Engineering apprenticeships

If you have a new, or semi-skilled worker, a level 2 is a good place to start their career in engineering:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations
  • EAL NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Fabrication and Welding
  • EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Technical Support

Level 3 Engineering apprenticeships

The following EAL NVQ Diploma apprenticeships are a good match for new engineers, or more skilled workers and craftspeople:

  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Technical Support
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Business Improvement techniques
  • Engineering Toolmaking
  • Engineering Leadership

Level 4 Engineering apprenticeships

  • EAL Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Manufacture

Extended Level 3 and 4 engineering apprenticeships

We also offer EAL Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in:

  • Engineering Maintenance
  • Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering
  • Engineering Technical Support
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Installation and Commissioning
  • Fabrication and Welding
  • Engineering Toolmaking
  • Engineering Leadership

Plus, the EAL Level 4 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Manufacture.

*We can also provide stand-alone NVQ qualifications for those companies that don’t want to engage in the full apprenticeship programme.

Engineering Apprenticeship Testimonials

Our engineering apprentices talk about their experience with TSW Training Apprenticeships, their training advisors, plus their challenges and successes.

Read more about their journeys here.

Engineering apprenticeship

A custom approach to apprenticeships

We appreciate that every employer is different and our support service is designed to be as flexible as possible to meet individual needs and preferences.

With 50 years experience of supporting industry on Engineering apprenticeships TSW Training are one of the leading engineering apprenticeship providers in Wales.

Our service promise to you:

  • We ensure the apprenticeship is relevant to, and will enhance, the roles within your organisation
  • We're committed to stretch and challenge your apprentices to be high achievers
  • We're passionate about employer engagement and we're on the learning journey with you for the duration of their qualifications

What you get from TSW apprenticeships

Apprenticeship consultation

When you enquire, we'll visit you to discuss your needs, the apprenticeship process and introduce you to our service. We'll help you build a learning roadmap to enhance your business performance via further education. We'll supply supporting literature, so you can digest the detail and set expectations within your organisation.

Recruitment support

We can help you to identify the people within your organisation who would benefit from the qualifications. It's a completely free apprenticeship consultation, so you can identify the opportunities, shortlist the candidates and learn about the work-based apprenticeship programme offered by the Welsh Government. 

Awareness session

This is the springboard for the apprenticeship where we set expectations with your candidates. Their Training Advisor works with them to lay out the educational roadmap ahead, learn how they'll be measured, and what support they'll receive from their assessors, you and the business. It's a great opportunity to ask questions and set expectations about the time and energy demanded by the qualifications.

Health and safety appraisal

We'll visit your place of work and conduct a health and safety appraisal document. It's a mandatory exercise to prove your organisation is a safe environment for Welsh Government apprentices. We conduct and manage the paperwork entirely, so all you need to do is show us around. Once complete, it's valid for four years, so you can easily take on more apprentices, or bring other qualifications into your organisation.

On-call assessors 

Learning doesn't just happen during business hours, that's why our assessors are on hand 24/7 via email, text and WhatsApp to support your candidates.

Employer Engagement Visits

Feedback and evaluation helps us to see how successfully the learning is transferring into your organisation, so we can help you measure the returns. 

That's why we book in a six-month Employer Engagement Visit health check with you and your apprentice.

We walk the candidate through a quick survey, where we discuss their learning experience so far and the quality of the programme. The questions are standardised, so we can collate and compare data between organisations to apply real adjustments.

Then we review with you to see if the programme is meeting your expectations, whether you're able to engage with the apprentices and their work, and if you've noticed the candidate demonstrate knowledge and competence. 

We're on hand to support you with any queries as the apprenticeship progresses.

Coaching for the apprenticeship key themes

If you sign up for an apprenticeship in Wales, you'll learn about key themes embedded in its curriculum.

The key themes are consistent across every apprenticeship in Wales. To find out more about your work on each key theme, and the activities our Training Advisors organise to promote them, visit our hub pages below: