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Engineering Apprenticeships Just Got Better!

Engineering employers throughout the West Country have well-paid, worthwhile job vacancies – and now there’s an improved route to get into this exciting sector of the economy, with the help of Swatpro Academy and British Engineering Manufacturers Association (BEMA).

The Level 3 Apprentice Machinist for Advanced Manufacture Engineering is a new, improved course, using the technology of today. This replaces the exiting Machinist Advanced Manufacture Engineering Standard and is designed to meet the challenges found in the 21st Century workplace, from the perspective of what Engineering companies need from their workforce.

Swatpro Academy trains and supervises engineers on the four-year course at its well-equipped BEMA centre in Yate, near Bristol. Swatpro Academy is the south-west’s premier specialist training organisation, and trainers at BEMA have decades of experience in engineering and in education. Apprentices work on acquiring the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to pass the courses, plus assessors will make site visits and are able to advise trainees at their workplaces.

Swatpro Academy and BEMA work closely with some of the West’s leading engineering companies, and a number of clients (and BEMA members) - including DS Machining, McBraida, Apex Pumps and Scott Aerospace – have had input to ensure the new apprenticeship meets the needs that employers have.

By the end of the course, engineers will be skilled at setting-up, adjusting and operating state-of-the-art precision CNC and conventional machine tools to produce highly specialised components.

It’s an in-demand role, and successful apprentices are likely to be offered full-time employment in the industry, with a possibility of further study to HNC/HND or degree-level to advance their careers.

The course is available to anyone aged over 16, with a minimum of 5 GCSE’s of grade 5-9 (or equivalent) and usually maths, English and science should be among these passes. If you want to find out more get in touch: Call us on 01454 321356 or email us via admin@bema.co.uk.

Engineering Apprenticeships Just Got Better!