As an apprentice, you will work alongside experienced staff to gain job-specific skills. You have time off for study related to your role and you earn a wage and receive holiday. Your study can be either on either day-release if you have a local college, or block release with accommodation if you don't. Apprenticeships take between 1 and 4 years depending on your level of experience.
On completion you gain a nationally-recognised qualification in a sector which has both high employment and a high demand for your skills, plus the opportunity to apply for professional body recognition as an Engineering Technician.