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Midland Group Training Services

Our company in a nutshell

About Us:

MGTS is employer-led and membership- based. We aim to be a National Centre of Excellence for Education, Training, Development and Assessment, supporting both young people and adults in the development of competences associated with engineering.

We provide training and education to industry workforce in skills and knowledge associated with operation,maintenance and management of world class manufacturing, production and machinery reliant operational facilities.

Engineering Apprenticeships:

Today's marketplace is looking for a new generation of engineers with the potential to solve practical problems in the world around us who can push back the boundaries of technology… people like you.

Why choose an Engineering Apprenticeship?

You develop a wide range of broader work skills.

It is an excellent way to start your career in engineering.

The training you receive from MGTS will allow you to effectively demonstrate to employers your understanding of the engineering environment and your potential.

What is an Engineering Apprenticeship?

There are three types of apprenticeships in engineering: Apprentices, Advanced Apprentices and Higher Apprentices:

Apprenticeships for Apprentices usually last at least a year and result in Level 2 qualifications.

Advanced Apprenticeships usually last 3 - 4 years and apprentices work towards a National Vocational Qualification at Level 3, Functional Level 2 and a Technical Certificate at Level 3.

Higher Apprenticeships include a Foundation Degree and NVQ Level 4.

What entry qualifications will I need?

A genuine interest in engineering.

A positive attitude towards learning.

At least 3 GCSEs [or equivalent] with English Language, Maths and Science at Grade C or above.

What qualigications will I achieve?

You will be trained in all aspects of engineering including:

NVQ level 2 Performing Engineering Operations

Functional Skills at level 2

Technical Certificate - City & Guilds Certificate in Engineering Technology.

Advanced Apprentice:

NVQ Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations Units.

Specialised Technical Skills to meet Industry and Company standards

Functional Skills Level 2.

Technical Certificate - BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Engineering.

NVQ Level 3 [selected according to specialisation]

Do I get paid?

Yes, you will be paid by your employer an average of £180 per week. This will increase as you gain more skills and so become more useful to your employer.

When will my apprenticeship start?

Apprenticeships usually start in September each year, but this can vary. Many companies start the recruitment process in January for that year so the earlier you get your Application Form to us the better.

How long will an apprenticeship take?

The average Advanced Apprenticeship lasts about 3 - 4 years but can range from 2 years to 4 years.

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