Engineering Apprenticeships usually last for two years during which time you will attend our Training Centre or a College one day per week for initial training and Further Education.  The remainder of the time will be spent with your employer.  NWTC will monitor your apprenticeship on a regular basis to ensure you complete your National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) level 2 and Functional skills, which will lead to a Certificate of Apprenticeship.

Electrical Engineering

The installation and maintenance of electrical/electronic plant and equipment in a variety of Manufacturing and Service Industries.

Engineering Machinist

Using turning, milling, boring and other special machines to shape components and produce high quality finishes.

Welding and Fabrication

Bending, forming and welding plate, pipe work and sheet metal. Manufacturing of Steel Fabrications used in the Construction Industry.

Maintenance Engineering

The installation and maintenance of mechanical plant and equipment in a variety of Manufacturing and Service Industries.

Recruitment period

February to August.  Most apprenticeships commence in September of each year.

How to Apply

You can register your interest in being considered for an apprenticeship, direct via our website, click on Register Now and fill in our form, include as much details about yourself as you can at this stage. 

For more details on this you can contact recruitment on 0151 522 6836.

Selection Test

You should have or hope to gain Grade C or above in GCSE Math, English, Science and a Technical subject or equivalent.

If your registration of interest in progressed you will be invited to attend our Initial Recruitment Selection Test.

Preliminary Interview

If you obtain qualifying results in the NWTC Initial Recruitment Selection Test you will be invited to attend an interview with one of the recruitment team at NWTC.  Some evidence of practical ability and an interest in engineering work would be an advantage.

Company Interviews

On successful completion of the above elements, company interviews are then arranged for the most suitable applicants.

Applicants chosen for employment by the company will normally start in September.