For Parents, Advisors and Teachers

Apprenticeships give young people the opportunity to earn while they learn and at the same time gain a nationally recognised qualification.

Through our fully funded programme, apprentices at AMTC will combine theory-based study with practical ‘on the job’ training, gaining an unrivalled insight into the industry and a valuable springboard into their chosen career.

The popularity of apprenticeships has increased considerably over recent years; this is set to only continue with the introduction of the government’s Apprenticeship Levy which is targeted with funding three million apprenticeships by 2020.

The Engineering and Manufacturing Technology industry is also the fourth most popular sector for apprenticeships, with 77,000 young people embarking on new apprenticeship programmes in 2015.

So for young people looking to get into engineering, an apprenticeship is a fantastic way of doing so and at the ATMC, we give them the very best opportunity to earn, learn new skills and take their first steps towards a successful career.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a government funded work-based training programme that gives young people the opportunity to earn while they learn and at the same time gain a nationally recognised qualification.

It combines theory-based study with practical ‘on-the-job’ training, providing apprentices with an unrivalled insight into the engineering industry and a valuable springboard into their chosen career.

What are the entry requirements?

Apprenticeships are available to anyone over the age of 16 years old and living in England.

At the AMTC, we require our apprentices to have achieved GCSE grades (or equivalent) of 4s or above in Maths, English and STEM subjects – but we also place a lot of value on our candidates’ attitudes and drive to excel in their engineering careers.

Places are competitive and we want passionate, enthusiastic young people who are prepared to be challenged, tested and dedicated to their studies.

What will an apprentice earn?

The minimum wage for apprentices is £3.90 per hour as of April 2019, but many employers pay more than this. This is dependent on the sector, region and apprenticeship level.

Our apprenticeship programme salaries are competitive.

What qualification will an apprentice at AMTC achieve?

The Lloyds Bank Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Programme is a four-year programme which consists of the following:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technical Certificate (Knowledge)
  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Technical Support (Competence)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Functional Skills

Benefits of apprenticeships

Apprenticeships provide benefits that many other training and education options simply can’t. The rise in tuition fees coupled with the growing demand from employers for more ‘business-ready’ staff – even at an introductory level – has seen more young people looking at their options post-16, and consequently the number of apprentices has grown significantly.

  • Pay a competitive salary with paid holiday
  • Train young people in industry-relevant skills that employers want
  • Enhance interpersonal and social skills
  • Offer excellent opportunities for progression, whether into further study or the workplace
  • Increase future earning potential from the start, with many apprentices receiving marked salary increases during their training

What is it like to study at the AMTC?

Contact us

If you would like to find out more information about apprenticeships at the ATMC, contact the team at
apprentice@the-mtc.org.