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Made in Gainsborough

Made in Gainsborough at Gainsborough College is working with a wide range of top engineering firms to provide secure and lucrative careers for people in the town - in the quest for Engineering Excellence.

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AMP Rose, Eminox, Wefco, Regal, Trepko, Clean Tech, A Schulman and Hooton Engineering are all partners with the College at the Made in Gainsborough Centre of Excellence.

These employers are struggling to find highly skilled, productive and work-ready people to join the engineering industry in Gainsborough.

Together we have created an exciting two-to-three year apprenticeship programme that is open to anyone over the age of 16.

Successful candidates will be employed by one of these firms from the outset, earning above the average apprenticeship wage and working towards a Level 3 Apprenticeship.

In year one apprentices will develop their general engineering knowledge, predominantly at Gainsborough College in an environment that reflects real-life industry settings.

One day a week will be spent with their employer, either at college or in the workplace. This year is focused on getting apprentices career-ready, so they can safely transition into their company workshops.

In year two the model reverses and apprentices spend four days a week with their engineering employer and one-day a week at college.

At the end of the training programme an independent assessment will take place and those who pass will secure regular jobs on great salaries with their firms.

What are the benefits of choosing Made in Gainsborough?

  • Secure a job: Whether you’re a school leaver or in between jobs at the moment, this programme ensures you will secure employment while you upskill. 
  • Start earning now: As soon as you begin your apprenticeship you will start earning money while you learn and all of our employers have committed to paying above the apprenticeship minimum wage. 
  • Build a secure career: There are critical skills gaps in the engineering sector in Gainsborough. This opportunity will lead to a secure and lucrative career. 
  • Alternative to university: Engineering firms want work-ready, skilled people. Our firms are prepared to invest in your future and train you up to level 5. So you can be as qualified as a graduate but have earned a lot more

Course Detail

Specialisms can include:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Fabrication and welding
  • Mechanical and electrical maintenance

During your programme your college assessors and your employer will ensure you have a great grounding in the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to succeed in the specialisms outlined above.

Your year 1 programme, predominantly based at Gainsborough College, will ensure that learn the general engineering  knowledge and skills to ensure that when you transition into the workplace, you are both safe and ready to take on more advanced skills-based learning.

In Year 2 you will start to specialise into the field of engineering your employer specifies. Here you will start to learn and apply a higher level of technical competence. To guide you through this year your employer will assign an experienced mentor to support you in your work.

While you are with us we will continue to develop your maths and English skills, both of which are vital in the engineering industry.

From Year Two you will spend most of your time in the cut and thrust of the industry.

You will be expected to meet the needs of your employer and perform well, both at work and at college. 

Your career prospects 

Mechanical Engineers

  • Amount of jobs in Greater Lincolnshire expected to rise by 9 per cent by 2025
  • Employers say 75 per cent of these jobs are 'hard to fill' for them 
  • 95 per cent of the 'hard to fill' jobs are due to a skills shortage
  • Average regional wage: £38,000

Electrical Engineers

  • Amount of jobs in Greater Lincolnshire expected to rise by 8 per cent by 2025
  • Employers say 46 per cent of these jobs are 'hard to fill' for them
  • 93 per cent of the 'hard to fill' jobs due to a skills shortage 
  • Average regional wage: £40,300

Production and Process Engineer

  • Amount of jobs in Greater Lincolnshire to rise by 9 per cent by 2025
  • Employers say 46 per cent of these jobs are 'hard to fill' for them
  • 93 per cent of the 'hard to fill' jobs are due to a skills shortage
  • Average regional wage: £34,500

How to apply

Applying for Made in Gainsborough Apprenticeship is really easy.

If we have any Made In Gainsborough apprenticeship vacancies live you'll find them here.

If there are no live Made on Gainsborough vacancies you can call our Learner Engagement Officer and ask to be placed on a waiting list: 01522) 876284.

Once you have applied, you'll be invited to Gainsborough College to do some initial online assessments and to find out more face-to-face.

We will also help your prepare for your interview with your employer by doing a practice workshop.

Your employer interview will follow shortly after and should you be successful - your new career in engineering in Gainsborough will begin with a Conditional Offer on a programme.

Further details such as induction; enrolment; kit lists and uniform order forms will be sent to you during July or August.

Alternatively, if you feel you're not quite ready for an apprenticeship yet, you can apply to our Made in Gainsborough Level 2 Engineering course at Gainsborough College. You can complete this then get a priority interview for a vacancy if you complete it successfully. You'll see the course listed at the bottom of this page. Just click on it then hit 'apply now'.

If you need to discuss anything further please call our Learner Engagement Officer on: (01522) 876284.

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