Higher Apprenticeship in Advanced Engineering
The Higher Apprenticeship framework for Advanced Manufacturing Engineering at Level 4 has been designed to provide the manufacturing and engineering sector with high grade technicians and engineers who have practical skills, combined with a higher education qualification.
The manufacturing sector in England employs approximately 2.4 million people across nearly 120,000 establishments, with an estimated 1.27 million engineers, scientists and technologists working across the manufacturing sectors. Of these technical roles, around a third (458,000) are employed in higher-level technical roles made up of 67,000 technicians, 174,000 professional engineers and 217,000 engineering managers.
The main sub-occupations within the higher-level technical occupations are:
Technicians – engineering technicians, draftspersons, laboratory technicians, electrical and electronics technicians and quality assurance technicians
Professionals – mechanical engineers, design and development engineers, production and process engineers and planning and quality control engineers
Managers – production, works and maintenance managers, research and development Managers and quality assurance managers