What Next - EEF

Get a head start with an EEF apprenticeship. Earn while you learn, get on the job training, specialist qualifications and a foot in the door at the employer of your dreams.

If you have an aptitude for maths and science, have ambitious career goals, enjoy being hands-on and are a great problem solver, an apprenticeship could be the perfect start to a career in manufacturing and engineering.

With in-depth knowledge of what skills manufacturing and engineering businesses need, complementary apprentice mentoring and advice, and a dedicated training campus offering world-class facilities and expert teaching, EEF has given thousands of apprentices like you a head start in their manufacturing and engineering career.

Skills you can take anywhere

Becoming an apprentice will give you valuable skills and knowledge. You will be working with industry-standard equipment and machinery and receive training that you can take anywhere in the world.

Money in your pocket

Becoming an apprentice means you can earn while you learn. You’ll earn a wage from the beginning of your apprenticeship with more to come as you learn more skills.

So not only will you be making yourself more employable – you will be being paid to do so!

Hands-on learning

A spokesman said: “We believe that our apprentices learn best by doing. As well as studying for a practical and theoretical qualification, we will also help you prepare for life as an engineer. So you will learn the disciplines of the manufacturing sector, plus a work ethic. It means you will be a valuable member of the working team.

Learn from the best

“You’ll be learning from the best in the business – all our trainers are hands-on professionals. We believe in professional engineers training engineers. There’s theory for you to learn, of course, but it comes with a healthy dose of practical hands-on learning.”

A doorway to your future

An apprenticeship is a doorway to the rest of your career – one that will open up the world for you in terms of what you can do, where you can work, and what you then go on to learn and achieve.

Finding your perfect employer

The spokesman added: “In order to train as an apprentice you will need an employer. At EEF we work with some of the country’s leading engineering and manufacturing employers, matching you to your tailormade apprenticeship and your perfect employer.

“Each year we open our doors so that you can meet employers and see our state-of-the-art training facilities. This is the perfect opportunity to begin your apprenticeship journey.

State-of-the-art facilities

“EEF offers a truly world-class experience, and your training will be delivered at our multi-million pound, purpose-built facility in Birmingham. Our center is designed to replicate a genuine manufacturing environment and is equipped with the very latest machinery and superb teaching facilities. Our tutors are all experienced engineers with training and assessment qualifications. They have the ability to use their real-life experience to transfer key skills, giving you the technical skills and a solid grounding in a manufacturing environment – the perfect start to your engineering future.”

Take a look at the website to see why other people have chosen the apprenticeship route and also to view current vacancies: www.eef.org.uk/apprentices