Skills Group will help you realise your career aspirations in Engineering, whether you are interested in fabrication and welding, engineering maintenance and installation, mechanical manufacturing or manufacturing operations.

Our industry expert tutors have devised programmes that will provide you with the relevant knowledge to start a career in Engineering, you will gain hands-on experience in our Plympton workshop to help develop your practical skills and prepare you for your work placement.

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Programmes available include

Qualification Level 2 Level 3
Engineering Maintenance & Installation
Fabrication & Welding
Mechanical Manufacturing
Performing Engineering Operations
Performing Manufacturing Operations

Depending on your chosen trade, you will learn about

  • Specialist hand tools
  • Power tools
  • Skills in materials, fabrication and measuring devices
  • Using and interpreting engineering drawings and documents
  • Health & Safety in the workplace
  • Communication skills
  • Making products using computer controlled equipment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing mechanical engineering drawings using a CAD system

Roles in this sector include

  • Engineering operative
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Toolmaker
  • Welder
  • Fabricator
  • CAD technician
  • CNC machinist

About Us

Skills Group has over 20 years’ experience in delivering apprenticeships, working with top local employers to offer sustainable employment opportunities. We are one of the country's largest independent training providers, one of very few to be recognised as 'Outstanding' by Ofsted, and in the top 5% nationally for our apprentice success rates.


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