What kinds of engineering apprenticeships are there?
A career pathway in the engineering trade offers a wide range of hands-on specialisation opportunities. Engineering trades require determination and grit to deliver highly accurate work in varied and often extreme working environments.
A variety of specialisations fall under the engineering apprenticeships category, which opens a wide array of careers.
Fabrication engineering tradespeople cut, shape, join and finish metal to make, maintain or repair metal products and structures. They may produce moulds or patterns for metal castings, apply coatings and work with a variety of materials.
This highly practical skill set is required by employers across the manufacturing and engineering sectors.
Mechanical engineering tradespeople carry out a range of mechanical work on machines, subassemblies and manufactured parts using a range of processes, tools and machines.
Employment outcomes related to this qualification are found in a wide variety of manufacturing and engineering-related sectors as well as roles in other industries.
Employment as an electrical engineering tradesperson can be found in the manufacturing sector and includes the design, assembly, manufacture, installation, modification, testing, fault finding, commissioning, maintenance and service of all electrical and electronic device systems, equipment and controls.
Training in this specialisation develops skills in electrical wiring, motors, generators, and other electronic controls, instruments, refrigeration, telecommunications, radio and television, communication and information processing.
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