What is National Apprentice Week?

National Apprentice Week is a week-long celebration that brings together businesses and apprentices across the country to shine a light on the positive impact that apprenticeships make on individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The theme for National Apprenticeship Week 2024 is “Skills for Life”.

Encouraging everyone to consider how apprenticeships can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career, and employers to develop a workforce with future-ready skills.

Why enroll on an Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships at NEIDA offer the opportunity to learn in a work-based environment for individuals wanting to gain hands-on experience and upskill in a sector of interest whilst earning a competitive salary supported by approved training providers.

We believe that the key to closing the ever-increasing Skills Gap is getting the next generation interested in engineering.

NEIDA partners with several training providers and runs apprenticeship schemes, which see a number of apprentices employed annually across our locations.

Read about our apprentices below

Business Administration Apprenticeship

As part of the core content of the Business Administration Apprenticeship, Amelia is learning the essentials of business organisation, governance, cultures and values, change management and communication standards, applying these principles in her role.

Alongside the apprenticeship, Amelia has qualified with both First Aid in the workplace and Fire Marshall certification, and is a proud STEM ambassador.

Expected Duration: Minimum 36 Months

Apprentice Level: Level 3

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Advanced Manufacturing Engineering – Support Technician Pathway

Working within the Quality Department, Tom provides technical support, such as Inspection and Quality Control of Neida’s manufacturing.
The apprenticeship course is nurturing key skills such as Personal Responsibility, Working in Teams, Effective Communication, Problem Solving and Continuous Personal Development.

Alongside the apprenticeship, Tom has enrolled on a CNC Programming and CAD course which will help him better understand how the parts at Neida are manufactured.

Expected Duration: Minimum 36 Months

Apprentice Level: Level 3

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Nationally recognised training: Apprentices get training that’s recognised and valued by employers throughout England and the UK.

Engineering Operations Apprenticeship

As a recently enrolled apprentice, Kori is gaining fundamental skills in engineering, both practically and theoretically.

By learning engineering techniques including ensuring machines and equipment at NEIDA are maintained and preparing equipment for processes, Kori will contribute to improving business performance.

Expected Duration: Minimum 36 Months

Apprentice Level: Level 2

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No student debt: Apprentices don’t pay tuition fees and aren’t eligible for student loans, so there’s no student debt to worry about. As an apprentice you are still entitled to student discounts though and can get an NUS card.

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship

Working within the production department, Adam is gaining experience in all areas of Engineering operational practices, processes and procedures, including fitting, assembly, and the production of components.

Modules such as Computer-Aided Design and 3D Printing have assisted Adam with his personal interests in designing and building Model Railways.

Expected Duration: Minimum 36 Months

Apprentice Level: Level 2

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Earn as you learn: Apprentices are employees too, which means you’ll get a salary while gaining work experience. Apprentices learn on the job and apply new skills in a real work environment.

Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship

The Advanced Manufacturing Engineering apprenticeship will give Nathan the experience required to set up, operate and adjust machine settings, needed for complex, precision CNC work.

Nathan will develop valued skills, such as working efficiently and effectively following Health and safety guidelines in the engineering workplace.

Expected Duration: Minimum 36 Months

Apprentice Level: Level 3

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