Apprenticeships – our sectors

When Sigta member companies want to recruit an apprentice, they come to us.

Let us tell you about the range of apprenticeships that we offer in your area.

Electronic Engineering

You could be involved in developing the next generation of smart phones, CCTV systems, computers, watches that monitor health, intelligent systems for the latest vehicles – anything that utilizes transistors or silicone chips.

Draughtsperson – Computer Aided Design

Technical designers generate 2D and 3D models and plans for just about everything that is manufactured. You could be working on anything from designing a spiral staircase to an engine for McLaren!

Mechanical Engineering

We have companies who work on space research, making component parts for satellites, Formula 1 cars, historic vehicles, advanced medical equipment – even the particle accelerator at Cern in Switzerland. Our apprentices can be involved in design, programming and operating computer controlled machine tools, assembly, test – engineers are in high demand and engineering plays a part in almost everything we use, from the trains we travel in to the shoes on our feet.

In Business (office based)

All companies are only as good as the support that they receive from the office. Our ‘in business’ apprentices could be dealing with customer enquiries, preparing powerpoints, organising exhibitions, arranging deliveries, keeping the website and social media pages up to date – anything that is needed to keep things running smoothly

Electrical Engineering

The big brother to electronics, electrical engineering apprentices can work on anything from systems that power hospitals to systems that power computers. You could be designing circuitry for the latest trains to manufacturing the drive systems for baggage conveyors at an airport.

Welding and Fabrication

Hugely important in general engineering and construction, welding & fabrication apprentices can be making anything from a spiral staircase to a chassis for an experimental motor vehicle. You could be using computer controlled robots or manually welding components to go out to an oil rig.

Building Services

From smart buildings controlled by computers to hospitals, to airports, Sigta Apprentices are trained to install, service, repair and maintain facilities in these buildings. You could be working with electrical systems, pneumatics, pumps, motors, hydraulics right through to fixing the plumbing.

Plant Maintenance

Plant Maintenance involves fixing any sort of mechanical, pneumatic or electrical device that is not functioning. You could be involved in scheduled maintenance programmes to prevent trouble arising, or called in to make emergency repairs. When the company buys new equipment, you will be helping install and commission it from day one

Sheet Metal Work

Closely aligned to welding and fabrication (and incorporating some of the same techniques), a qualified sheet metal worker is a highly regarded engineer. You could be involved in anything from prototype vehicle body work to the casing on a microwave. It could be the high quality materials used to cover smart new buildings to the ducting systems supporting the air conditioning

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