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Engineering today, it's not what you expect

DTA know that as a parent you want what is best for your children and that sometimes this means helping them to make the right decision on their future such as what to do after leaving education. DTA wants to show you that Apprenticeships are a great step into a career for your child with lots of potential.

What is an Apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is a job with formal training that will enable your son or daughter to gain internationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. They will attend training one day a week and gain work experience and skills that employers want. There is the chance to start on the Advanced Apprenticeship and progress onto the Higher Apprenticeship and even degree level.

Why choose Engineering?

With a skills shortage of engineers in the UK now and projected into the future you can be certain there will always be a demand for engineers. There is the chance to further their career and open up a world of opportunity. If your child is creative, enjoys challenges, is inquisitive on the way things work and working with their hands – then Engineering is a great career path for them!

Who funds the Apprenticeship?

The training that your child will receive will be funded by the Government and any shortfalls in the training will be funded by the employer. This means that your child will be debt free and be gaining qualifications that are tailored to local employers.

Are there any entry requirements?

Your child must be 16 or over to start the Advanced Apprenticeship and 18 or over to start the Higher Apprenticeship. It is recommended that your child has 5 GCSE’s (A*-C / 9-4) in English, Maths and Science or equivalent to do the Advanced Apprenticeship. To start on the Higher Apprenticeship your child must have completed a STEM subject (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) at A-Level or completed an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering.

What will my child earn?

You can check the National Minimum Wage at www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates. Unfortunately DTA has no input in the wages that are paid by the employers as long as employers pay the minimum wage. Please refer to the Life of an Engineer page to see what your child could earn once qualified!

Why choose Engineering?

With a skills shortage of engineers in the UK, skilled engineers will always be in demand. There is the chance to further their career and open up a world of opportunity. If your child is creative, enjoys challenges, is inquisitive on the way things work and working with their hands – then Engineering is a great career path for them!

If you would like any further information or would like to come for a look round our training facilities, please contact Howard Cooper on 01653 697698.