Roles within this sector are extremely varied and utilise a range of skills that would be too exhaustive to list, however, some examples are design engineer, maintenance technician, electrical engineer, fabricator/welder, instrumentation technician and mechanical engineer.
The science sector continues to develop and innovate from routine day to day testing to creating new intelligence platforms. Roles within this sector are extremely varied and utilise a range of skills that would be too exhaustive to list, however, some examples are Process Operator, Laboratory Technician, Analytical Chemist and Biomedical Scientist.
Business administrators play a key role in keeping public, private and not-for-profit businesses around the UK running and are an essential part of any organisation. They utilise a range of key administration, customer relations, technical, practical and communication skills alongside sophisticated IT solutions to support the day-to-day to running of organisations.
The Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme will involve you completing a combination of the following units, designed to give you a foundation level of skills and knowledge within general engineering disciplines, leading to the achievement of the Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations.
“I am currently undergoing a Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering. I am now in the final year of my four-year course and have enjoyed every second of it as I have learnt not only about the practical area of the industry but the academic side too.”
Nicholas Scorer -
“I am the first-ever female apprentice on the Washington plant with BAE to be taken on in maintenance. There were a few females in the office when I visited but I was the only young female on the shop floor. It’s good to see the progression towards more women being employed in Engineering.” – Jenny
Georgia Pickering, Amy Beck, Jenny Edmonds and Rosie Helm - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“TDR has taught me the foundations to the different aspects of engineering along with the importance of health and safety in the workplace. This has helped me progress quickly within my apprenticeship, developing my skillset and knowledge further. The practical skills which I picked up at TDR were put to use straight away, giving me the confidence to carry out specific tasks by myself.”
Jed McNeish - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“The TDR EAAP Programme has given me the opportunity to learn real-life skills in Engineering which are essential for a workplace. So far, I have completed my electrical unit. To think when I left school, I felt a bit lost and now after four weeks of being on the course I have secured a paid apprenticeship with TT Electronics.”
Robbie Farrier - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“I am excited to see what journey lies ahead with both Kongsberg and TDR, I am a really interactive person, who enjoys talking to people and I am looking forward to getting my teeth into the role with Kongsberg and learning all the aspects of engineering at TDR’s Training & Development Centre”
Ryan & Peter -
“The EAAP was the start and very positive experience throughout my journey with TDR. As an organisation, TDR definitely looks out for you and help you as long as you are willing to do the work. I ended up coming out of the EAAP programme confident and with an apprenticeship which I enjoy.”
Dylan Richardson - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
“TDR has lead me to continuously progress and to my goal which is to gain a degree in Engineering. The experience was really beneficial, it gave me real-life experience and prepared me for going into work, overall it’s made me more confident.”
Owen Scott - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
‘TDR Training is a place where a group of people that have experience in engineering teach you about engineering and they also teach you real life skills that are essential throughout life. You are treated like adults / apprentices which will help me when I actually start an apprenticeship’.
Matthew Robinson - Engineering Apprenticeship Access Programme
You can trust TDR to not only train your son or daughter and provide them with the best possible chance of a career right here in the North East, but to also care for them, making sure their first step towards work are a positive and enjoyable experience.