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Preserve, restore, re-manufacture, service and repair historic engineering achievements

As a heritage engineering technician, your role revolves around preserving and restoring priceless historical artifacts that lack proper documentation. Through thorough research, you’ll uncover their stories and ensure accurate restoration. You’ll meticulously assess and document damage and deterioration, while also breaking down projects into key components for detailed recording. During a heritage engineering apprenticeship, you’ll learn to evaluate component quality, address wear issues, and devise creative solutions for complex engineering problems. You’ll also engage in forensic work, using reverse engineering techniques to understand original design and manufacturing methods. This knowledge guides the development of effective repair strategies. Your work safeguards the legacy of engineering innovation and design for future generations. By maintaining a strong link to an artifact’s origins, you play a vital role in preserving our heritage and ensuring that these unique pieces of history continue to inspire and educate.


Duration: 42 months

Relevant school subjects: Art, DT, history and science

Entry requirements for the heritage engineering technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £21,000 per annum

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