Materials process engineer apprenticeship

Control and manage the complex manufacturing processes and support services that are applied to products

The materials process engineer role is found in a wide variety of thermal process-related fields, including casting, forging, machining, coating, heat treatment and surface finishing processes. During the materials process engineer apprenticeship, you’ll control and manage the complex manufacturing processes and support services that are applied to products. You’ll collect and organise all the information needed to understand the whole problem, explore it from all angles, and then find the most appropriate solution for integration into a sustainable product lifecycle. You’ll typically work in either the problem definition or solution provider environments, making critical decisions in the process and utilities to produce high-quality, cost-effective parts and systems, then testing and accepting the designed solutions. You’ll provide essential support to your associated businesses, particularly guidance and leadership in improving company metrics of quality, delivery, new product introduction and support key financial and business decisions. On completion, you’ll achieve a master’s degree in manufacturing technology and management.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and engineering

Entry requirements for the materials process engineer apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely a bachelor’s degree or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience

Achievement upon completion: Level 7 (Degree)—equivalent to a master’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum

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