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Apprentices

Develop lifelong transferable engineering skills, both practical and theoretical, in readiness for an exciting and rewarding career path

Technical Support Technician apprentice doing coursework
Engineering apprentice inspecting a machined part

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a genuine job with an accompanying assessment and skills development programme. It is a way for individuals to earn while they learn gaining valuable skills and knowledge in a specific job role. The apprentice gains this through a wide mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training and the opportunity to practise new skills in a real work environment. 

MGTS has been successfully delivering engineering apprenticeships for over 50 years and is currently rated by OFSTED as a ‘Good Provider’. We have a long-standing and strong commitment to equal opportunities for all.

How its works

Our Apprenticeships give you a clear pathway to a long lasting career, and we’re here to support you at every step. Here’s what your MGTS journey looks like.

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Let’s get started!

Online Assessments

Do you measure up?

MGTS Interview

Getting to know you.

Employer Match

Finding the perfect fit.

Apprenticeship Offer

Your journey begins.

Start your Career

Earn while you learn!

Apprenticeship Pathways

Your apprenticeship can steer you towards the right career. Find out more about each of the pathways to see what skills they teach, and what career paths they open up.

Two female Mechatronics maintenance technician apprentices learning robotics programming

Mechatronics Maintenance Technician

As a Mechatronics Maintenance Technician you ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standards.

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Product design & development apprentices technical drawing

Product Design & Development Technician

Design engineers improve product performance and efficiency while researching and developing new manufacturing ideas and systems.

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Toolmaker and Tool & Die Maintenance Technician apprentice inspecting a machined component

Toolmaker and Tool & Die Maintenance Technician

Toolmakers and Tool & Die Maintenance Technicians are highly skilled engineers, carrying out complex and specialist detailed work.

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Machinist apprentice using CNC machine

Machinist

Machinists create, install, maintain and repair metal products, including machinery and equipment in factories.

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Technical Support Technician apprentice doing coursework

Technical Support Technician

Technical Support Technicians work as part of a team to provide technical support and expertise for all areas of engineering and manufacturing functions.

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Man teaching Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance Technician apprentices in classroom

Food and Drink Engineering Maintenance Technician

Food and Drink multi-skilled maintenance technicians will work with mechanical and electrical equipment plus highly automated programmable control systems.

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Apprentices using computers doing coursework

Not sure what’s best for you?

Answer a few simple questions to identify which apprenticeship pathway may be suitable for you.

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Thomas Somers

Engineer – Direct Air

My apprenticeship at Direct Air allowed me to start a career in engineering. It meant I was learning the hands-on skills at site, along with gaining qualifications at MGTS. All this whilst earning money too!

Throughout my apprenticeship my wages increased regularly which was a great incentive for me to keep pushing myself and reach new levels of success. I have progressed to the point where I can now take control of my own work and supervise the current apprentices who assist me on jobs.

At MGTS I managed to gain a double grade of Distinction*, which I’m really proud of. The skills I learnt enabled me to overcome situations I wasn’t initially prepared for, that I may not have learnt outside of an apprenticeship. My aspiration is to study at degree level at university, providing me with a more in-depth knowledge of engineering and progressing further in my career. I know Direct Air is 100% behind me with this!

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We would love to hear from you if you have or are predicted to gain 5 x GCSEs (or equivalent). Grades must be A*-C/9-5 for Maths, English, a Science and two other subjects.