Young Apprenticeship in Engineering
Level 2

The course consists of two industrial based qualifications from EAL up to level 2: the EAL First Certificate in Engineering Technology and the EAL Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (QCF) .

What is a Young Apprenticeship?

The Young Apprenticeship in Engineering is an initiative in partnership with industry and colleges, set up to encourage able students to consider a career in Engineering whilst developing their skills within an industrial environment. Derby’s Young Apprenticeships in Engineering is a city-wide initiative, managed by Rolls-Royce.

As a YA you will spend one-day a week at Rolls Royce. You are responsible for travelling to and from Rolls-Royce as transport is not provided by the school. On the remaining four days a week you will attend Lees Brook. You will do 5-10 days work experience at Rolls Royce over the two years of the course. This work experience will take place during your holidays in year 11- usually the October half term. Any work missed during lessons must be caught up in your own time.

Who should do a YA in Engineering?

This course is of particular interest to those interested in direct entry into an Engineering career. It is now linked to the Rolls-Royce full apprenticeship programme. You will need a minimum expected GCSE grades of 5 or above in Mathematics English and Science.

How do I apply if I am interested?

Select your options as normal, but tick the Rolls-Royce YA box on the options form. The application process will begin later in the year. Places are limited and candidates will need to complete an online application. Successful applicants will attend an assessment centre involving interviews and a aptitude tests. Twenty applicants will be chosen from across Derby.

Your application needs our support because we approve the applications. Rolls-Royce fund the courses so need to be assured the candidates selected are reliable. We will not give support to students whose behaviour or attendance has been a cause for concern or those who have not worked hard.

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