Mechanical Manufacturing Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme is aimed at anyone wanting to become a mechanical engineer. Mechanical engineers are responsible for developing and designing machinery and components that are used in most aspects of our daily lives.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will need to be technically minded and a great problem solver. You will gain the skills and knowledge of a wide range of mechanical manufacturing activities including fitting and assembly, CNC machine operating and composite manufacturing. With the manufacturing industry being one of the biggest in the world job prospects are very positive.


Benefits / Skills

  • Understanding of computer numerical control (CNC) machine operating
  • Overhauling and testing processes
  • Exploring spring making
  • Engineering specialisms such as photonics engineering
  • Understanding machine tool setting
  • Understanding composite manufacture engineering
  • Entry Requirements

    The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising. Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

    Career Progression


    As a toolmaker you will assemble, fitting and repair tools. In addition, you will follow engineering drawings to mark out the design for tools and will assist with tool maintenance and compiling reports.


    As a pipefitter you will install and assemble a variety of metal and non-metal pipes, tubes and fittings. In addition, you will secure pipes to structures and plan installation or repair work.

    Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme: 

  • Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship Level 3
  • Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4
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      92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

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      The average salary for a qualified maintenance engineer is £37,500.

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      Course FAQs

      What will an apprentice gain by the end of the programme?

      Apprentices will achieve a qualification which may vary depending on which apprenticeship they have completed. The main benefit for an apprentice is the work experience they gain and the majority and confidence that comes with that. Though there is no guarantee of a job at the end of an apprenticeship, many of our apprentices are kept on for permanent positions, a higher level apprenticeship, or further training by their employers.

      Will my child still have the opportunity to attend college?

      Each of our apprenticeships are delivered differently and have been tailored to the industry they are related to. Information on delivery can be seen on each course page under the delivery method section.

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