Appleby Heritage Centre is able to offer two engineering apprenticeship routes:
Engineering Manufacture Operator and Semi-Skilled: Pathway 3 Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering and Pathway 4 Engineering Maintenance and Installation.
The centre has a purpose equipped engineering workshop, where students can learn or improve their engineering skills in areas such as hand fitting, welding, fabrication and servicing In 2016 the centre purchased a new metal cutter to complement our existing equipment and recently we purchased a guillotine to replace an aged piece of equipment.
We have enjoyed considerable success with both of these pathways.
Ashley Huschka completed an intermediate level apprenticeship working for Northern Trading (Cumbria) Ltd in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering. Since completing this apprenticeship Ashley has continued to study with AHC, completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification and he is currently working towards a Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair Principles qualification.
Tyler Scarr continues to work for Tunstall Tractors, Foggygill, Fell End having completed his intermediate level apprenticeship following pathway 4 – Engineering Maintenance and Installation. Jack Wills, Darren Kelly-Metcalfe and Lee Maughan have all followed agricultural careers, using their agricultural engineering skills working on local farms after completing their intermediate level apprenticeship programmes.
Tom Alderson, having completed an intermediate level apprenticeship in Engineering decided that he wished to extend his practical skills to cover light vehicle maintenance and repair. Tom has successfully completed a level 2 qualification and is currently enrolled on an advanced level Vehicle Maintenance and Repair apprenticeship.
Andrew Butterworth completed an intermediate level apprenticeship in Engineering and then took up an employment opportunity with Amey Mouchel, based at Penrith.