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Our Engineering, Construction & Motor Vehicle apprenticeships are supported by assessors and employers who understand exactly what it takes to make it in these industries.

There are shortages in skilled technicians both locally and nationally. With hard work and dedication you can gain skills, security, satisfaction and ensure a stable future with qualifications in craft and trade areas. Or, if you love a technical challenge, choosing engineering or motor vehicle and understanding theories, processes and systems will position you well for a career in these exciting and evolving industries.

In this sector we offer apprenticeships in the following:

  • Brickwork
  • Carpentry/Joinery
  • Electrical Installation/Maintenance Installation
  • Engineering (Mechanical/Electrical)
  • Facilities Management
  • Motor Vehicle
  • Lean Manufacturing Operations
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Warehouse Operative

Browse below to hear more from our key employer partners, our apprentices and what NSCG can offer you when exploring your next steps.

Want to find out more?

For full details on the apprenticeship subjects available at NSCG.

T: 01782 254287 (Newcastle)

T: 01785 275660 (Stafford)



Laura Tunnicliff, Engineering Apprenticeship

Meet Laura as she discusses her route from an Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Apprenticeship to full-time role as a Health & Safety and Environmental Advisor at Hitachi ABB Power Grids in Stone.

No stranger to studying, having previously completed a Degree and Masters Degree at the University of Hull. Laura chose to give up a full-time position in Supply Chain to turn her passion for the environment into a career, and took up an apprenticeship with NSCG.

Lloyd Swayle, Electrical Apprenticeship

Lloyd, studied an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation based with employer TT Pumps Ltd, one of the UK’s most reliable manufacturers and suppliers of pumps, pumping stations, valves, controls, and other specialist equipment.

He ultimately chose an apprenticeship because he really wanted to get into the Engineering industry from a young age. With the appeal of studying, gaining a qualification without incurring heft university tuition fees a great bonus.

Megan Kidwell, Engineering Apprenticeship

Megan, studied an Apprenticeship in Engineering with Stoke-on-Trent based employer EMS Industries Ltd, a leading UK manufacturer of ram pumps for the waste water & food waste industries.

Now a fully qualified Project Engineer at EMS. Megan said: "I honestly don't know what I'd be doing now if it weren't for this apprenticeship. NSCG helped me find what I wanted to do, introduced me to EMS and fully supported me throughout. I'm no doing a job I really enjoy and don't have any university debt."

Apprentices discuss working at Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon is one the UK's leading independent construction and property services companies. Here their apprentices discuss their apprenticeship journeys.


Apprenticeships with Briggs Equipment Ltd.

Briggs Equipment UK Ltd, are a successful company specialising in the materials handling sector. Their professional apprenticeship scheme they supports Plant Maintenance qualifications, designed to create Engineers of the future.

Apprenticeships with Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon is one the UK's leading independent construction and property services companies. Locally they have recently worked on the Hilton Garden Inn Hotel at the heart of the transformational Smithfield development in Stoke-on-Trent. Here they look at how to forge a career within the Engineering and Construction industry.

Apprenticeships with EMS Industries Ltd.

EMS Industries Ltd, based in Biddulph have invested heavily in the NSCG Apprenticeship programme over the years, ensuring that they continue to inspire future generations of engineers.


Hear more from our assessors in Engineering, Construction and Motor Vehicle as they discuss what's involved in their respective apprenticeship pathways, what skills you'll develop, entry requirements and what careers each pathway can lead into.