IPS’s diverse range of qualifications cover mechanical and electrical specialisms, delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.


IPS’s diverse range of qualifications cover mechanical and electrical specialisms, delivered by experienced and knowledgeable trainers.

IPS’ engineering Apprenticeships Standards can provide you with the skills to build a career within this sector. The skills gained will help you solve problems in the real world, whether it’s working the mechanical, electrical, or electronic sectors.

Our engineering Trainers have a wealth of experience working in the field that they are able to share with learners. We pride ourselves on offering a supportive, inclusive service at IPS, with smaller class sizes enabling our learners to have more one-to-one time with the trainers.

Engineers are in demand and entry-level jobs pay higher than many other industries. There are opportunities to have a career in Small to Large organisations in Kent and across the UK.

Our learners gain skills that can take them into various areas, including the automobile, aerospace, and marine industries. The learner can be involved in research or maintenance or involved in the creative force behind inventions and discoveries.


By undergoing an engineering Apprenticeship, you will be able to:

  • Work safely and effectively within engineering
  • Specialise in a field in which you wish to pursue
  • Learn the necessary knowledge for engineering technicians
Lean Manufacturing Operative (Level 2 Standard)

Lean Manufacturing Operatives can be required to carry out manufacturing activities on multiple products with different specifications consecutively e.g. automotive manufacturing – Multi models manufacturing results in the manufacturing of different models of vehicle with different specification variants within a high-volume environment.
We offer training for the following roles:

  • Production/Assembly
  • Inspection/Quality Assurance
  • Electrical and Electronic
  • Production Processing/Finishing
Engineering Technician (Level 3 Standard)

Engineering technicians in the wider advanced manufacturing and Engineering Sector take responsibility of quality and accuracy within the limits of their personal authority. Demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role and Complement wider business strategy and development.

We offer training for the following roles:


  • Mechatronics – Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding safety, quality, delivery and cost within high value manufacturing environments
  • Technical Support – Engineering Technical Support Technicians work as part of a team to provide technical support and expertise for all areas of Engineering and Manufacturing.
Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician (Level 3 Standard)

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician’s covers: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians, Control & Instrumentation Technicians, Electrical System and Process Control Technicians, Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians. They will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in one or more of the following industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader national infrastructure Engineering Sector. The electricity generating environment, which may use a range of different fuels including coal, gas, nuclear, wind and other renewable sources. Telecommunications power plants; oil and gas refining. Nuclear waste reprocessing; processing and production of chemicals, pharmaceutical, human and animal food, cosmetics, petrochemicals, sewerage and the exploration and exploitation of oil and gas.

Metal Fabricator (Level 3 Standard)

This is a multi-discipline Standard and encompasses different roles within the workplace. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using materials and structures such as; rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc. Work includes manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petro-chemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories or on operational sites. Fabricators use a large range of metals including steel, aluminium and titanium at a range of thicknesses from 0.5mm up to over 20mm.

Rail Engineering

The Rail Engineering Technician Standard provides technical support to Rail Engineers working on different areas of the railway, which includes infrastructure and trains, track overhead lines, electrification, signalling, telecommunications, traction and rolling stock and rail systems. Apprentices will learn the core knowledge involved but specialise a specific discipline.

BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering

IPS now offer the Level 4 Pearson BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Engineering. HNC is the next step up for all learners who have undertaken a Level 3 BTEC in Engineering. This programme allows for progression to a university degree, while still working in a  comfortable college environment.


IPS also offers a range of commercial training courses in engineering for companies, including Electrical Multiskill, PAT Testing and Hydraulics. Please click here to find out more.

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