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What will I study on the pathway?

Year 1Year 2Year 3
• Engineering mathematics and computing• Further mathematics and computing for engineering• Advanced and modern materials
• Electrical engineering and instrumentation• Control and automation• Design of composites
• Manufacturing processes and materials engineering• Professional engineering and sustainable manufacturing • Lubrication and wear
• Fundamentals of science for engineers• Multidisciplinary design • Machine element design and analysis of failure
• Professional development for engineers
• Engineering mechanics for manufacture • Finite element analysis for machines
• Introduction to design and CAD/CAM• Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics for manufacture • Industrial project with project management
• Operations management.

Degree apprenticeship entry requirements:

You will need one of the following:

  • A minimum of two A-Levels at grade B or above, including a mathematical-based subject and a science, technology, engineering or an additional mathematics-related subject

  • An Engineering BTEC Level 3 with at least 120 credits at DM (Distinction Merit) level or above

  • EAL Diploma in an engineering-based subject at D (Distinction) level

  • Equivalent qualifications such as Technical Levels at DM or above.

Candidates with a HND or Foundation Degree or who have completed the second year of a degree in a relevant subject can be assessed for direct entry onto the 2nd or 3rd year of the programme (BEng top-up), but 1st year entry or an alternative pathway may still be recommended.

Candidates who have not studied in the UK can submit transcripts for qualifications equivalent to level 3 which the admissions panel will review and may be taken in lieu of the specified qualifications.

Applicants are also required to successfully complete a series of assessments at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, as well as an employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

General requirements:

UK Nationals

  • UK passport, showing you are a British citizen or a citizen of the UK, having the right of abode in the UK
  • Birth certificate - please also bear in mind, if your name is different to the name you are using, you must also have your deed poll documentation.

EEA Nationals & Switzerland

  • For EEA Nationals & Switzerland, an official current immigration status document proving that you have resided in the EEA or Switzerland or the UK, for at least 3 years before the start of the apprenticeship and that you have the right of abode in the UK. 

Non-UK Nationals

  • For Non-UK national passport holders, your passport alongside a current Immigration Status Document issued by the UK Home Office, or your Biometric Residence Permit (front and back). 

If you are uncertain about whether your qualifications meet the entry tariff for the degree apprenticeship, please contact our recruitment team

How do I apply?

How do I apply?

Once you have decided on which apprenticeship is for you and you have checked that you meet the entry requirements, the next step is to apply. You can do this on our website here.

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Gabriella Spencer

"Definitely doing an apprenticeship is the way to go. I love learning on the job and having that one day a week at university to complete my studies. You get a real feel for what engineering is truly about, plus you get the experience."

Gabriella Spencer - Stanley Black & Decker