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Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme

The Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme is available to young people aged 16–19, providing a great foundation and valuable first step into the challenging and rewarding engineering industry equipping them with the knowledge and relevant experience to enhance their skill set and employability.


The programme combines on-site technical skills training and academic study at a local college in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Ellesmere Port. All the training provided as part of the programme will last for nine months (from June to September) as you work towards nationally recognised qualifications.

If you’re considering applying you should have an interest in electrical engineering, be highly motivated with a positive attitude and have a willingness to learn in addition;

  • In Scotland – Two National 5s or equivalent in Maths, English and/or a Science subject (we will also consider National 4 awards or equivalent).
  • In England & Wales – Two GCSE’s at Grade A–C / 4-9 from Maths, English and/or a Science subject.


The Engineering Pre-Apprenticeship Programme is sponsored by ScottishPower, it is not a permanent role. You will receive a monthly £200 allowance as a contribution towards your travel to a local college.

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