The Caunton Academy


Apprentice Training

About us

Caunton Engineering are passionate about recruiting apprentices and graduates, offering young people an opportunity to take the first step towards a career in the Engineering and Construction industries.

The Caunton Academy was established in 2004, with an aim to address the industry’s skills shortage.

From inception, the Caunton Academy proved to be highly successful in the delivery of apprenticeships in fabrication and welding, which led to its recognition, in August 2008, as an accredited EAL Training Centre. Continued investment in the development and training of the Caunton Academy teaching team, led to the Caunton Academy gaining Employer Provider Status in May 2017.

Our facility provides a model production line aimed to simulate and map the processes of an actual working production line and industrial environment, together with a classroom where the Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering is delivered. Within this environment, our Apprentices work towards achieving the Metal Fabricator Standard, which is delivered by our in-house, qualified teaching team, over a period of 42 months.

Entry requirements

In order to optimise success, applicants will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.

Apprentice destinations

The company currently employs fifteen apprentices across four years, and recruits approximately five apprentices on an annual basis. Successful apprentices then have the opportunity, by means of an individual development plan, to spend time in various departments across the business giving them an opportunity to gain a broader knowledge of the business prior to joining a full fabrication team, or moving to developing more desk-based skills, such as with our technical, estimating or commercial teams.

Professional recognition

The Metal Fabricator Standard aligns with the following professional recognition:

  • IMechE for Eng Tech
  • IET for Eng Tech

For further information on academy opportunities please contact our Human Resources Department.

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