Graduate Apprenticeship: Engineering, Design and Manufacture (Peterhead, Scotland)


  • Graduate Apprenticeship duration: 4 years
  • You will spend the first year with our partner training provider in Peterhead, undertaking the SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
  • The majority of your time in years 2-4 will be spent in a working environment, with attendance at university 4-6 times per academic year
  • You will be allocated a company mentor

Qualifications you will work towards

  • SVQ Level 2 in Performing Engineering Operations
  • BEng (Hons) Engineering: Design and Manufacture degree (with Robert Gordon University). For more information click here.

Experience and skills you will gain/Typical responsibilities

Throughout years 2-4 you will be given placements in various Score departments, carrying out tasks that relate to your learning. You will build an understanding of Score’s engineering services. You will become skilled in preparing technical risk assessment and method statements for both onshore and offshore work scopes and be able to calculate correct properties for a wide variety of valve components and accessories. There will be the opportunity to assist in manufacturing processes and procedures, correctly designing, documenting and reporting on valve and component modification and upgrade.  You will also undertake failure investigations to ascertain root cause and make recommendations for improvement to suit the needs of our clients.

Year 1

  • An introduction to the fundamental principles of the engineering design and manufacturing processes
  • The properties of engineering materials, metal alloys and heat treatment
  • The principles and practice of the engineer during product development
  • How to apply mathematics in order to solve engineering problems
  • An introduction to the fundamentals of hydrostatic and thermodynamics systems
  • The basic concepts and principles of electrical and electronic engineering
  • An introduction to CAD and CAM software

Year 2

  • The ability to apply advanced level mathematics to engineering problems, including thermal-fluid and vibration systems
  • Gain an understanding of the formal design process for components and machine elements
  • Gain an understanding of the main manufacturing processes for metals, ceramics, polymer and composite materials
  • Learn how to select appropriate materials for a given product and understand the relevant manufacturing processes

Year 3

  • The analysis and interpretation of the dynamic structural behaviour of engineering system components
  • Begin to understand instrumentation and control systems technology
  • The stress analysis of components subject to combined loading
  • Fatigue and failure analysis and fracture mechanics
  • National and international codes of practice
  • Design approaches, including BS and Eurocodes
  • An introduction to joining processes and equipment
  • Surface technology and engineering metallurgy
  • An understanding of manufacturing support systems
  • Process planning and production control
  • Quality control and inspection
  • Sustainable manufacturing

Year 4

  • The use of the finite element method to analyse a range of engineering systems including static stress, dynamic modal analysis and heat transfer analysis
  • An introduction to renewable energy systems
  • An introduction to business finance, accounting and law for engineers
  • Operation management
  • Quality control and assurance
  • Cost evaluation and supply change management
  • The skills needed to use a variety of commercial software in design and manufacture of products
  • Rapid prototyping techniques including NC programming, mould modelling, rapid prototyping and sensitivity analysis
  • Undertake a substantial professional design project incorporating planning, decision making, data collection and critical analysis

The above is subject to change by the university or Score.

Entry Requirements

Our preferred applicants will hold a minimum of:

  • 4 x B at Higher, including Mathematics and a Science subject
  • HNC Mechanical Engineering

Selection Process

As part of the selection process applicants that meet the above entry requirements will be invited to undertake an aptitude test. Successful applicants will then be taken forward to the next stage of the selection process.

For more information on graduate apprenticeships at Score, contact us.

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