Graduate Apprenticeship: Engineering Instrumentation and Control (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: Instrumentation, Measurement and Control in partnership with Score and 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 and undertake tasks and projects within your competency. You will become skilled enough to undertake a wide variety of instrumentation and control related projects including support of our diagnostics capability, valve actuation solutions and control valve solutions as well as some exposure to the control and instrumentation systems required to manufacture, repair and overhaul industrial gas turbines.

Year 1

  • Essential engineering theory and practical skills
  • The use of tools and equipment to draw and produce
  • Expand on mathematical skills
  • An understanding of how science relates to engineering
  • An understanding of how things work and are controlled
  • Learn about working in industry

Year 2

  • Increase understanding of electronics and controls
  • Understand how to transmit and process signals
  • Understand how to control systems using microprocessors
  • Work on an embedded controller project
  • Learn management and technical skills

Year 3

  • Work on technically challenging group projects
  • Develop core skills in communication and project management, balancing leadership and individual responsibility
  • Enhance process-related technical skills associated with control systems and metrology
  • Gain an understanding of industrial installations and the issues that relate to their operation

 Year 4

In year 4 you will build on the skills learned to undertake an honours project and will also study the following subjects:

  • Control and estimation
  • Batch processing
  • Quality
  • Alarm management
  • The integration of inter-related systems
  • Basic process control
  • Fire and gas
  • Safety instrumented and emergency shutdown systems

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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