UCOL Polytech provides highly practical and useful skill based pre-apprenticeship training for people intending to pursue a career in engineering. You will experience a broad range of practical skills including metal work, welding and machining as well as an introduction to important health and safety information for worksites. You will leave this programme with an introductory qualification which many industry representatives endorse and this ensures the best chances of employment for successful graduates.
This pre-apprenticeship programme will help get your career started as a mechanical engineer in welding, fabrication and machining. Completing this programme will save time off your apprenticeship and help you secure a job as UCOL graduates are valued by the industry.
UCOL Polytech also offers other various engineering courses. With fantastic facilities and passionate lecturers – there is only ONE place to go for your engineering training, that’s UCOL!.
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