Apprenticeships in Engineering and Motorsports


Are you always keen to find out how things work?

An Apprenticeship in Engineering and Motorsports could open the door to many exciting opportunities for you.

Picture yourself working in a lab, designing and producing composites (strong lightweight material) for the aerospace and wind energy sectors.

Or you could work in the motorsports industry, in the pit lane, or get into design, testing and race safety. The possibilities are endless.

Get your career in engineering and motorsports started with our apprenticeships and make the most of our excellent facilities and industry-experienced team.


Apprenticeships we offer

  • Engineering – Performing Engineering Operations Level 2
  • Engineering Level 3
  • Engineering – Composites Level 3
  • Motorsports Level 3

Watch this video from one of our former apprentices in Motorsports Engineering

How to apply

Apprenticeships can take place anywhere in the region. Applications will be processed by one of our Activate Learning colleges.

You’ll need to complete the online application form on their website. Simply choose the apprenticeship and click on the apply now button:

Once we’ve received your application, we will be in touch to arrange an interview. You can find out more about the application process in our apprenticeship guide.

Don’t forget…

You need a relevant job to be able to begin your apprenticeship training. If you haven’t found one yet, you can apply for one of our current vacancies.

Case studies – David’s story

David Sawyer has been working in the field of mechanical engineering, as part of his apprenticeship, since 2013. David’s enthusiasm and can do attitude are valued by his employer, Meta Vision Systems Ltd, where he became their first apprentice.

David works across three areas: mechanical assembly, optical sensor assembly and electrical wiring, putting panels back together to complete the system. He is completing an Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing delivered through Activate Enterprise.

David’s employer, Operations Manager Durk Molloy, says, ‘We have had such a good experience with David that we are in the process of recruiting more apprentices. David has learnt many skills during his time with us. He is always willing to take on challenging tasks, completing them to the finest quality and challenging timescales.’

The apprenticeship has given David an opportunity to develop new skills, including improving his wiring skills, completing mechanical assemblies and soft skills, such as better communication and time management skills. This has boosted David’s confidence, and he is making the most of the opportunity to work in different areas in the company. In recognition of his hard work, David was awarded the Freemen of Oxford Apprenticeship Award 2015.

Any questions?

Just drop us an email – or call 01865 551 015.