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The Engineering department at Lancaster & Morecambe College has a successful training programme for apprentices and advanced apprentices for Fabrication & Welding. Full time courses are offered in Fabrication & Welding, Maintenance Engineering and Electrical Installations. LMC is increasing its training provision for students who are looking to a future in the engineering sector. Companies are increasing their intake of engineering apprentices, with the aim of developing and retaining their skills base.

Ryann Williams, Head of Engineering

“I would just like to thank you for all the help you have given me over the past year. Without the College I would not be in the position I am now. So many thanks and I will hopefully see you once again in the future.”

Ben Baker, Engineering Level 3


Past students have gone on to higher courses in Engineering and the Built Environment. Last year’s students secured employment with EDF, GA Engineering, Bowker IT and Rogerson. Students progress to working as engineers in a wide range of sectors including manufacturing, utilities, marine construction, steel fabrication, laundry clothing processing, fuel storage/distribution, sheet metal fabrication and electrical engineering.

Your future career could be..

Welder   £16,000 - £35,000
Motor Mechanic      £18,000 - £35,000
Building Services Engineer   £20,000 - £50,000
Rail Engineering Technician   £30,000 - £35,000
Mechanical Engineer   £22,000 - £75,000



Apprenticeships logoOnce you have gained employment you could start this programme at any time of the year.

What do I need to join?

4 GCSEs at grade D/3 or higher including Maths or English OR a Level 1 related qualification PLUS grade D/3 or higher in Maths or English.
Relevant work experience will also be considered
Entry criteria will be applied at the discretion of the course manager.

General Information

An apprenticeship in a genuine job, with training, meaning apprentices learn and gain skills and professional competencies in their chosen career, whilst receiving a wage.

Apprenticeships are suitable for well-motivated people who are focussed and know which career path they want to follow. They offer high quality work-based training as an alternative to full time study.

This programme is aimed at people who are employed. You will need to be 16 years of age or over. Apprenticeships are available at level 2 and level 3.

From April 2019, the apprenticeship minimum wage is £3.90 per hour. For further information on salaries, visit gov.uk and search ‘apprenticeships'.

Course Information Sheet

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Department News

Blackpool Transport Visit

May 09, 2019

Our Fabrication & Welding Level 1 & 2  students visited Blackpool Transports mai

Tide and Time Bell tolls across Morecambe Bay

March 14, 2019

Lancaster & Morecambe College’s Fabrication and Welding Apprentices have recently been involved in

Students Create Fitting Tribute to Fallen Soldiers

November 20, 2018

Level 3 Art and Design students recently transformed a local war memorial to commemor

Students Build Link Between Maths and Engineering

September 21, 2018

Three tutors from Lancaster & Morecambe College (LMC) recently visited Cartmel Priory School to demo

Student Profiles

Thomas Johnson

June 12, 2019

Course taken at college: Level 1 Fabrication & Welding

Leon Swales

June 12, 2019

Course taken at college: Level 1 Fabrication & Welding

Thomas Bogin

June 12, 2019

Course taken at college: Level 1 Fabrication & Welding

Ashley Birkett

May 21, 2019

Course taken: Level 2 Fabrication & Welding

Adam Mark Taylor

May 21, 2019

Courses taken: Level 1 MIG Welding and Level 2 Fabrication & Welding

Sophie Santon

April 26, 2018

Course taken: Level 3 Engineering
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