Kickstart your career in Engineering

An 11-week intensive training course giving you the skills, confidence and essential certificates to kickstart your career in the world of engineering with a guaranteed job interview.

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Course Overview

The Engineering Skills Bootcamp is an 11-week training programme that has been co-designed with local manufacturing and engineering employers and will provide students with a unique opportunity to work closely with local employers and experience site tours, guest lecturers, masterclass training and more.

The course will include training in:

  • Health and safety
  • Engineering drawings measurement and inspection
  • Use of power tools
  • Bench fitting skills
  • Drawings, measurement and inspection
  • Basic welding principles
  • Machining skills
  • Fluid logic and containment
  • Basic electrical principles
  • Personal development and employability skills
  • First Aid
  • Confined Space
  • Working at Height

Eligibility criteria:

Currently, we are only able to offer this role to applicants who live in Suffolk or Norfolk.

You must:

  • Be aged 19+
  • Have the right to work in the UK/have a National Insurance number
  • Not be enrolled on other funded training such as an apprenticeship, Higher Education or Kick-Start, Re-Start
  • Be a current resident in Norfolk or Suffolk
  • Have lived in the UK/EU for at least three years or have the right to live and work in the UK.
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Start Date

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Course Duration

11 Weeks

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Training Method

Classroom and industry visits

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Fully Funded*

If you are aged 19+, this course is fully funded by New Anglia, so there is no cost to you.

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No Experience Required

There is no industry experience required for this course.

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Aged 19+

Skills Bootcamps are specifically targeted at candidates aged 19+ years of age.

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Guaranteed Job Interview

We will guarantee you a job interview with a leading engineering employer in Great Yarmouth, Lowestoft and surrounding areas.

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Comprehensive Industry Experience

Throughout the programme, you will work with numerous local employers to visit their factories and have expert industry masterclasses.

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The course is fully funded*

The course is funded by New Anglia LEP so there is no cost to you!
*if you are currently employed in the sector, the course will cost 10%

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Unlock new and transferable skills


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Obtain essential industry certificates


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Progression opportunities


Where this course will take you

This course has been co-developed with industry. The below partners are just some of those who have supported us to provide site visits and masterclass days during the the course to showcase the range of engineering sectors and job roles available to you!

Supporting Employers

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Engineering sectors to work in

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Food and Drink

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Course Content

You will complete one module per week, excluding Machining and Welding. The 11-week course will be delivered at East Coast College from Monday to Thursday (9am to 4pm), and site visits will take place every Friday. Certifications will be completed throughout the course, and on completion of the programme, you will finish with a portfolio of essential industry-recognised certificates.

Student Support

Every student will need support, advice and guidance at some time during their training and studies. It might be for transport information, learning support, a friendly constructive ear to discuss worries or counselling to support overcoming more serious issues. Our highly-trained advisors will be able to help – and if they believe you need more support, they have access to a wide network of external agencies who will have the answer.

  • Provision of wrap-around support.
  • Transport and supervision to all off-site visits.
  • Weekly monitoring


The course team will support where possible study alongside part time work. This will be assessed on an individual basis

The college will undertake initial assessments to ensure that you are supported in your studies.

On successful completion of the course, you will be invited to employer interviews. Employer decisions are final as part of the last stage.

The college will support students as far as possible.

The funding for this course is 19 years and over but please contact the college for further advice on other courses.

Start your application to secure a place on this free, industry-leading, Engineering Skills Bootcamp

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