Career development pathways

Supporting your career development

As a specialist provider of technical education and skills, Innovion is committed to providing ladders of progression that will enable you to progress through your engineering career.  

Attending university to achieve a degree used to be a requirement if you wanted to achieve Chartered Engineer status, but now you can become a Chartered Engineer via the apprenticeship route as well.

Our apprenticeship programmes start at level 3 and go through to degree level; they are complemented by a CPD offer to enhance specific skills and competencies.

For example, if you are just setting out in your career and have recently completed your GCSEs or A Levels, you are likely to start your apprenticeship journey at technician level (level 3).  Depending on the role you are undertaking in the business, if you already have A Levels it is feasible to start at level 4 and progress relatively quickly into a senior technician role.  However, many businesses will expect you to have gained experience in the workplace first.

If you have been working in the engineering sector as a technician for a while you could talk to your employer about undertaking a level 4 (e.g. Engineering Manufacturing Technician) or even a degree apprenticeship.

Technician Level 3
  • Mechatronics
  • Engineering Fitter
Senior Technician Level 4/5
  • Engineering Manufacturing Technician
Engineer Level 6/7 (degree)
  • Manufacturing Engineer (in development)

Innovion is currently working with its founder members and wider employer partners to expand our programme offer further and ensure we have the right range and mix of programmes to serve a modern industrial environment.

Innovion is working with top university partners to develop its degree apprenticeship offer. The first of these programmes is likely to be operational in 2021.

Programmes currently in development include:

  • Machining (level 3)
  • Product Design and Development (levels 3 & 6)
  • Systems Automation and Controls (level 4)
  • Software Development (levels 3 & 4)
  • Network Infrastructure and Systems Development (level 4)
  • Data Analytics (level 4)
  • Digital Solutions (level 6)
Discover our programmes

Our programmes build skills that are in demand within the engineering, manufacturing and technology sectors and will help you take the next step in your chosen career.

Find out more
Did you find what you’re looking for?

Thanks for your feedback