Apprentice Finder
West Midlands

Welcome to the Engineering Apprentice Finder, a Next Gen Makers project ran in partnership with our business partners MSC Industrial Supply Co. UK in the West Midlands region.

This project aims to solve the 2 key challenges identified by many engineering & manufacturing firms when looking to recruit Engineering & Manufacturing Apprentices:

  • Not enough applicants for your Apprenticeships
  • Unsure of which Training Provider may best fit your requirements

 Here’s how it works:

  • You tell us about the Apprenticeship vacancies you’d like to promote
  • We promote those to relevant young people – all of whom have registered an interest with us in finding an Engineering Apprenticeship: from over 40 local High schools and 5 vocational Colleges
  • Interested individuals will send CV applications for your Apprenticeships

First, start by identifying the most suitable Training Provider to deliver your Apprenticeship.

Our Training Provider partners are listed below, all of whom have dedicated Engineering Apprenticeship Training provision within their areas of the West Midlands – and who also receive thousands of applications between them each year from young people looking for Engineering Apprenticeships.

Browse the below listings to find out more about the specialist Apprenticeship courses and training provide by each Training Provider, then Contact Us to tell us about your vacancy, selecting the ‘Apprentice Recruitment’ option.


Black Country & Marches IOT

Specialising in higher level technical education programmes and Apprenticeships, the new employer-led Institute is a major new development based at the heart of the Black Country in Dudley.

BMet College

At BMet, we are committed to being, a significant contributor to skills development in Birmingham and the City Region and our employer led programme is a significant contributor to that.

City of Wolverhampton College

City of Wolverhampton College is one of the leading training providers in the West Midlands and offers a wide range of full-time vocational qualifications, part-time courses and apprenticeships.

Dudley College of Technology

Dudley College of Technology is one of the UK’s leading FE colleges, rated Outstanding by Ofsted in 2017. We have a very strong vocational heritage which dates back to 1862.

Make UK

Make UK has trained thousands of manufacturing apprentices, so we know how to get the very best out of young people for the benefit of your business growth.

South Staffordshire College

South Staffordshire College is the largest FE college within Staffordshire with 5 college locations known as Lichfield College, Tamworth College, Rodbaston College, Cannock College and Torc College.