Heritage Engineering Apprenticeship

• Fundamentals of vehicle construction and technology
• Mechanical and electrical training with a fully equipped machine shop
• Servicing and diagnosis of heritage vehicles
• Familiarisation with obsolete technology and systems
• Progression on to all aspect of classic vehicle maintenance and restoration including coachwork and trim
• Become fluent in CNC, CAD, Metrology to develop heritage components through reverse engineering techniques

Current statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations, see optional roles for details.
The application of appropriate lifecycle approaches to each restoration project or process to ensure any waste of energy, materials and consumables is minimised and environmental impact is reduced.
The Guidelines for the Care of Larger and Working Historic Objects published by the Museums and Galleries Commission.
The principles of manpower requirements, costing, pricing and budgeting along with Supply Chain Management.
The importance of heritage engineering achievements in telling the story of the development of the modern world.
The original methods and techniques used to inspect, remove, renovate, repair, manufacture and reassemble.
The correct use of materials, tools and equipment, both modern and from a heritage era.
The structure, properties and characteristics of common materials that have been used in the Heritage sector.
The importance of working collaboratively to investigate historically sympathetic and appropriate design solutions which ensure the most efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly programme of work.
How to identify various forms of corrosion, chemical reaction and other forms of age related degradation, and how to select the appropriate treatment, renovation or replacement method(s).
How to review and amend plans and schedules as the project progresses, initial solutions may need to be modified, components and materials may fail or be found faulty.
Non Destructive Testing (NDT) methods and applications of the different techniques.
Mathematical and scientific principles, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by Heritage engineering technicians including understanding metric and imperial forms of measurement.
Mechanical, non-mechanical and thermal jointing processes  including riveting, glues, soldering, brazing and welding.
The typical problems that may arise in the restoration, renovation or recreation project, i.e. no drawings.
The historic restoration industry and their company’s position within it, the structure, history, heritage and the range of specialist processes and skills. The expectation of customer requirements and budgets, managing their expectations, where appropriate

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