Engineering for Industry

Are you looking to enter or re-join the various industries in the engineering sector?

The aim of the Engineering for Industry programme is to provide an opportunity for those who are currently out of work, often having been long-term unemployed, and providing an opportunity to get back into work in the engineering and energy sectors.

Course Content

The course will look to up-skill candidates, getting back into a routine of 9-5 and building confidence.

This programme takes place at the Energy Skills Centre in Harwich, which is a part of Colchester Institute.

You could receive:

  • Level 2 EAL Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (PEO)

If you are successful you will participate in a 4 week introductory course where you will gain:

  • Level 1 City & Guilds Award in MIG Welding
  • Bench fitting experience in a workshop environment
  • Full understanding of the qualification you will receive if you successfully progress onto the 12 week course
  • Employability skills and CV improvements

If you progress to the Passport to Work 12 week course you will gain:

  • Work towards achieving your Level 2 PEO qualification
  • Receive careers advice and an updated CV to suit the industries you are interested in applying to

Extras included:

  • Manual Handling , Abrasive Wheels
  • Regular Job Club tutorials / relevant information on Engineering courses, apprenticeships and adult learning loans
  • Careers advice (IAG) and updated CV
  • CSCS training (AIMS) at our Dovercourt Adult Skills Centre (formerly The Learning Shop)
What Can I Do Next?
  • Go on to further training / Regular updates on any job opportunities in the engineering sector
  • A list of agencies and local engineering and energy sector employers

Recruitment is starting now!!

If you miss this one you will go on a waiting list for the next course in 2020

If you are interested please speak to your Work Coaches NOW and we can arrange for you to attend an interview.

Contact your JCP Work Coach for more information about signing up for Engineering for Industry!

After completion of the course you will have your Passport to help you progress into industry and continue your training. You will be in a fantastic position to find employment within these sectors:

  • Engineering / Mechanical Engineering
  • Welding / Fabrication
  • Advanced Manufacture
  • Construction

If you are unemployed, in receipt of benefit and wish to pursue employment within the engineering sector, then please contact your Work Coach to discuss referral to this project.

Engineering for Industry
Study ModePart-Time
Campus / Adult Skills CentreThe Energy Skills Centre at Harwich
Start DatePlease contact us for dates.
PriceThis programme is for those unemployed only, and has no fees


All fees, prices and funding information shown on this page are for courses starting in the 2023-24 academic year unless stated otherwise, and are correct at the time of entering/printing information, however these may be subject to change due to factors outside of our control. The College cannot accept legal or financial liability as a result of any such changes.

Courses fees are generally not confirmed for September until June / July due to the above factors.

The course information describes programmes offered by Colchester Institute. The College takes all reasonable steps to provide courses as described, but cannot guarantee provision. The information is for guidance and does not form any part of a contract.

The College reserves the right to update and amend information as and when necessary. Colchester Institute will do its best to provide the courses shown, but may have to modify or withdraw a course depending on customer demand and other factors.