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Employer reviews

Excellent (88 reviews)

Employer review details
Statement Percentage of employers that selected this as a "strength" Percentage of employers that selected this as "needs improvement" Total number of employers that selected this statement
Communication with employers 80% 20% 64
Reporting on progress of apprentices 44% 56% 48
Training facilities 66% 34% 41
Getting new apprentices started 89% 11% 36
Providing the right training at the right time 91% 9% 35
Improving apprentice skills 81% 19% 31
Adapting to my needs 84% 16% 19
Initial assessment of apprentices 100% 0% 16
Working with small numbers of apprentices 92% 8% 13

Apprentice reviews

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Provider overview

Set up as a Group Training Association in 1969 and registered as a charity. Delivery of EAL, Edexel, City & Guilds and ECITB qualifications.

Apprentices are recruited on behalf of employers.

Apprenticeships in engineering: electro-technical, instrumentation, machining, maintenance, welding, pipefitting, project control and CAD/engineering design.

All apprenticeships include off-the-job training in the first year of either 6 months block or, a series of 8 individual 3 week modules. Many employers extend this period to a full year.

BTec is delivered in-house on one day per week during the first two years of the apprenticeship.

Attendance is full time 5 days, 37 hours weekly, starting at 08.00 am.

Competency assessments and testing for installation apprentices and welder codings.

Apprenticeship training course

Science manufacturing technician (level 3)

59% achievement rate (out of 50 apprentices)

60% national achievement rate

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The percentage of apprentices who successfully achieved their apprenticeship when trained by this provider on a course in this subject area. This rate uses data from the 2022 to 2023 academic year.

Apprenticeship location

Canterbury, Kent Remove location


Head office 113.8 miles away

First Avenue, Southampton, SO15 0LJ

  • available At apprentice’s workplace (national)
  • available Day release: 113.8 miles away
  • available Block release: 113.8 miles away

Day and block release address

First Avenue, Millbrook, Southampton, Hampshire, SO15 0LJ

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SOUTHAMPTON ENGINEERING TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED (THE) is 1 of 24 training providers for Science manufacturing technician (level 3) at the apprenticeship location.

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