The UK has a long and proud tradition of instrumentation and process control engineering and this industry offers an exciting opportunity for young people. As a trainee instrumentation engineer, you will be taught the practical and theoretical skills associated with instrumentation and control. You will learn about many subjects including electrical safety, basic hand tools, AC and DC, cable size and types, instrument drawings and loop sheets, PLCs. You will also learn how to calibrate and maintain instrumentation associated with temperature, pressure, level and flow.
To complement your practical skills you will complete a recognised academic qualification, which will include maths, health and safety, instrument theory and process control. When assessed to be competent you will actually wire and fault-find on instrumentation and control circuits including the calibration of associated equipment. These are technical qualifications that meet the required standard to become a technician in the instrumentation and process control engineering industry.