Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Apprenticeship

Qualification level: 3

Typical duration: 36 months (excluding End-Point Assessment)

Offered at both our Birmingham and Doncaster campuses

Block release/day release/delivery in the workplace are available, subject to meeting demand and minimum numbers

Available pathways: Electrical; Mechanical

The Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship gives learners the skills to maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries that are part of the national infrastructure engineering sector, such as electricity generating, oil and gas refining, and pharmaceuticals.

Funding

Maximum funding (the maximum amount government will fund for apprenticeship training): £26,000

Apprenticeships are funded either via your apprenticeship levy (if your organisation has an annual PAYE bill of over £3m) or via the Education and Skills Funding Agency (who provide 95-100% funding depending on the size of your business).

Entry requirements

The employer sets the entry requirements for the programme, but apprentices will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C+) before taking their end-point assessment.

Apprentices will develop the knowledge, skills and behaviours necessary to become ‘Occupationally Competent’ in the role. The main themes of what they will learn include:

  • Health and safety standards, regulations, and environmental and regulatory requirements
  • Maintenance and operational practices, processes and procedures covering a range of plant and equipment
  • Engineering theories and principles

In addition to the core, they will specialise in one of the following pathways: Electrical; Mechanical

Apprentices completing the apprenticeship will also:

  • Gain their English and Maths at Level 2 (if they don’t already hold them).
  • Meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for registration as Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.