Level: 3 Duration: 42 to 48 months
Engineering Technicians in the Aerospace, Aviation, Automotive, Maritime Defence and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:
n Apply safe systems of working
Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
Have a commitment to continued professional development
Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long-term career development.
Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.
Aerospace and Aviation
Aerospace Manufacturing Fitter
Aerospace Manufacturing Electrical/Mechanical and Systems Fitter
Aircraft Maintenance Fitter/ Technician (Fixed and Rotary Wing)
Airworthiness, Planning, Quality and Safety Technical
Maritime Electrical Fitter
Maritime Mechanical Fitter
Machinist – Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Product Design and Development Technician
Toolmaker and Tool and Die Maintenance Technician
Technical Support Technician
Entry criteria: Applicants will be assessed and interviewed to demonstrate that they have the ability to cover the range required by the apprenticeship standard, at work. In addition, the apprentices are expected to have GCSE in four subjects including, Maths, English and a Science at A*- C or equivalent.
Delivery Model: This apprenticeship standard can be delivered in a number of ways:
At the college campus (Enfield Campus)
There are two intakes for the course (September and March).
Progression: Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such as a higher apprenticeship in engineering such as HNC/HND or Degree apprenticeships in engineering.
Additional information: As well as ensuring full competency as an engineering technician, this standard provides the foundation for progression into a number of career paths within various engineering pathways. There are no entry requirements to the apprenticeship but employers may run their own selection process. Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.
You will know and understand:
Understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations
Understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians
Understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector
Understanding the typical problems that may arise within their normal work activities/environment
Understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems
Understanding the importance of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation and the potential implications for the organisation if this is not adhered to
Understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation in order to complete their job role
Understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact.
Understanding why it is important for an organisation to continually review their processes and procedures
You will be able to:
Obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)
Working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
Planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity
Undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment
Carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment
Dealing promptly and effectively with engineering/manufacturing problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel
Completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity
Restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location
What is required
Personal responsibility, resilience and ethics. Comply with health and safety guidance and procedures, be disciplined and have a responsible approach to risk, work diligently at all times, accept responsibility for managing time and workload and stay motivated and committed when facing challenges. Comply with any organisational policies/codes of conduct in relation to ethical compliance
Work effectively in teams. Integrate with the team, support other people, consider implications of their actions on other people and the business
Effective communication and interpersonal skills. open and honest communicator, communicating clearly using appropriate methods, listening to others and have a positive and respectful attitude
Focus on quality and problem solving. Follow instructions and guidance, demonstrates attention to detail, follow a logical approach to problem solving and seek opportunities to improve quality, speed and efficiency
Continuous personal development. Reflect on skills, knowledge and behaviours and seeks opportunities to develop, adapt to different situations, environments or technologies and have a positive attitude to feedback and advice