Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship Standard

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Overview

Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector. The role covers a wide range of common and job-specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. 

Engineering Operatives will have clear reporting lines with anything outside their role and responsibility. They will work individually and/or part of a team to carry out a range of engineering operations which could include ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained and serviceable, dealing with breakdowns, restoring components and systems to serviceable condition by repair and replacement; operating a variety of machines (CNC or Conventional); assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools; fabrication/installation of a wide variety of other sheet fabrications and equipment and; fabrication and assembly of metal parts joining techniques; and preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes, providing technical support including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning and e-commerce technology as required.

How to apply

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Our expectation is that all Apprentices should already possess English and Mathematics GCSE grade D/E, 2/3 or equivalent. However, we will consider applicants without these grades subject to an initial assessment with one of the Apprenticeship Team.

Day Release, one day a week at HSDC for taught lessons and four days at your place of work for on-the-job training and learning with a monthly visit from your Apprenticeship Assessor.

Typical Course Duration: 12-18 months & 1-3 months End Point Assessment period.

Apprentices can be taught via classroom delivery, work-based learning/assessment and vocational “on and off the job training”. This is always dependent on the course requirements, the preferences of the business and the wishes of the learner. 

Practical skills observation and professional discussion.

Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship.

Opportunities may exist to gain professional accreditation in your chosen field post completion of the qualification. Your Assessor will support you with information on gaining professional accreditation. 

As we work with Apprentices that are already employed, if you attend our day release programmes you will mix with a diverse range of businesses with Apprentices in the same sector.


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