Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard | Walsall College

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship Standard

The role of an Engineering Technician is to take responsibility for applying safe systems of working, whilst contributing to the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of products or services.  Apprentices will develop the skills, underpinning knowledge and transferable skills required to operate in each of the engineering sub-sectors, carrying out a wide variety of defined operator/semi-skilled, craft and technician roles through the pathways described.

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technician apprentices work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.

Employer overview

As a leading apprenticeship provider, we are proud to be forwarding the way in acknowledging and responding to the recruitment demands within the engineering industry.

Our new £2million Digital Engineering Skills Centre is ideal for training using the latest industry technology including CNC programming and production machines as well as 3D printing equipment for prototyping and production, so our apprentices are fully- equipped to work with confidence in a workplace environment.

Apprentices on this course will develop the following skills, knowledge and behaviours:

  • A confident understanding of the organisation, its values, policies and procedures
  • Demonstrating professionalism, self-management, quality assurance and industry approved standards of behaviour
  • A sound understanding of mathematical and scientific principles, graphical expressions, symbols and calculations used by technicians, whilst having knowledge of structures and material properties commonly used
  • Working independently and taking responsibility for individual workload, whilst being able to respond swiftly to problems.

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The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which an apprentices suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined. 
To be accepted onto the programme you will need to have completed an intermediate apprenticeship or equivalent and must have achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or Level 1 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent. If apprentices have attained these grades they may be exempted from the functional skills components of the framework. However if apprentices do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to bring them up to the required level, dependant on initial assessment results.
The suitability of employers will also be determined before apprentices are accepted onto the programme. Employers will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide apprentices with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework. 
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at:

  • Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Manufacturing.
  • Foundation degree or HNC/HND

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Basic Information

Course Code B93A35397P
Location Various Locations, not at Walsall College sites.
Level Level 3
Type Adv Apprenticeship
Fee An employer contribution may be required
Start Date Various

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