BRAND NEW ENGINEERING EPAs

ENGINEERING OPERATIVE

LEVEL: 2

CODE: ST0537 v.1.2

In the ever-evolving landscape of manufacturing engineering, a new wave of talent is emerging through structured apprenticeship programs. At the forefront is the Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship, a comprehensive journey designed to equip individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary for a thriving career in the industry.

Spanning a typical duration of 12 to 18 months, the Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship sets a solid foundation for apprentices to cultivate both common and job-specific skill sets. With funding totalling £7,000, apprentices embark on a transformative journey that transcends sector boundaries, offering versatility and adaptability crucial for navigating diverse industry sectors.

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. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprentices must have:

– Completed training covering the skills, knowledge and behaviours as described in the standard

– Achieved all Mandatory qualifications – Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (competence) and Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering Operations (knowledge)

– Achieved English and mathematics qualifications in line with the apprenticeship funding rules

 – Provided Sufficient evidence in the form of a reflective portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard.

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship EPA methods:

– Practical Observation

– Professional Discussion (including reflective portfolio)

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Grading:

Pass                                                    Distinction

ENGINEERING FITTER

LEVEL: 3

CODE: ST0432 v.1.3

Spanning a typical length of 42 months, the apprenticeship provides a structured pathway for participants to hone their craft. Backed by a funding scheme of £21,000, this program aims to equip apprentices with the skills and knowledge necessary to produce intricate components or assemblies, ranging from turbines and cranes to gearboxes and production lines.

Fitters typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias. To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings or specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification.

Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprentices must have:

– Achieved a Level 3 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Diploma

– Achieved a minimum level 2 English and maths

– The competence to operate safely in a fitting environment

– Submitted a completed portfolio of evidence – agreed the project activity with employer and EPAO

Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship EPA methods:

-Project

-Multiple Choice Test

-Professional Discussion

Level 3 Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship Grading

Pass                                        Distinction

MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN

LEVEL: 3

CODE: ST0154 v.1.3

The Maintenance and Engineering Operations Technician Apprenticeship presents a gateway to a dynamic career path. With a typical length of 36 months and generous funding of £26,000, this apprenticeship offers a comprehensive platform for individuals aspiring to excel in various technical roles.

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technicians covers 7 roles: Electrical Technicians; Mechanical Technicians; Control and Instrumentation Technicians; Wind Turbine Technicians Electrical System and Process Control Technicians; Electromechanical Technicians and Plant Operations Technicians.

The apprenticeship program caters to industries integral to the national infrastructure, including but not limited to electricity generation, telecommunications, oil and gas refining, chemical production, pharmaceuticals, and more. Whether it’s ensuring the smooth operation of electricity-generating facilities powered by coal, gas, nuclear, or renewable sources like wind, or overseeing processes in pharmaceutical production, apprentices gain exposure to multifaceted industrial environments.

Level 3 MAINTENANCE & ENGINEERING OPERATIONS TECHNICIAN Apprentices must have:

-Achieved a minimum level 2 English and maths

– Satisfactorily completed the formal training plan agreed with the apprentice by the employer

 – Provided sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio to allow the apprentice to consistently demonstrate knowledge, skills and behaviours as described in the standard

Level 3 Manufacturing and Engineering Operations Technician Apprenticeship EPA methods: -Knowledge Assessment

-Practical Observation

-Technical Interview

Level 3 Manufacturing and Engineering Operations Technician Grading

 Pass                                       Merit                           Distinction