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:
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
Profession progression from this apprenticeship are into
Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
Product Design and Development Technician
Technical Support Technician
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.
Learners will show competence in the following areas;
Health and safety in the engineering workplace
Communications for engineering technicians
Mathematics for engineering technicians
Mechanical principles and applications
Electrical and electronic principles
Properties and applications of engineering materials
Engineering drawing for technicians
Numerical control CNC programming
Engineering secondary and finishing techniques
For further information, please see the apprenticeship standard information page
Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.
You will need to find an employer to employ you as an apprentice.
Upon completion you could progress onto the Higher Apprenticeship in Engineering Technology or apply for job roles including:
•Technical Support Assistant
•Design Engineer / Project Engineer / Quality Engineer