Reference Quantity: ST0015

Particulars of normal

The next Normal displays employers’ necessities for the abilities, data and behaviours required to be competent within the job function.

Role Profile

The Survival Gear Fitter will preserve plane, and private survival gear. It’s a expert, advanced and specialist function, sustaining survival gear in line with accredited necessities and work directions, utilizing particular instruments and gear. They need to adjust to regulatory and organisational necessities. They need to be capable of analysis knowledge sources, guaranteeing that on completion of a process all plane documentation is precisely crammed in. They are going to be anticipated to work each individually and as half of a bigger upkeep staff.

Typical job titles:

Army Survival Gear Fitter, Survival Gear Fitter and Army Gear Fitter

Role Necessities (Information and Abilities)

There are completely different necessities which want a spread of choices relying upon the employer context.


  1. Perceive the basics of primary engineering hand expertise, electrical hand expertise and upkeep practices, together with the fundamental use of measuring or testing gear
  2. Perceive the construction, properties and traits of supplies used within the building, upkeep and restore of survival gear
  3. Protected choice and use of hand and mechanical instruments and gear whereas finishing up upkeep of survival gear
  4. Studying, decoding and understanding engineering knowledge, drawings, specs, upkeep manuals, pc generated info and plane documentation
  5. Understanding and complying with statutory, high quality and organisational necessities for aviation together with security, documentation, occupational well being and security and coverage whereas finishing up plane upkeep methods
  6. Human Elements in aviation – growing an understanding of attitudes and behaviours to make sure aviation security
  7. Use of floor help gear, together with gaseous cylinders and charging gear
  8. Survival gear useful checks and fault analysis
  9. Exhibit their potential to establish and resolve issues utilizing the suitable processes and perceive the bounds of their authority/approval
  10. Perceive how and why Normal Working Procedures are produced for sustaining survival gear and the significance of utilizing them

Employer Chosen Choices – (Choose two from the choices beneath)

Choices can be found by way of the Apprenticeship relying on the context of the employer’s enterprise in army aviation, rotary or fastened wing plane. All routes have core data necessities however sensible expertise choices are prone to differ however are of equal weighting. Minimal necessities and guidelines of mixture are contained within the Employer Occupational Transient (EOB) inside the Evaluation Technique.

Employer Chosen Choices:

  1. Perform upkeep of survival gear pyrotechnics
  2. Perform upkeep of fast launch fittings, inertia reels and restraining harnesses
  3. Perform upkeep and restore of life rafts
  4. Perform upkeep of covert emergency locator beacons
  5. Perform upkeep of night time imaginative and prescient goggles
  6. Perform upkeep of parachutes
  7. Undertake deployed operations coaching
  8. Perform upkeep of aircrew gear assemblies and repairs
  9. Perform upkeep of life preservers

Role Necessities: Worker Behaviours

Trendy upkeep organisations require their staff to have a set of behaviours that may guarantee success each of their function and within the general firm targets. The required behaviours are:

  1. Robust work ethic: motivated, proactive, dedicated
  2. Dependability and accountability: punctual, dependable
  3. Constructive angle: constructive considering; motivated to succeed, dedicated to range and environmental, social & financial sustainability.
  4. Group participant: in a position to work and work together successfully inside a staff
  5. Efficient communication: spoken, listening, physique language, presentation, written
  6. Adaptability: in a position to alter to vary
  7. Honesty and integrity: truthful, honest
  8. Self-motivation: self-starter; pro-active method to duties, in a position to make applicable choices and lead their very own improvement
  9. Private dedication: ready to make a private dedication to the trade

Enstrive Necessities

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her Apprenticeship. To be able to optimise success, candidates will sometimes possess three GCSEs C grade (or equal) or above on entry together with Maths and English. Apprentices with out Degree 2 Maths and English should obtain this previous to taking the end-point evaluation.

Duration of Apprenticeship

Usually 36 months, timescales could cut back if an apprentice has prior related {qualifications}/expertise.

{Qualifications} and Growth

After a interval of basis expertise and technical data improvement all apprentices might be required to attain the next

{qualifications} (working titles -currently in improvement)

  • Degree 2 Aerospace and Aviation (Basis Competence)


  • Degree 3 Diploma in Aeronautical Engineering Survival Gear Upkeep

After an additional interval of expertise and technical data improvement all apprentices might be required to attain the next qualification (working title – at the moment in improvement)

  • Degree 3 Aerospace and Aviation (Growth Competence)

All the qualification necessities within the basis and improvement section are necessary outcomes for the completion and ultimate certification of the Apprenticeship Normal. Every qualification has a core and choices method and employers will choose probably the most relevant pathway and unit choices to satisfy their enterprise necessities. Additional element could be discovered within the Employer Occupational Transient which is an annex to the Evaluation Plan.

There might be an evaluation on the finish of the event section the place the apprentice might want to exhibit full competence in opposition to the qualification outcomes for data, expertise and behaviours, set out within the Normal and Employer Occupational Transient. On profitable completion of the employer endorsement section (log off) apprentices might be then be put ahead to be awarded their Apprenticeship completion certificates.


This Apprenticeship might be recognised by the Coaching Necessities Authority (TRA) on the applicable stage {of professional} competence.

Degree and Evaluate

This Apprenticeship Normal is at Degree 3 (equal to 2 A ranges A*- C grade) and might be reviewed after three years to make sure it continues to satisfy employers’ necessities and gives the idea for development to greater {qualifications} and or job roles.

Crown copyright © 2022. It’s possible you’ll re-use this info (not together with logos) freed from cost in any format or medium, underneath the phrases of the Open Authorities Licence. Go to


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *