Reference Quantity: ST0276

Particulars of ordinary

Apprenticeship Normal for: Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic

The next commonplace displays employers’ necessities for the talents, data and behaviours anticipated from somebody to be competent within the job position.

Occupational Profile

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic are employed within the Royal Navy and Service provider Navy.  The engineering data and abilities used within the position will be transferred to different entry degree engineering roles in different industries.

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanics work from engineering drawings, information and documentation to be able to undertake the testing, fault prognosis and upkeep {of electrical}, mechanical and fluid energy gear on ships and submarines. This could embrace propulsion equipment, weapons, sensors, reactors and auxiliary methods (reminiscent of water, air con, digital gear together with programmable logic controllers, energy technology and distribution).

They’ve data and experience in the usage of each widespread and specialist check gear and hand/ machine instruments and the usage of a spread of measuring and diagnostic gear processes to make sure system / gear efficiency meet the required specification. The Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic should adjust to statutory rules and organisational security necessities and might be anticipated to work each individually and as a part of a group.

Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic will usually work in both the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineer or Weapons Engineer, or the Royal Fleet Auxiliary or Service provider Navy as a Motorman.  They are going to be chargeable for finishing every day rounds and checking equipment to make sure the ship stays operational. They are going to be taught to keep up and function a number of the most cutting-edge gear on the planet and change into accustomed to quite a lot of refined mechanical methods.  They are going to type a part of a group of Mechanics accountable to the Chief Engineer, for the upkeep and fault prognosis of all of the ships equipment and assist methods.  They are going to use their pure aptitude for fixing issues, on a large scale. Which may imply engaged on something from a propulsion system to a water purifying plant.  They are going to be educated to have the ability to work with minimal supervision, taking duty for the standard and accuracy of the work they undertake.

Typical Job Titles

Inside the Royal Navy:

  • Marine Engineer
  • Weapons Engineer
  • Motorman/ Motorhand (Royal Fleet auxiliary)

Inside the Service provider Navy:

  • Motorman/ Motorhand
  • Marine Engineer

Important Occupation Necessities – Data

The Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic would require a complete understanding of:

  1. Mathematical methods, method and calculation acceptable to their position.
  2. Electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and fluid energy engineering know-how and rules.
  3. The essential operation and upkeep of mechanical and electrical gear and methods used on board vessels.
  4. Right choice and use {of electrical} and mechanical hand instruments and check gear.
  5. High quality, security, well being and setting rules.
  6. Entry procedures and precautions for confined areas.
  7. And a primary data of fabric, fluid and lubricants utilised within the upkeep of apparatus.

Important occupation necessities – Expertise

  1. Adjust to high quality, security, well being and environmental rules.
  2. Learn, analyse and interpret engineering information, drawings and documentation used within the operation and upkeep procedures.
  3. Use hand and energy instruments to measure, mark out, minimize, drill, form and end parts to the required engineering tolerances.
  4. Meeting, removing, upkeep and overhaul parts, gear and methods.
  5. Apply meeting and set up strategies and methods (reminiscent of mechanical fasteners, terminations, connectors, seals, gaskets, and jointing supplies).
  6. Undertake testing, inspection and diagnostic actions on parts, gear and methods, making changes the place relevant.
  7. Adjust to appropriate entry procedures and precautions for confined areas.

Worker Behaviours

Fashionable Engineering organisations require their workers to have a set of behaviours that may guarantee success each of their position and within the general firm aims. The required behaviours are:

  • Well being, Security and Setting: observe secure working practices, dedicated to their very own and their colleagues wellbeing/fatigue at work and the precautions to forestall air pollution of the marine and wider setting
  • Robust work ethic: motivated; proactive; dedicated
  • Dependability and duty: punctual; dependable always particularly for watch retaining and different duties.
  • Optimistic angle: constructive pondering; optimism; motivated to succeed
  • Workforce participant: in a position to work and work together successfully inside a group and dedicated to equality, variety and respect for different cultures.
  • Efficient communication: spoken; listening; physique language; presentation; written
  • Adaptability: in a position to alter to alter together with the usage of shared amenities.
  • Honesty and integrity: truthful; honest and moral
  • Self-motivation: self-starter; in a position to make impartial selections & lead personal profession growth
  • Private dedication: ready to make a private dedication and comply to the corporate guidelines and procedures.


Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her apprenticeships.

Period of Apprenticeship

Usually 18 to 24 months.

{Qualifications} and Growth

The next {qualifications} might be awarded and might be obtainable for supply from Feb 18:

  • Stage 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic(Competence)
  • Stage 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (Data)

English & Maths

Apprentices with out degree 1 English and maths might want to obtain this degree and apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to take the exams for this degree previous to taking the end-point evaluation. For these with an schooling, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Stage 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is a substitute for the English qualification for these whose main language is BSL.

Proposed particulars of the {Qualifications}

Title Stage Dimension (GLH) Approval Cat Sort/Function Ofqual / Quantity

Stage 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (Competence)



Onerous Sift – employers unlikely to worker anybody with out the qualification

Occupational Competence


Stage 2 Diploma in Maritime mechanical and electrical mechanic (Data)



Onerous Sift – employers unlikely to worker anybody with out the qualification

Off the job Technical qualification



This apprenticeship commonplace is at Stage 2.

Overview date

This apprenticeship commonplace might be reviewed after 3 years.


Apprentices could progress to Mechanical and Electrical Maritime Fitter at degree 3.

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