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Particulars of ordinary

Occupational Profile

Techniques Engineers deal with fixing a number of the most advanced engineering challenges. They do that by accumulating andorganising all the data wanted to know the entire downside, exploring it from all angles, after which discovering essentially the most acceptable resolution. A Techniques Engineer may usually work in both the issue definition or resolution supplier environments, mapping out the necessities for a posh system and defining architectures for various potential options, reflecting all influences throughout the system lifecycle; after which testing and accepting the designed options. This apprenticeship goals to create rounded skilled Techniques Engineers who perceive and may practise Techniques Engineering. Primarily focussed on the Defence sector, the apprentice will be capable of undertake INCOSE1 Practitioner degree Techniques Engineering roles throughout Defence tasks but additionally in different sectors, since lots of the core expertise might be transferable.

Information, expertise and behaviours

This apprenticeship will foster a typical strategy and language via core parts, and in addition permit for tailor-made specialist studying matched to Employers’ particular person wants. A person competency profile might be created to match every apprentice’s circumstances and desires, primarily based on the INCOSE competencies2.

Information and expertise

Techniques Thinking3 Strategies and strategies to determine issues and desires, seize and handle
necessities, design options aided by architectures, help the construct course of and
validate options. An understanding of the various kinds of actual world advanced methods, together with what a system is, its context inside its surroundings and its boundaries and interfaces. An appreciation that methods could have emergent behaviours that can’t be predicted from the behaviour of particular person subsystems
Holistic Lifecycle View3 Making use of acceptable lifecycles and approaches to growing methods, together with their
interrelated dependencies and advantages. The abilities, duties and engineering merchandise
related to every lifecycle section, from figuring out the issues and stakeholder wants, the system necessities via to the operation and in the end disposal of the system.
Techniques Engineering
The power to handle advanced interdependencies between completely different capabilities of huge enterprises, usually involving concurrent lifecycle actions and parallel growth at a number of ranges of abstraction and incorporating numerous specialist disciplines. Consciousness of Undertaking & Programme Administration, enterprise, monetary and business context and competencies
Domain4 Perceive the Defence sector, its construction, funding and capabilities. Understanding of how the navy operates. How Techniques Engineering is used and an consciousness of key transversal expertise, for instance security, reliability and human elements.
Specialisms Information of specific specialist topics and domains to fulfill Employers’ wants, for instance in relation to rising applied sciences, area of interest expertise gaps (for instance software program or maritime methods) or in relation to enterprise, monetary or business expertise.


Persevering with Skilled
Improvement (CPD)
Undertake planning and evaluation of personal growth wants and perform CPD. Frequently replicate on personal competence and behavioural growth. Help others with their very own CPD.
Adjust to the codes of conduct of personal skilled establishment. Actively interact in boards advancing Techniques Engineering as a occupation
Communication and
Techniques Engineering
Efficient written and oral communication, influencing, negotiation, facilitation and battle decision in Techniques Engineering contexts throughout a number of domains.
Integrative Techniques
Engineering Management
Critically observe management behaviours of self/others and replicate on their effectiveness, noting the significance of affect in addition to authority. Display the power to adapt personal behaviours to wants of various methods engineering conditions and other people.
Change5 Embrace, instigate and implement change in methods engineering contexts. Display a willingness to embrace and handle methods engineering dangers, points, alternatives, assumptions and dependencies.
Adaptation5 Display an consciousness of adjusting conditions together with private, organisational and political beliefs. Testing, analysing, reflecting, rethinking and adapting your strategy accordingly.
Downside-Finding5 Make clear stakeholder’s wants, examine and consider current options, methods and processes. Examine, determine and make clear influencing elements and be capable of successfully talk recognized points to varied events.
Inventive ProblemSolving5 Method issues from completely different views, making use of completely different strategies to generate concepts and options with others, critique concepts of your personal and others, facilitate others within the growth of their very own concepts, resolve and achieve settlement on a plan of action, plan and conduct this motion and analyse and evaluation the motion and final result.
Visualising5 Have a look at issues from completely different views, in a position to create then transfer from summary concepts and ideas to actual world methods and processes, capability to speak visually ideas and concepts and be capable of assess the feasibility of sensible design options.
Improving5 Try to make designs, options and processes higher by experimenting, designing,
sketching, guessing, conjecturing, thought-experimenting and prototyping by acquiring consumer suggestions, focusing and down-selecting enchancment concepts and dealing with design groups to enhance design performance.

Entry necessities

Candidates will need to have English and arithmetic at degree 2. Employers will usually set entry necessities of an engineering diploma or equal


Apprentices should full a publish graduate diploma in methods engineering (120 credit at degree 7) or equal (as detailed throughout the evaluation plan); accreditation of prior studying is allowable the place acceptable.


The standard period might be between three and a most of 5 years, relying on the quantity of educational examine and related vocational expertise achieved annually, and the wants of every apprentice. This is able to be anticipated to comprise completion of educational modules adequate to realize a publish graduate diploma in methods engineering or equal (detailed throughout the evaluation plan), and work assignments designed by the Employer together with educational suppliers. Tutorial content material might be from a spread of suppliers and a few work assignments might happen with different Employers to offer a richer studying expertise.


This can be a Degree 7 apprenticeship.


This commonplace might be reviewed inside 3 years.


1 Worldwide Council on Techniques Engineering, the worldwide skilled physique for Techniques Engineering
2 INCOSE UK Techniques Engineering Competencies Framework (2010)
3 Reproduced with permission from the INCOSE UK Techniques Engineering Competencies Framework (2010)
4 Be aware this might be changed by the wants of a distinct sector if there’s take-up from past the Defence sector5 Reproduced with permission from the Royal Academy of Engineering’s ‘Engineering Habits of Thoughts’ in ‘Pondering Like an Engineer’
Might 2014
6 UK-SPEC, the UK Commonplace for Skilled Engineering Competence – Third Version

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