Reference Quantity: ST0024

Particulars of normal

Designation of Occupations

“Electrical/Digital Technical Help Engineer” (Degree 6)

Length of Apprenticeship:

Sometimes the period of this apprenticeship is 5 to six years. This period could also be diminished for a candidate with earlier related expertise and/or somebody already half certified. Alternatively this will likely even be a development route from a related Superior Apprenticeship.

Suggested Entry Requirement:

Particular person employers will set the choice standards for his or her Apprenticeships. With the intention to optimise success candidates will usually have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, together with Arithmetic, English and a Science, Expertise or Engineering associated topic, in addition to A Ranges at grade C or above in each a Mathematical based mostly topic and a Science, Expertise, Engineering or further Arithmetic associated topic, or 90+ credit in an Engineering BTEC at stage 3.

Typical job titles:

Electrician,  Electrical, Engineer electrical, Technical help engineer, Electronic technical help engineer, Electrical help engineer, Support engineer and Technical help engineer 

Position Particular Occupational Necessities:

Digital/Digital Technical Help Engineers primarily help manufacturing in each meeting and in product design and improvement. They help the actions concerned in bringing the idea to life and resolving points inside manufacturing. Sometimes they work intently with different engineers, suppliers and managers overlaying a broad vary of help exercise.

Vocational Abilities:

In the course of the Basis stage, the apprentice should develop a stable grasp of the core engineering expertise. These expertise won’t solely put together the apprentice for the office in demonstrating that they’ve the required handbook dexterity to do their core function however these competencies are transferable and will be constructed upon over time. The talents required are:

  • The best way to adjust to statutory necessities and stringent organisational security necessities
  • Producing parts utilizing hand becoming methods
  • Producing Electrical or Digital Drawings utilizing a Laptop Aided Design (CAD) system
  • Getting ready and utilizing lathes, milling and different common or specialist machines and Excessive Tech gear
  • Wiring and testing electrical gear, assembling and testing digital circuits
  • Utilizing laptop software program packages to help with engineering actions
  • Producing engineering venture plans
  • Sustaining and bettering electrical gear/programs

In the course of the improvement stage they’d hone their skilled engineering expertise, together with, experimental / new product improvement, part investigation concerning costing, provider help and design, improvement & check engineering. With all of those expertise, they are going to be utilizing a nicely–deliberate logical and systematic strategy.

On profitable completion of the above, the apprentice will then progress to develop their expertise in:

  • Challenge administration in endeavor engineering actions
  • Producing and dealing to engineering specs & briefs, presenting and technical downside fixing
  • Scheduling and managing engineering actions
  • Electrical/digital product manufacturing and testing
  • Demonstrating technical and business administration in planning and managing duties & sources

Academic Data:

The apprentice will initially full a Basis Diploma which would offer the inspiration stage of the data parts within the competence qualification. It can help the elemental scientific and mathematical rules that equip apprentices with the understanding required to function successfully and effectively at excessive stage inside this sector. As a core the engineer must cowl round 960 tutorial Guided Studying Hours, in an effort to have a stable grasp of;

  • Arithmetic and science for engineers
  • Supplies and manufacture
  • 3D Laptop Aided Design and Laptop Aided Engineering
  • The best way to undertake and apply business-led tasks
  • Understanding actuators and sensors
  • Electrical & digital rules and digital gadgets and functions
  • Product enchancment and engineering venture administration
  • Digital electronics & microprocessors

For the Improvement Part the apprentice will construct on their basis data by finishing a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering. Right here they may broaden their understanding to a better stage and work by way of specialised modules for this function.

Occupational Behaviours:

Trendy excessive worth engineering organisations require their apprentices to have a set of occupational behaviours that may guarantee success each of their present and future roles and in assembly the general firm aims. These required behaviours embrace:

Safety mindset: This occupation sits inside an business with a excessive stage of security essential actions. There needs to be strict compliance and a disciplined and accountable strategy to handle, mitigate and keep away from danger.

Strong work ethic: Optimistic perspective, motivated by engineering; reliable, moral, accountable and dependable.

Logical strategy: In a position to construction a plan and develop actions following a logical thought course of, but in addition capable of shortly “suppose on toes” when working by way of them.

Problem fixing orientation: Identifies points shortly, enjoys fixing advanced issues and applies applicable options. Has a powerful need to push to make sure the true root explanation for any downside is discovered and an answer recognized which prevents additional recurrence.

Quality focus: Follows guidelines, procedures and rules in making certain work accomplished is match for function and pays consideration to element / error checks all through actions.

Personal accountability and resilience: Motivated to succeed accountable and protracted to finish activity.

Clear communicator: Use quite a lot of applicable communication strategies to present/obtain data precisely, and in a well timed and constructive method.

Crew participant: Not solely performs personal half however capable of work and talk clearly and successfully inside a crew and interacts/ helps others when required. In doing so applies these expertise in a respectful skilled method.

Applies Lean Manufacturing Ideas: Steady enchancment in driving effectiveness and effectivity

Adaptability: In a position to regulate to totally different circumstances, applied sciences, conditions and environments.

Self-Motivation: A ‘self-starter’, who all the time desires to present their greatest, units themselves difficult targets, could make their very own selections.

Willingness to study: desires to drive their steady skilled improvement

Dedication: In a position to decide to the beliefs, targets and requirements of their very own employer and to the broader business and its skilled requirements.

Training and Improvement Abstract:

There might be two phases of coaching to make sure that apprentices meet this Apprenticeship customary, in keeping with specified employer necessities (1). The inspiration part might be intensive off the job coaching targeted on growing the apprentice’s core expertise, data and behavior, permitting them to work successfully with supervision in a largely simulated working atmosphere. This stage would require usually 1400

Vocational Guided Studying Hours, increase from fundamentals to extra advanced engineering operations and practices. The duties might be aligned to the job function to develop a spread of tailor-made core engineering methods so by the tip of this part the apprentice will have the ability to display, underneath unbiased check circumstances, that they’ll deploy their expertise and occupational behaviours. As well as the apprentice usually undertakes an HND or Basis Diploma.

The event part will concentrate on making use of the apprentice’s on-job vocational competence supported by additional guided studying, enabling them to ultimately work successfully with out the necessity for supervision. The competencies gained are sufficiently transferable by the tip of this improvement part for somebody to adapt shortly to perform successfully after minimal instruction on new gear / environments or revised working practices while, finishing an Engineering Diploma. There might be an employer endorsement as a part of the ultimate evaluation of this part to make sure that the apprentice has demonstrated full competence in opposition to the data, expertise and behaviours on this customary. The employer will log off that the apprentice is ‘job prepared’ as a reliable Skilled Electrical/Digital Technical Help Engineer.

Professional Recognition and Profession Development:

This customary has been designed to fulfill the skilled requirements of the Engineering Council for preliminary registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Establishment of Mechanical Engineers. Additional skilled improvement and registration is topic to candidates efficiently finishing the suitable studying, growing the suitable competence, and present process skilled evaluation.

Governance & Overview date:

March 2016 by engineering employer led trailblazer collaboration.

English & Maths

Apprentices with out stage 2 English and maths might want to obtain this stage previous to taking the Finish-Level Evaluation. For these with an training, well being and care plan or a legacy assertion, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimal requirement is Entry Degree 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative choice to the English qualification for these whose major language is BSL

(1) With the intention to articulate the precise stage of expertise, data and behaviours required to be achieved and assessed to display full occupational competence, the employers on the trailblazer group have developed a extra detailed Employer Occupational Transient (EOB). This transient will inform the awarding organisations of the required parts of data, behaviours and vocational expertise inside this Apprenticeship Normal. It can additionally present a transparent foundation for the event of the evaluation of this Apprenticeship and can allow the sector to take care of world class ranges of high quality and be certain that the credibility and consistency of the Apprenticeship final result is maintained.

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