Reference Quantity: ST0025

Particulars of ordinary

Designation of Occupation

Manufacturing Engineer (Stage 6)

Length of Apprenticeship:

Usually the length of this apprenticeship is 5 to six years. This length 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 a view to optimise success candidates will sometimes have 5 GCSE’s at Grade C or above, together with Arithmetic, English and a Science, Know-how or Engineering associated topic, in addition to A Ranges at grade C or above in each a Mathematical based mostly topic and a Science, Know-how, Engineering or further Arithmetic associated topic, or 90+ credit in an Engineering BTEC at degree 3.

Position Particular Occupational Necessities:

Manufacturing Engineers primarily help the actions concerned in bringing design programmes into manufacture. This function is pivotal to the launch planning and clean supply of thrilling new merchandise or product refresh programmes. The main target is on the superior manufacturing strategies and venture administration abilities required to launch merchandise on time, on price and to the precise high quality. Usually Manufacturing Engineers work intently with a variety of different engineers, features and managers each inside their very own firm and provider base.

Vocational Abilities:

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

  • Complying with statutory rules and stringent organisational security necessities
  • Producing parts utilizing hand becoming, fabrication and becoming a member of strategies
  • Producing Laptop Aided Design (CAD) fashions (drawings) utilizing a CAD system
  • Making ready and utilizing lathes, milling and different normal or specialist machines and excessive tech gear
  • Making ready and proving Laptop Numeric Management programmes
  • Utilizing laptop software program packages to help with and consider engineering actions
  • Producing and managing engineering venture plans
  • Producing assemblies utilizing a variety of supplies and strategies

In the course of the growth stage they’d hone their normal engineering abilities, together with the likes of experimental / new mannequin growth, element investigation and drawback fixing, measurement, management & inspection. With all of those abilities, they are going to be utilizing a logical and systematic strategy.

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

  • Venture administration and scheduling engineering actions
  • Securing acceptable assets and managing budgets and assets
  • Implementing, monitoring and evaluating engineering processes

Academic Data:

The apprentice would full a HND or Basis Diploma which would supply the inspiration stage of the data components within the competence qualification It would help the basic scientific and mathematical ideas that equip apprentices with the understanding required to function successfully and effectively at excessive degree inside this sector. As a core the engineer must cowl round 960 educational Guided Studying Hours, with a view to have a stable grasp of;-

  • Arithmetic and science for engineers
  • Supplies and manufacture
  • 3D Laptop Aided Design and Laptop Aided Engineering
  • Find out how to run and handle enterprise led tasks
  • Engineering operations and enterprise administration
  • Manufacturing processes
  • Product enchancment and engineering venture administration

For the Growth Part the apprentice will construct on their basis data by finishing a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering. Right here they may develop their understanding to the next degree and start on specialised modules throughout the latter a part of this qualification.

Occupational Behaviours:

Trendy excessive worth engineering organisations require their apprentices to have a set of occupational behaviours that can 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 degree of security vital actions. There must be strict compliance and a disciplined and accountable strategy to handle, mitigate and keep away from danger.

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

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

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

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

Personal accountability and resilience: Motivated to succeed accountable and chronic to finish job.

Clear communicator: Use quite a lot of acceptable communication strategies to provide/obtain info precisely, and in a well timed and constructive method.

Staff participant: Not solely performs personal half however in a position to work and talk clearly and successfully inside a workforce and interacts/ helps others when required. In doing so applies these abilities in a respectful skilled method.

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

Adaptability: Capable of alter to totally different circumstances, applied sciences, conditions and environments.

Self-Motivation: A ‘self-starter’, who at all times needs to provide their finest, units themselves difficult targets, could make their very own selections.

Willingness to study: needs to drive their steady skilled growth

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

Training and Growth Abstract:

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

Vocational Guided Studying Hours, increase from fundamentals to extra advanced engineering operations and practices. The duties can be aligned to the job function to develop a variety of tailor-made core engineering strategies so by the top of this part the apprentice will be capable to exhibit, below unbiased take a look at circumstances, that they’ll deploy their abilities and occupational behaviours. As well as the apprentice sometimes 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 finally work successfully with out the necessity for shut supervision. The competencies gained are sufficiently transferable by the top of this growth 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 can be an employer endorsement as a part of the ultimate evaluation of this part to make sure that the apprentice has demonstrated full competence towards the data, abilities and behaviours on this commonplace. The employer will log off that the apprentice is ‘job prepared’ as a reliable skilled Manufacturing Engineer.

Professional Recognition and Profession Development:

This commonplace 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 growth and registration is topic to candidates efficiently finishing the suitable studying, creating the suitable competence, and present process skilled evaluate.

Governance & Evaluation date:

March 2016 by engineering employer led trailblazer collaboration.

(1) With a view to articulate the particular degree of abilities, data and behaviours required to be achieved and assessed to exhibit full occupational competence, the employers on the trailblazer group have developed a extra detailed Employer Occupational Briefs (EOB). These briefs will inform the awarding organisations of the required components of data, behaviours and vocational abilities inside this Apprenticeship Customary. It would 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 make sure that the credibility, transferability and consistency of the Apprenticeship consequence is maintained.


Change log:

Final up to date 06th April 2018

  • Further element and readability supplied for the end-point evaluation strategies together with particulars of grading descriptors
  •  Elimination of obligatory on programme gateways, basis part finish take a look at and different references to basis and growth phases
  • Elimination of all obligatory {qualifications} excluding English and maths at degree 2 and the requirement to attain a BEng or BSc Diploma previous to the EPA gateway
  • Gateway info included
  • Roles and tasks part included
  • Resit/retake info included
  • Inside high quality assurance info included
  • Affirmation that exterior high quality assurance can be undertaken by the Institute for Apprenticeships

Present AP 
12/11/2014 Evaluation plan first revealed  Manufacturing engineer AP_01 
12/11/2014 Customary first revealed  Present commonplace 

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