Reference Quantity: ST0024

Particulars of ordinary

Designation of occupations

Electrical or digital technical help engineer (Stage 6)

Period of apprenticeship:

Sometimes 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 may increasingly 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.

Typical job titles:

Electrician, Electrical engineer, Technical help engineer, Digital technical help engineer, Electrical help engineer, Assist engineer, Technical help engineer 

Position particular occupational necessities:

Electrical or 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 expertise:

Throughout 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 guide dexterity to do their core position however these competencies are transferable and might be constructed upon over time. The talents required are:

  • adjust to statutory necessities and stringent organisational security necessities
  • Producing parts utilizing hand becoming strategies
  • Producing Electrical or Digital Drawings utilizing a Pc Aided Design (CAD) system
  • Making ready and utilizing lathes, milling and different normal or specialist machines and Excessive Tech tools
  • Wiring and testing electrical tools, assembling and testing digital circuits
  • Utilizing laptop software program packages to help with engineering actions
  • Producing engineering challenge plans
  • Sustaining and enhancing electrical tools and methods

Throughout the improvement stage they might hone their skilled engineering expertise, together with, experimental and new product improvement, element investigation concerning costing, provider help and design, improvement and  check engineering. With all of those expertise, they are going to be utilizing a properly–deliberate logical and systematic strategy.

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

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

Academic information:

The apprentice will initially full a Basis Diploma which would offer the inspiration stage of the information components within the competence qualification. It is going to 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 purpose to have a stable grasp of;

  • Arithmetic and science for engineers
  • Supplies and manufacture
  • 3D Pc Aided Design and Pc Aided Engineering
  • undertake and apply business-led tasks
  • Understanding actuators and sensors
  • Electrical and digital ideas and digital units and functions
  • Product enchancment and engineering challenge administration
  • Digital electronics and microprocessors

For the Growth Part the apprentice will construct on their basis information by finishing a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering. Right here they may increase their understanding to a better degree and work by means of specialised modules for this position.

Occupational behaviours:

Fashionable 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 targets. 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 threat.

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 ft” when working by means of them.

Problem fixing orientation: Identifies points shortly, enjoys fixing advanced issues and applies acceptable options. Has a robust 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 ideas in guaranteeing work accomplished is match for objective and pays consideration to element and error checks all through actions.

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

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

Workforce participant: Not solely performs personal half however in a position to work and talk clearly and successfully inside a staff and interacts and 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: Capable of modify to totally different situations, applied sciences, conditions and environments.

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

Willingness to be taught: desires to drive their steady skilled improvement

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

Training and improvement abstract:

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

Vocational Guided Studying Hours, build up from fundamentals to extra advanced engineering operations and practices. The duties will probably be aligned to the job position to develop a variety of tailor-made core engineering strategies so by the tip of this section the apprentice will be capable of show, beneath impartial check situations, that they will deploy their expertise and occupational behaviours. As well as the apprentice sometimes undertakes an HND or Basis Diploma.

The event section 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 supervision. The competencies gained are sufficiently transferable by the tip of this improvement section for somebody to adapt shortly to perform successfully after minimal instruction on new tools and environments or revised working practices while, finishing an Engineering Diploma. There will probably be an employer endorsement as a part of the ultimate evaluation of this section to make sure that the apprentice has demonstrated full competence in opposition to the information, expertise and behaviours on this commonplace. The employer will log off that the apprentice is ‘job prepared’ as a reliable Skilled electrical or digital technical help 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 improvement and registration is topic to candidates efficiently finishing the suitable studying, creating the suitable competence, and present process skilled evaluation.

Governance and evaluation date:

March 2016 by engineering employer led trailblazer collaboration.

English and maths

Apprentices with out degree 2 English and maths might want to obtain this degree 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 Stage 3. A British Signal Language (BSL) qualification is a substitute for the English qualification for these whose major language is BSL

(1) With a view to articulate the precise degree of expertise, information and behaviours required to be achieved and assessed to show 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 components of information, behaviours and vocational expertise inside this Apprenticeship Normal. It is going to 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 and consistency of the Apprenticeship end result is maintained.


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