Reference Quantity: ST0023

Particulars of normal

Designation of occupation

Management technical assist engineer (Degree 6)

Length of apprenticeship:

Sometimes the length of this apprenticeship is 5 to six years. This length could also be lowered for a candidate with earlier related expertise and/or somebody already half certified. Alternatively this may occasionally 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. To be able 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 degree 3.

Position particular occupational necessities:

Management technical assist engineer primarily help the graceful working of producing exercise in actions similar to web site upkeep. Sometimes they work intently with different manufacturing roles in a fast-paced and cost-conscious manufacturing setting, the place advanced downside fixing is essential.

Vocational abilities:

Throughout the basis stage, the apprentice should develop a stable grasp of the core mechatronics engineering abilities. These abilities won’t solely put together the apprentice for the office in demonstrating that they’ve the required handbook dexterity to do their core position however their competencies are transferable and may be constructed upon over time. The talents required are:

  • Complying with statutory laws and stringent organisational security necessities
  • Utilizing and deciphering a spread of engineering information sources and supporting documentation
  • Understanding key efficiency indicators and utilising lean methods to enhance effectivity and effectiveness
  • Supporting set up, testing and commissioning of a variety of apparatus as wanted
  • Finishing up advanced fault prognosis and restore on excessive know-how engineered methods
  • Sustaining mechanical, fluid and pneumatic energy tools
  • Sustaining electrical, digital and course of management tools
  • Minimising equipment downtime by finishing up preventative deliberate upkeep
  • Affirmation testing and subsequent easy hand over of apparatus and plan

Throughout the improvement part they might hone their normal engineering abilities, together with, upkeep and manufacturing rules and their functions in trade, investigation and interrogation abilities for software program functions. 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:

  • Main advanced upkeep or technical assist actions
  • Finishing up testing and calibration of instrumentation management tools
  • Finishing up upkeep actions on electrical tools.

Academic information:

The apprentice would full a HND or Basis Diploma which would supply the inspiration stage of the information parts within the competence qualification. It is going to assist the elemental scientific and mathematical rules 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, in an effort to have a stable grasp of;

  • Analytical, mathematic and scientific strategies for engineers
  • Challenge design, implementation and analysis
  • Instrumentation and management rules and functions
  • Mechanical, electrical, digital, course of management and digital rules and functions
  • Functions of pneumatics and hydraulics
  • Well being, security and threat evaluation in engineering
  • Industrial management methods and functions
  • Supplies and manufacturing processes
  • Product enchancment and engineering undertaking administration

For the Improvement Part the apprentice will construct on their basis information by finishing a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering. Right here they’ll increase their understanding to a better degree and start on specialised modules throughout the latter a part of this qualification.

Occupational behaviours:

Fashionable 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 targets.

These required behaviours embrace:

Safety mindset: This occupation sits inside an trade with a excessive degree of security essential actions. There must be strict compliance and a disciplined and accountable strategy to handle, mitigate and keep away from threat.

Strong work ethic: Optimistic perspective, 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 in addition in a position to rapidly “assume on toes” when working by them.

Problem fixing orientation: Identifies points rapidly, enjoys fixing advanced issues and applies applicable options. Has a robust want to push to make sure the true root reason 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 and error checks all through actions.

Personal duty and resilience: Motivated to succeed accountable and protracted to finish process.

Clear communicator: Use a wide range of applicable 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 group and interacts and helps others when required. In doing so applies these abilities in a respectful skilled method.

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

Adaptability: Capable of modify to completely different circumstances, applied sciences, conditions and environments.

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

Willingness to study: desires to drive their steady skilled improvement

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

Training and improvement abstract:

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

Vocational Guided Studying Hours, build up from fundamentals to extra advanced engineering operations and practices. The duties might be aligned to the job position to develop a spread of tailor-made core engineering methods so by the tip of this part the apprentice will have the ability to exhibit, beneath impartial take a look at circumstances, that they will deploy their abilities and occupational behaviours. As well as the apprentice usually undertakes an HND or Basis Diploma.

The event part will deal with 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 shut supervision. The competencies gained are sufficiently transferable by the tip of this improvement part for somebody to adapt rapidly to perform successfully after minimal instruction on new tools and 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 towards the information, abilities and behaviours on this normal. The employer will log out that the apprentice is ‘job prepared’ as a reliable Engineer.

Professional recognition and profession development:

This normal 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 overview.

Typical job titles: 

Typical job titles: Management assist engineer, Technical assist engineer and Upkeep technician

Governance and overview 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 schooling, 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) To be able to articulate the particular degree of abilities, information 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 Temporary (EOB). This transient will inform the awarding organisations of the required parts of information, behaviours and vocational abilities inside this Apprenticeship Commonplace. 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 final result is maintained.

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