This standard is suitable for anyone working within a garage who has the responsibility of (but not limited to): dealing with customers, maintaining stock levels and equipment, completing vehicle safety inspections and routine maintenance and making suitable recommendations to customers based on findings, carrying out out replacement/repair and balancing of a range of light vehicle tyres and replacing components including Steering & Suspension, Braking systems, Battery & Charging systems, exhaust systems and Air-Conditioning systems.
Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector.
The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.
The Engineering Technician Level 3 standard covers four occupational areas: mechatronics, toolmaker, technical support and product design. Regardless of the area the Apprentice specialise in, they will study in college developing their foundation hand skills in the first 2 years before moving onto the development phase where they will study development knowledge in college and build a portfolio within the workplace based to demonstrate their competency in your specialist area.
This Apprenticeship prepares an individual for managing a facilities management service, or a group of services, which can be labelled as ‘hard’ (estate/building management) or soft (catering/cleaning/administration/security). All Apprentices will be required to supervise others; to understand the contractual requirements and service delivery targets between their employing organisation and the client/customer in order to achieve service targets. The Apprentice will have to provide customer service skills and be proactive in finding solutions to problems.
Electrical/Mechanical Technicians will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors and the Technicians can be expected to migrate through these sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent upon the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of the composition and application of the plant and equipment. However, the fundamental principles of operation will be the same regardless of the engineering sector.
This standard is a 3.5 year apprenticeship to which you will develop knowledge skills and behaviours in college in line with your employer that are appropriate to your role and in line with the standard. We will prepare you for your end point assessment which you will take at the end to achieve your qualification.