Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship 

We offer Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeships throughout the North West. Engineering Maintenance and Operations is the correct route if you want to become a Mechanical Technician, an Electrical Technician or a Fluid Power Technician. It is a vocational, work-based course which gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn. If you want to gain a nationally recognised qualification at the same time as gaining valuable work experience in an engineering environment, this course is ideal for you.

What does a Level 3 Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprentice do?

Mechanical Maintenance Technician - Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance on mechanical equipment, restoring mechanical components to usable condition by repair, producing replacement components, assisting in the installation of mechanical equipment and carry out quality inspections.

Electronics Maintenance Technician - Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis and maintenance, test and repair electronic equipment and circuits/ communications equipment/instrumentation and control equipment, service medical equipment and carry out quality inspections.

Electrical Maintenance Technician - Carry out planned and emergency fault diagnosis, maintenance and testing on electrical equipment and circuits, modifying or rewiring electrical circuits, assisting in the installation of electrical / electronic equipment and carry out quality inspections.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands
- High motivation and are keen to work in the engineering maintenance environment
- The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
- The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
- Good communication and problem solving abilities
- Good numeracy and literacy abilities to work with data
- The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker

What is the duration of the course?

The Level 3 Maintenance and Operations Apprenticeship takes approximately 48 months to complete. The first year will be at our Training Centre moving to Bolton College for a further two years with the remainder completed in company.

How can I progress in Maintenance Engineering?

After completing the Level 3 Apprenticeship, you could progress onto Higher Apprenticeship at Level 4 in Engineering, HNC or HND.

What Qualifications will I gain?

This qualification provides a foundation in engineering machining operations and techniques, as well as extensive theoretical and practical experience in this occupational area. On completion, you will be of fully-skilled status.

1. Relevant training in the following areas: Hand fitting, fluid power, maintain mechanical devices, assembly and testing fluid power. 

2. BTEC Level 3 in Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge):
This is the higher level technical knowledge that you will be required to study towards and achieve and is a lead on from the level 2. You will complete a Level 3 NVQ in Engineering Maintenance in the pathway that you work in and complete 3 1/2 years on programme training and 6 months for "End Point Assessment". Again, delivered in a classroom to ensure a high level of technical ability and understanding and will be assessed through a mixture of practical assessments or exams. 

3. Development Competence:
This is the work-based evidence that you will be required to produce to demonstrate competence in the workplace. This is taking on all the learning that has been listed in the previous steps and demonstrating this in the workplace through the safe and proper use of equipment and machines to produce high level components. You will create a log book of evidence with the support of your workplace mentor and tutor to showcase your abilities as an engineer and this evidence will lead you though to the “End Point Assessment”.

4. End Point Assessment:
An external assessor will be arranged by your employer to review all evidence, conduct a full observation and hold an interview with you to determine your ability in the role and ensure that the 4 years training has developed you into a competent and skilful engineer. The final grading based on all assessments and evidence provided will be scored on a Pass, Merit or Distinction basis.

5. Functional Skills in English and Maths Level 2:
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths and English that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully. This will only be required if you haven’t already attained this level through GCSE.

How do I apply?

Click here to apply online. For any more information, please contact our Recruitment team on 01204 677888 or email info@alliancelearning.com. You can also check out our current Apprenticeship vacancies by clicking the button below.

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