Apprenticeships

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Overview

Talented engineers, technicians and managers are vital to the future success of the engineering industry. Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High Value Manufacturing environments. Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a complex blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

Am I ready to start?

Minimum 4 GCSEs at grades 4-9 (A*-C) Inc. Maths, English and a Science. Interview and Reference. Individual Employers will also set their own entry requirements.

How does an Apprenticeship Work?

42-48 Months. Various modes of delivery including Year 1 – 5 days a week college, Year 2-4 – 1 day a week college & 4 days a week work. Alternative modes of delivery include day release for the full 4 years.Apprenticeship Standards are assessed through independent end point assessors. Your role as an apprentice may vary depending on your employer.

We currently work closely with a number of companies to ensure learners are developing the skills they require to successfully progress into work with a reputable business. Companies we are currently working with include: Manchester Airport Group, Harrods Aviation, Ryanair, Kearsley Airways, AEM ltd and many more.

What does the course involve?

The course consists of the following mandatory qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
  • Level 2 Award for Foundation Phase Gateway Assessment.

After a further period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Mechatronics Maintenance Technician
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Assessment consists of On Programme assessment and End Point Assessment. Assessment methods include a combination of examinations, portfolio of evidence, observations and written assignments. The end point assessment involves a portfolio based occupational competence validation interview (VIVA).

This qualification is graded Pass/ Fail

How and when will I study?

Duration: 42-48 months. Various modes of delivery including: Year 1 – 5 days a week college, Year 2-4 – 1 day a week college & 4 days a week work. Alternative modes of delivery include day release for the full 4 years.

We currently work closely with a number of companies to ensure learners are developing the skills they require to successfully progress into work with a reputable business. Watch out for guest speakers, behind the scenes tours, work experience and apprenticeship opportunities with top companies such as, Manchester Airport Group, Harrods Aviation, Ryanair, Kearsley Airways, AEM ltd and many more.

Down to business, what can I do and what can I earn?

You can progress to a higher level apprenticeship or secure employment as a maintenance, mechanical or equipment engineer and many more.

The Operations and Maintenance industry offers many exciting career opportunities and we provide clear pathways to a successful career. The possibilities are vast and with further study and experience you could be working as a team leader, senior engineer, technical manager and many more.

On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to apply for professional registration as you will be EngTech ready.

Approval Status

Subject to approval by awarding organisation

Got a job?

You must have a job to do an apprenticeship. If you already have a job you may be able to do an apprenticeship with your current employer.

If you don’t have a job for your apprenticeship – apply for your place at College by clicking the 'Apply Now' button at the top and bottom of the page.

Once you have applied please check out our apprenticeship job vacancies.

An apprenticeship comprises two parts:

  • Typically 20% study element (at Harlow College or Stansted Airport College).
  • 80% work based element with an employer. It is your responsibility to find an employer.

Great, so what do I do now?

Call 01279 868240 to speak to an Apprenticeships adviser

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