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Engineering Operative Apprenticeship (Level 2)

Key course information

Engineering and Manufacturing

01/08/2020

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Apprenticeship

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Course Overview


Engineering Operatives will work individually or as part of a team to carry out a range of engineering operations which could include ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained and serviceable, dealing with breakdowns, restoring components and systems to serviceable condition by repair and replacement; operating a variety of machines (CNC or Conventional); assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools; fabrication/installation and assembly of metal parts joining techniques; preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes, providing technical support including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning, and e-commerce technology as required. This Level 2 apprenticeship can be used as the foundation level of a Level 3 engineering apprenticeship and presents excellent progression opportunities for those seeking higher qualifications


What will I learn?


Depending on the chosen pathway and role in the company apprentices may follow one or more of the following pathways;

Machining
• Producing components using hand fitting techniques
• Preparing and using lathes for turning operations
• Preparing and using milling machines

Maintenance
• Producing components using hand fitting techniques
• Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
• Maintaining electrical equipment/systems

Electrical / Electronic
• Wiring and testing programmable controller based systems
• Assembling and testing electronic circuits
• Assembling, wiring and testing electrical panels/components mounted in enclosures

In addition to mandatory training including
• Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
• Working efficiently and effectively in advanced manufacturing and engineering
• Using and interpreting engineering data and documentation
• Conducting business improvement activities

Entry Requirements


Maths and English Language at Grade 3 or above
Apprentices are required to undertake a skills assessment as part of the application

Study, Assessment and Qualifications


• Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
• Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)

Additional Costs and Information


No additional costs
Your employer will provide you with PPE for college day release

What Could I Do Next?

On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses

Engineering and Manufacturing


Career Opportunities

  • Chemical Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Environmental Engineer

  • Drafting and Design Engineer
  • Production Manager
  • Operations Research Analyst

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