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Electrical / electronic technical support engineer

Supporting the manufacturing of new products by bringing the product to life and resolving manufacturing problems.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


6 (equivalent to bachelor's degree)

Typical length
60 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have:

  • 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) including maths, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject
  • A levels at grade C or above in a maths-based subject and a science, technology, engineering or another maths-related subject (or 90+ credits in an engineering BTEC at level 3)
What apprentices will learn
  • producing parts using hand fitting techniques
  • producing electrical or electronic drawings using a computer aided design (CAD) system
  • preparing and using general and specialist machines and equipment
  • wiring and testing electrical equipment, and maintaining electrical equipment and systems
  • assembling and testing electronic circuits
  • producing engineering plans
  • engineering project management and working with engineering specifications and briefs
  • electrical/electronic product manufacturing and testing
  • academic knowledge from an engineering degree

Apprentices will achieve a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering.

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

The apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council (EngC) for initial registration as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
EAL 01923 652 400
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.