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Maintenance and operations engineering technician

Maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries that are part of the national infrastructure engineering sector, such as electricity generating, oil and gas refining and pharmaceuticals.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £26,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have either:

  • 3 GCSEs at grade C or higher, including maths, English and a science (or equivalent)
  • relevant experience.
What apprentices will learn
  • operating and maintaining plant and equipment
  • finding and fixing faults in plant and equipment
  • assessing and testing plant and equipment
  • environmental, health and safety law, regulations and standards
  • engineering theory and principles relevant to their role
  • interpreting technical specifications and documents
  • specialist skills in electrics, mechanics, control and instrumentation, wind turbines, or plant operations

None specified.

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 in English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible to register as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) with the relevant professional engineering institution.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service 07921 230 272
EAL 01923 652 400
NOCN 0300 999 1177
Occupational Awards Limited 01235 432 032
City and Guilds 0207 294 3201
Science Industry Assessment Service 01925515211
More Information

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