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Power Engineer

Developing and applying new technologies to improve safety, reliability and cost-effectiveness within the energy sector.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


7 (equivalent to master’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 achieved grade A GCSE (or equivalent) in maths and physics or chemistry, and grade B GCSE (or equivalent) in English.

What apprentices will learn
  • understanding how the power sector industry works
  • understanding power sector practices, including business planning and management techniques
  • using specialist tools and methods
  • developing leadership and communication skills
  • developing specialist power transmission and distribution specific engineering or power generation skills
  • health and safety practices and legislation within a power environment
  • master's degree in engineering with a minimum of 480 credits (at least 120 credits at level 7)

Before taking their end-point assessment apprentices must:

  • achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to grade C or above GCSEs)
Professional registration

Apprentices will be eligible for membership of the Institute of Engineering and Technology and Institution of Mechanical Engineers.

How apprentices are assessed

A government-approved organisation must assess apprentices towards the end of their apprenticeship.

This end-point assessment ensures apprentices achieve the skills, training and any qualifications necessary to complete their apprenticeship.

You can download the assessment plan from the Institute for Apprenticeships. There are no end-point assessment organisations for this apprenticeship yet. Please email if you urgently need an end-point assessment organisation.

More Information

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