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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.

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Newcastle University 0191 2083900
More Information

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