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Utilities engineering technician

Carrying out reactive and routine maintenance on equipment to ensure safety and efficiency.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


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

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

Candidates will usually have at least 3 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including maths and English.

For apprentices to specialise in electrical engineering or instrumentation control and automation, a GCSE grade B or above (or equivalent) in maths is desirable.

What apprentices will learn
  • maintenance practices, processes and procedures in waste and water systems, plant and equipment
  • theories and principles that underpin the design and function of electro-mechanical and instrumentation systems and equipment
  • installing, maintaining, replacing and commissioning equipment and parts
  • identifying, diagnosing and correcting faults
  • planned, reactive and predictive maintenance processes
  • using specialist equipment to create, repair and modify parts and apparatus
  • reading, understanding and interpreting computer data and displays
  • other skills related to one of the following specialisms: electrical, mechanical, instrumentation control and automation

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

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be eligible for engineering technician (Eng Tech) (or equivalent) professional registration.

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
More Information

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