Utilities engineering technician
Carrying out reactive and routine maintenance on equipment to ensure safety and efficiency.
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
- More Information
The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.