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Apprenticeship training course

Materials process engineer (degree) (level 7)

Controlling and managing the complex manufacturing processes for different materials

Qualification level
Equivalent to master’s degree.
Typical duration
24 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Casting engineer
  • Coastings engineer
  • Engineer e.g. Welding engineer
  • Fellow
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Process engineer
  • Product engineer
  • Senior(domain specialist)
  • Subject matter expert
  • Surface treatement engineer
  • Technologist
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Work within a team environment. This may include acting as a team leader with people management skills. They undertake risk analysis and problem solving on behalf of the team.
  • Communicate and present information appropriately and effectively taking account of target audience
  • Apply appropriate programme management tools. Typically this would include a RACI chart, Project Plans, Load and Capacity analysis and cost analysis.
  • Actively listen and explain clearly and appropriately to target audience
  • Mentor and support others using coaching skills and actively support continuous professional development.
  • Use Process Failure Mode Effect Analysis tool kit appropriately
  • Operate and control process equipment using continuous improvement methodologies
  • Apply process control procedures correctly and effectively
  • Apply appropriate negotiation techniques effectively
  • Make appropriate use of statistical tools eg Minitab, excel, DMAIC
  • Make appropriate use of problem solving tools eg 8D, 5 whys
  • Apply change control tools and practices
  • Apply risk management tools and techniques
  • Demonstrate correct application of Value Stream Mapping tools
  • Correct use of specialist equipment and process knowledge

Full information on Materials process engineer (degree) (level 7) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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