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Apprenticeship training course

Electro-mechanical engineer (level 6)

Solve real-world problems using a combination of mechanical and electrical engineering expertise.

Qualification level
Equivalent to degree.
Typical duration
60 months
Apprenticeship category
Engineering and manufacturing
Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Also known as
  • Design engineer
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electro-mechanical engineer
  • Instrument engineer
  • Manufacturing engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Mechatronics engineer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Systems engineer
  • Test engineer
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Communicate technical information with others at all levels, including technical reports and the use of digital tools.
  • Follow a methodical approach to engineering problem solving.
  • Establish and report engineering design briefs.
  • Produce mechanical and electrical designs / drawings / sketches using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and manual systems.
  • Model real-world mechanical systems efficiently.
  • Select the design solution for a given electro-mechanical engineering application and environment using data to inform their decisions.
  • Integrate electrical and mechanical engineering systems, considering new and emerging technologies.
  • Use appropriate equipment to develop and execute test plans to support electro-mechanical product validation and approval.
  • Design functional electronic systems and circuits from component level.
  • Write and document structured programming code for electro-mechanical systems.
  • Fabricate engineering components and assemblies using specialist manufacturing methods and hand fitting techniques.
  • Assemble, wire, program and test electrical equipment, motors and control systems.
  • Plan, manage and lead engineering projects.
  • Perform risk management for engineering activities.
  • Comply with statutory and organisational safety requirements.

Full information on Electro-mechanical engineer (level 6) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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