About this apprenticeship
This Mechanical Engineering apprenticeship is suitable for you if you want to a career as an Engineering Technician working in mechatronics. Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding safety, quality, delivery and cost within high value manufacturing environments.
What you will learn
Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities including:
- Fault finding
- On-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment
This requires the application of a complex set of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.
As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage.
An assessor will visit the you once a month at your place of work to discuss your progress. The assessor will liaise with you and your line manger to ensure that this is a convenient time.
No previous qualifications are required and a full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. Those wishing to progress onto an advanced apprenticeship will require GCSEs A*-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent) or demonstrate, through the assessment process, that you are able to achieve this.
Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.
Dates, times & fees
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Successful completion of this apprenticeship could help you progress into a range of engineering technician roles.
You will attend college one day a week to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Each apprenticeship needs to include 20% off-the-job training. This must amount to 20% of the apprentice’s contracted employment hours across the whole apprenticeship. Off-the-job training is learning undertaken outside of the normal day-to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of the apprenticeship.
End Point Assessment
Each apprentice will need an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship. It measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours each apprentice has developed. Employers will decide when the apprentice is ready to be assessed.