Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) Apprenticeship

Qualification: Advanced
Level 3

There are start dates for this apprenticeship throughout the year. Please apply and our apprenticeship team will be in contact with you to discuss.

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About this apprenticeship

This Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) apprenticeship is suitable for many service and maintenance orientated roles within the engineering sector.

You may be starting an apprenticeship or furthering your career with your employer, this apprenticeship standard encompasses roles that may include maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment used in engineering.

As an apprentice you will be eligible to register as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) with the relevant professional engineering institution.

What you will learn
  • Operating and maintaining plant and equipment
  • Finding and fixing faults in plant and equipment
  • Assessing and testing plant and equipment
  • Environmental, health and safety law, regulations and standards
  • Engineering theory and principles relevant to your role
  • Interpreting technical specifications and documents
  • Specialist skills from electrics, mechanics to plant operations as required by your employer
Learning style

As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage.

You will attend college to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. This may be day release, block or full time as agreed with your employer.

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. You will work towards achieving practical competence in the workplace.

Entry requirements

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise the chances of success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at grade 9–4/A*–C or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.

To start an apprenticeship you will need an employer who is willing to take you on as an apprentice. If you already have an employer please contact us. If not don't worry you can see our current apprenticeship vacancies on our website which is regularly updated.

You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.

Course length & fees
  • Fees:
  • Course Length: 36 months
  • Campus: Main
What next?

Successful completion of this apprenticeship could help you progress into a range of engineering technician roles and on to a higher level qualification such as an HNC or Degree in Engineering.

Additional information

Information for Employers
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.

Before taking your End Point Assessment, to achieve the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship you must have achieved or already hold a level 2 in English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades 9–4/A*–C).