New apprenticeships Engineering Operative
This new level 2 apprenticeship standard is designed as a minimum 12-18 months programme and is for apprentices who wish to gain the skills, knowledge and behavioural competences required to work in an engineering operative role.
Engineering operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the engineering and manufacturing sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a workforce with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector.
The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during the course of their careers. Dependent on the sector that they are employed in there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.
Examples of the occupational roles from across the engineering and manufacturing sector that would be covered within this standard are: Servicing and maintenance operative; machine setter/operative; mechanical engineering operative; fabricator; engineering fitter; multi-disciplined engineering operative; materials, processing and finishing operative, technical support operative, founding/casting operative.
In order to meet the apprenticeship standard apprentices will be required to hold or achieve a:
- minimum of Level 1 English and attempt Level 2 English
- minimum of Level 1 Maths and attempt Level 2 Maths
- (coming soon) Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operative (Knowledge).