Apprenticeship Standards Lead Maintenance Engineering Technician

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This apprenticeship is designed as a 48 month programme.

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Lead Maintenance Engineering Technicians (LMETs) assist in the delivery of complex and critical asset management programmes often to unique specifications involving complex maintenance and planning. They analyse technical information, plan schedules, co-ordinate, lead and deliver work on time, to the required quality, with an emphasis on product safety and personnel health and safety.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with operators, maintenance teams, shift leaders, senior engineers, senior test engineers, design engineers, quality engineers, procedure writers, procurement managers and resource allocation and colleagues. Externally they liaise with customers and suppliers at various operation and senior level, providing technical detailed engineering reports and feedback on asset maintenance. Depending on the industry, they may also interact with representatives from the appropriate regulator.

Mandatory requirement

English & Maths

In order to meet the apprenticeship standards, 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.

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.


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