Electrical/Electronic Technical Support Engineer Apprenticeship

27427W1/P | Parson's Walk Centre, Wigan
Start Date | 01/08/2022
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Is this course for me?

Electrical or electronic technical support engineers primarily support manufacturing in both assembly and in product design and development. They support the activities involved in bringing the concept to life and resolving issues within manufacturing. Typically they work closely with other engineers, suppliers and managers covering a broad range of support activity. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021.

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role, these include: How to comply with statutory requirements and stringent organisational safety requirements, how to effectively use, interpret and evaluate a range of engineering data sources and documentation, organising work efficiently and effectively in managing engineering resources when completing tasks, producing components using hand fitting techniques and producing mechanical assemblies, producing Electrical or Electronic Drawings or CAD Models using a CAD system, preparing and using lathes, milling and other general or specialist high tech equipment, applying mechanical, electrical and electronic devices and equipment, using computer software packages to assist with engineering activities, producing and managing engineering project plans, during the development stage they would hone and deepen their general engineering skills in there specialist areas and also may undergo placements in relevant supportive functions to provide breadth of experience. With all of these skills, they will be using a well-planned logical and systematic approach.

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification. This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider. This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor. End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:Professional Discussions. Interviews. Showcase portfolios. Practical assessment of skill. Theory assessments. Assignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

Employers are looking for apprentices who have GCSE Maths and english at Grade 4. Level 2 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-3 or equivalent, including Maths or english. Level 3 - 6 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-4 or equivalent, including Maths or english.

What can I progress onto?

This standard has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. Further professional development and registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.

Other Information

If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, take a look at our vacancies at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/Apprenticeship-Vacancies

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
No No

Engineering Professionals n.e.c.

Workers in this unit group perform a variety of professional engineering functions not elsewhere classified in MINOR GROUP 212: Engineering Professionals.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

2.74%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£21,783
Entry
£38,251
Median
£57,421
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Provides technical consultancy services.
  • Examines and advises on patent applications.
  • Prepare sketches, drawings and specifications showing materials to be used, construction and finishing methods and other details.
  • Devises and implements control systems to monitor operational efficiency and performance of system and materials.
  • Designs new systems and equipment with regard to cost, market requirements and feasibility of manufacture.
  • Establishes principles and techniques to improve the quality, durability and performance of materials such as textiles, glass, rubber, plastics, ceramics, metals and alloys.
  • Researches into problem areas to advance basic knowledge, evaluate new theories and techniques and to solve specific problems.
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Engineering Technicians

Engineering technicians perform a variety of technical support functions to assist engineers with the design, development, operation, installation and maintenance of engineering systems and constructions.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

1.57%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£27,601
Entry
£41,926
Median
£65,663
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of mechanical and chemical engineering products and services.
  • Inspects completed aircraft maintenance work to certify that it meets standards and the aircraft is ready for operation.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Prepares estimates of materials, equipment and labour required for engineering projects.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Knowledge

Mechanical Engineering and Technology Mathematics Computers and Electronics Design English Language Production and Processing

Skills

Mathematics Reading Comprehension Active Learning Writing Active Listening Learning Strategies Critical Thinking Speaking Monitoring
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