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NEIoT Apprenticeship

Level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship


This Apprenticeship standard reflects employers’ requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be competent in the job role.

Engineering Technicians in the Automotive and wider Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

  • Apply safe systems of working

  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services

  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems

  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information

  • Have a commitment to continued professional development

Engineering Technicians take responsibility for the quality and accuracy of the work they undertake within the limits of their personal authority. They also need to be able to demonstrate a core set of behaviours in order to be competent in their job role, complement wider business strategy and development. This will enable them to support their long term career development.

Engineered and manufactured products and systems that Engineering Technicians work on could involve mechanical, electrical, electronic, electromechanical and fluid power components/systems.


  • understanding the importance of complying with statutory, quality, organisational and health and safety regulations

  • understanding of general engineering/manufacturing mathematical and scientific principles, methods, techniques, graphical expressions, symbols formulae and calculations used by engineering technicians

  • understanding the structure, properties and characteristics of common materials used in the sector

  • understanding the typical problems that may arise within their normal work activities/environment

  • understanding approved diagnostic methods and techniques used to help solve engineering/manufacturing problems

  • understanding the importance of only using current approved processes, procedures, documentation and the potential implications for the organisation if this is not adhered to

  • understanding and interpreting relevant engineering/manufacturing data and documentation in order to complete their job role

  • understanding the different roles and functions in the organisation and how they interact.

  • understanding why it is important for an organisation to continually review their processes and procedures


  • obtaining, checking and using the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation)

  • working safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements

  • planning and where applicable obtaining all the resources required to undertake the work activity

  • undertaking the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment

  • carrying out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment

  • dealing promptly and effectively with engineering/manufacturing problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel

  • completing any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity

  • restoring the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location

  • Engineering Design

  • Engineering Maths

  • Engineering Science

  • Managing a Professional Engineering Project

  • Mechanical Principles

  • Fundamentals of Thermodynamics and Heat Engines

Optional Units, select two from:

  • Mechanical Workshop Practices

  • CAD for Maintenance Engineers

  • Maintenance Engineering

  • Production Engineering for Manufacture

On successful completion of this apprenticeship you will hopefully gain full time employment or you may wish to progress onto a Higher Apprenticeship or HNC.

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