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An Apprenticeship is a perfect choice if you want to continue your studies and develop your skills, knowledge and behaviours in a specific industry, while also earning a salary in full-time employment; kickstarting your long-term career path.
The aim of this Engineering Operative Apprenticeship is to give you an overall insight into Engineering. From workshop practical’s using basic hand tools to using a lathe and milling machines, pillar drills and spot welders; you will learn how to safetly use various machinery and equipment.
Engineering Operatives will work individually or as part of a team to carry out a range of engineering operations which could include:
Ensuring machines and equipment used are maintained and serviceable
Restoring components and systems to serviceable condition by repair and replacement
Operating a variety of machines
Assembling and repairing machine and press tools, dies, jigs, fixtures and other tools
Fabrication/installation of a wide variety of other sheet fabrications and equipment
Fabrication and assembly of metal parts joining techniques
Preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes
As a Engineering Operaitve Apprentice you will providing technical support including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning, and e-commerce technology as required.
The units covered on the course include:.
Engineering Environmental Awareness
This unit enables you to acquire the essential knowledge and understanding of the engineering environment in relation to the requirements of current legislation, working safely, personal development and the factors that influence the engineering industry.
This unit enables you to develop an awareness of the techniques employed in engineering to communicate, measure and the use of basic equipment.
Some areas it covers are as follows:
Understanding engineering drawingsand using diverse types of IT and ICT equipment.
Tool holding methods / drills / measuring devices / thread forms / thermal jointing applications.
Marking out techniques
Engineering Mathematics & Science Principles
This unit enables you to develop knowledge and understanding of the types of materials and their properties, fundamental numeracy and science applied to engineering practice.
Some areas this unit covers are as follows:
Material selection – why we use a particular material for a specific purpose?
State the different forms of supply of engineering materials.
Properties associated with basic engineering materials.
Transposition of formulae.
Electrical and Electronic Principles
This unit enables youto develop a basic knowledge of the construction and operations of direct and alternating current circuits and electromagnetic and electrostatic theory.
Some areas this unit covers are as follows:
Identify the basic components that make up an electric circuit.
Recognise primary and secondary cells in common use.
Calculating voltages, resistance and current using Ohms Law.
Construct simple resistive series and parallel circuits.
Employment Based Units – Conducted at your place of work
Complying with Statutory Regulations and Organisational Safety Requirements (*Mandatory).
Working Efficiently and Effectively in An Engineering Environment (*Mandatory).
Using and Communicating Technical Information (*Mandatory).
Conducting Business Improvement Activities.
Producing Engineering Project Plans.
Upon completion of this course, some of our previous learners have gone on to run successful businesses, others have gone abroad and combined work and travel, and some have relocated abroad permanently.
Once you have completed your course you will also be able to discuss the possibility of moving on to the Engineering Fitter Level 3 Apprenticeship with your employer.
You can discover all the opportunities available to you by exploring the full list of careers in the industry.
Students must have 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher including English and Maths, OR the ability to achieve alternative Functional skills at this level (for EHCP learners, entry requirement is Entry Level 3)
If you would like to enquire for this Apprenticeship, please click 'Enquire' in the top right, follow the steps, and our Apprenticeship Team will be in touch with you. Alternatively, you can explore our current vacancies on the 'Apprenticeship Vacancies' page and apply now.
If you are already employed then please contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01524 521483.
Course code: A35567-A1A