This apprenticeship focuses on training apprentices to operate effectively in a manufacturing environment. It is suitable for people working in roles such as assembly of electrical and electronic products, vehicles, aerospace, marine, metal goods and production of moulded products. Other roles include receiving and checking raw materials and sub assemblies, inspection, test and quality control.
- Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
- Promoting effective working relationships OR
- Contribute to effective team working
Learners and employers can choose from a variety of optional units to make up the remaining credits for the qualification.
The apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of training, guidance, support, self-study and activities in the workplace. The NVQ will be assessed using varied methods depending on learning style. Technical knowledge and functionality will be assessed through internal and external testing.
There are no formal entry requirements.
The engineering industry is very varied offering a range of career options depending on your strengths and interests.
These apprenticeships offer opportunities for progression. A Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations can provide the foundation to progress on to a number of different Level 3 advanced apprenticeships. Following an advanced apprenticeship it may be possible to complete a higher apprenticeship or enter higher education to complete a foundation degree.
Some people may decide to move to a more managerial role, at which point a team leader or general management qualification may be appropriate, while others may choose to specialise and become an expert in a specific skill area, such as tooling or design.
There are also opportunities in Business Improvement Techniques for people who are interested in efficiency and lean manufacturing.
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