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Food and drink maintenance engineer

Maintaining machinery and equipment in the food and drinks industry, finding and resolving faults, to optimise production levels.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard

Level

3 (equivalent to A levels at grades A to E)

Typical length
36 months
Current funding band
Up to £27,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have 4 GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent), including maths, English and a science.

What apprentices will learn
  • food processing and manufacturing methods
  • routine mechanical maintenance and producing replacement parts, using manual and machine processes
  • welding stainless steel and other materials used in food production equipment
  • regulatory requirements
  • materials science, including the key features of raw materials and how they are used in food production
  • principles of electrical systems
  • utilities, including energy management and pollution control
  • for apprentices specialising as multi-skilled maintenance engineers: instrumentation and process control systems, electrical maintenance and maintenance of programmable control systems
Qualifications

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will satisfy the requirements for professional registration as an engineering technician (Eng Tech) as defined by the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).

Documents

End Point Assessment

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Organisation Phone Number Email
Occupational Awards Limited 01235 432 032