Science industry maintenance technician
Contributing to the operation of science industry plant by installing, maintaining, testing and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment.
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 employers.
Candidates will usually have:
- grade C or above (or equivalent) in English and maths
- level 2 or above (or equivalent) in STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) subject
- What apprentices will learn
- working safely in a science industry environment
- quality procedures and requirements
- regulatory requirements
- problem solving techniques
- specialist equipment and engineering techniques
- routine and non-routine maintenance of equipment
- understanding and applying engineering drawings, specification diagrams and maintenance manuals
- engineering theories and how they apply to their role
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 be able to register as an engineering technician (EngTech) as defined by the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).