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Engineering Operative Level 2

Details of standard

Occupational profile

Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector.

Engineering Operatives will have clear reporting lines with anything outside their role and responsibility. They 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, dealing with breakdowns, restoring components and systems to serviceable condition by repair and replacement; operating a variety of machines (CNC or Conventional); 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 and; fabrication and assembly of metal parts joining techniques; preparing materials and equipment for engineering processes, providing technical support including communications software, test tools, performance, capacity planning, and e-commerce technology as required. Engineering Operatives must comply with statutory regulations and organisation safety requirements including any environmental compliance procedures and systems


The apprenticeship will typically take 12 – 18 months to complete


This apprenticeship standard is at Level 2.

Mandatory Qualifications

Apprentices will be required to have or achieve level 1 English and Maths and to have taken level 2 English and Maths tests prior to completion of their Apprenticeship.

The Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (skills) and Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering Operations (knowledge) is designed to support both on-the-job and off-the- job training and development for apprentices undertaking this standard.

Career progression

Progression route on Engineering Fitter Level 3.

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