Engineering Maintenance Apprenticeship Level 3

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This programme is designed to provide you with the skills, knowledge and competence required to work at operator, semi-skilled, craft or technician level.

Course Information

With this apprenticeship, you will work towards becoming a maintenance engineer. Maintenance engineers are in charge of fixing and preserving engineered systems in a wide range of environments. The exact job role itself will depend on the employer but you will be taught the skills and knowledge required to complete the job efficiently and safely. This role can be within a wide range of environments including warehouses, factories, retail premises and hospitals.

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Benefits / Skills

  • Using and interpreting engineering data
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
  • Handing over and confirming completion of maintenance activities
  • Understanding computer aided drafting for technicians
  • Understanding mathematics for engineering technicians
  • Understanding statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements

Entry Requirements

The employer will agree entry requirements for these apprenticeships and these will depend on the role that they are advertising. Please check that you meet all essential criteria before applying for a position, you can find the details of these on the full vacancy description (links below). If you are unsure about this please contact the Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0113 284 6464.

Career Progression

Maintenance Engineering Apprentice

As a maintenance engineering apprentice you will gain knowledge of reactive maintenance of CNC laser cutters. In addition, you will learn about the planned maintenance of press brakes and will deal with a wide range of mechanical, electrical, hydraulic and pneumatic problems.

Electrical Maintenance Apprentice

As an electrical maintenance apprentice you will provide technical engineering support for the department. In addition, you will carry out preventive maintenance by allocated deadlines.

Below are some Leeds City College apprenticeships you could potentially progress on to once you have completed this programme:

  • Advanced Manufacturing Apprenticeship Level 4
  • Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Level 3
  • Associate Project Manager Apprenticeship Level 4
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    Course Details

    Study Type

    Full time

    Course Code

    56409-01

    Course Facts

    History

    The average salary for a qualified maintenance engineer is £37,500.

    Extra Curriculum

    92.7% of apprentices who used our recruitment service would recommend it to a friend.

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    97.7% of our apprentices found our staff enthusiastic, knowledgeable and able to answer all relevant questions.

    Course FAQs

    Is engineering a stressful environment to work?

    Roles within engineering can tend to require constant effort and can be highly demanding for their employees as you are consistently dealing with complex data throughout the day. However, you will receive full training on how to prioritise tasks and strategies to minimise stress levels. Employers will also be aware that you are a trainee and will not throw you in at the deep end.

    What do people enjoy most about being an apprentice?

    The most enjoyable aspect for most of our apprentices is the work experience they gain while on the programme. For those used to theory-based lessons, they find it refreshing that the majority of the apprenticeship is practical training. They also like the fact that they are being paid for learning new skills!

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