Engineering and Manufacturing Apprenticeships

Improving Operational Performance

Improving Operational Performance

Posted: 10th Jan, 2019

Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing

This course is for young people who want to develop skills that will enable them to pursue a career within an engineering/manufacturing environment.

The Apprentice will work with others to achieve business objectives through:

  • Understanding how to plan and organise work activities in a manufacturing environment
  • Understanding how to lift and handle materials safely
  • Understanding the principles of testing and inspection
  • Understanding the fundamentals of using computer controlled equipment

2 pathways are available:

  • Performing Engineering Operations
  • Performing Manufacturing Operations

What's Involved

The apprentice will complete a portfolio of evidence through a blended learning model which includes:

Knowledge based – Level 2 Award in Industrial Environmental Awareness:

This qualification provides the knowledge required for employment and career progression within the manufacturing sector.

Competence based – Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations:

This qualification provides the opportunity to demonstrate practical skills, knowledge and understanding reflecting the competencies recognised as the benchmark for qualified manufacturing industry operatives.

Employment Rights and Responsibilities & Personal Learning and Thinking Skills:

This ensures apprentices feel confident with their rights and responsibilities in a working environment and supports the learner to explore different ways of tackling problems including working with others to find imaginative solutions and outcomes that are of value.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.

Delivery

Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions on a day release (or block release) basis, work-based learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development along with the industry skills selected however the course is targeted for completion within 15 to 18 months.

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Progression

Avenues of progression include:

  • Progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering or the Advanced Diploma in Manufacturing
  • Opportunities for career progression with further training into specialist engineering/manufacturing job roles or team leadership

Costs

Funding levels are variable. To discuss what your funding options are and what apprenticeship contribution you may have to give, please contact us on 01743 454810.

Apprenticeship wages are paid by the employer. They should reflect that the apprentice is in training and must meet the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. For apprentices over the age of 19, their wages must meet the National Minimum Wage for their age group after their first year as an apprentice (if the programme is longer than 12 months).

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