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FABRICATION MECHANICAL WELDING ENGINEERING SWARM REAGIT

Level 2 Engineering Operative

Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations within the the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.

The role covers a wide range of common and job specific skills sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors.

Engineering Operatives 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.

What is involved in the Level 2 Engineering Operative Standard

All apprentices taking part in the level 2 Engineering Operative Standard will spend 4 weeks at the Swarm REAGIT centre in Norwich. During these 20 days of intensive training, the apprentice will develop basic skills in:

  • Health and Safety and workshop behaviours,

  • Hand tools and traditional engineering technques,

  • Working with and understanding technical documentation.

The apprentice will then attend site 1 day per week for 16 weeks to complete the technical element of the apprenticeship.

Our tutors will attend site every 8-10 weeks for onsite observations, support and prepartion of the portfolio for the End Point Assesnt (EPA)

The pathways that the apprentice can follow are:

Option 1: Engineering Operatives working within a maintenance role (this role can cover either mechanical, electrical, electronic or fluid power work or a combination of them),

Option 2: Engineering operatives working within a mechanical manufacturing engineering role,

Option 3: Engineering operatives working within an electrical and electronic engineering role,

Option 4: Engineering operatives working within a fabrication role,

Option 5: Engineering operatives working within a materials, processing or finishing role,

Option 6: Engineering operatives working within a technical support role.

For full information on this standard, please refer to the IfATE website HERE

Level 2 Engineering Operative Standard

Status: Approved for delivery

Level: 2

Reference: ST0537

Version: 1.2

Date updated: 26/06/2023

Approved for delivery: 24 September 2018

Route: Engineering and manufacturing

Minimum duration to gateway : 12 months (this does not include EPA period)

Maximum funding: £7000

Options: Engineering Operatives Working Within a Maintenance Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within an Electrical & Electronic Engineering Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Fabrication Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Materials, Processing or Finishing Role, Engineering Operatives Working Within a Technical Support Role

LARS Code: 352

EQA Provider: Ofqual

Next steps

If you are an employer, send Louisa an email to get started 

If you want to become an apprentice and you want help in finding a role, then drop Sophie an email with a copy of your cv

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