Electrical Maintenance : Engineering Apprenticeship

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies

What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Engineering: Electrical Maintenance Apprenticeship
Code Electrical Maintenance
Qualification Type Apprenticeship
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

A 3 year Electrical apprenticeship programme

Maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries that are part of the national infrastructure engineering sector, such as electricity generating, oil and gas refining and pharmaceuticals

Details

Electrical engineers will maintain the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in engineering and manufacturing industries that are part of or have activities that are part of the broader Electrical Engineering Sector.

Electrical Technicians will work on various types of plant and equipment commonly found throughout the Engineering Industry sectors and the Technicians can be expected to migrate through these sectors during the course of their careers. 

These Technicians will undertake installation, testing, servicing, removal, replacement, maintenance and repair of a range of equipment, sometimes complex, as part of planned preventative and reactive maintenance programmes. They may also undertake decommissioning activities when plant is being removed from service.

They will be responsible for the quality of their own work, possibly others’ and ensuring the work is completed safely, meets stakeholder quality, time and budget requirements, whilst maintaining the efficient running of plant and equipment.

Core responsibilities: 

  • Position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical plant and equipment, which will include motors, switchgear, cables & conductors, to agreed specifications
  • Carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on electrical plant and equipment.
  • Replace, repair and/or remove components in electrical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition.
  • Diagnose and determine the cause of faults in electrical plant and equipment

How will it be delivered?

During the first year of a HETA apprenticeship, learners will be based at the HETA training centre. The first 8 months, learners will undertake a multi-skilled engineering programme including Mechanical and Electrical engineering. The last 3 months will consist of undertaking specialised training in Electrical engineering.

  • 4 days a week in a practical workshop
  • 1 day a week in a classroom based environment underpinning knowledge to complete a Level 3 qualification.

In years 2 and 3, apprentices will spend the remainder of their time of the HETA programme at their sponsored company. During this time, apprentices will be assessed via:

  • Portfolio work based assessments 
  • Engineering Assessor to review apprentices progression in sponsored company (help with support and mentoring)
  • End Point Assessments (final assessment for an apprentice to ensure that they can do the job they have been training for- Skills, Knowledge and Behaviour)

Entry requirements

HETA's entry requirements are a minimum of 4 GCSES- Grades 5-9 (or A*-C) in:

  • Maths
  • English
  • Science
  • Additional GCSE

Your next steps...

As well as Level 3 qualifications, HETA also offer a two year Higher National Certificate (Level 4) and a one year Higher National Diploma (Level 5). Learners may have the opportunity to enrol on the following programmes within the second year of their apprenticeship programme. HNC’s and HND’s are a great route to moving on to higher-level qualifications; you can do extra studies working with our university partners to top up the HND into a full degree.


Completing Higher level qualifications like HNC’s and HND’s give you great opportunities in your career. Not only are you more competent but also gives you a stepping stone into senior and management roles.