Standard Engineering Fitter Apprenticeship

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification.

  • Level

    Level 3

  • Type

    Other

  • Study Mode

    Part-time

  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Offsite Guildford

  • Pathway

    Engineering

The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification. For example, turbines, cranes, gearboxes, production lines, rigs and platforms.

Fitters may typically have a mechanical, electrical, electronic, control systems, pipe fitting or instrumentation bias or operate across multiple disciplines depending on the type of assembly.

To produce or re-furbish the components fitters will interpret drawings/specifications and plan their work, for example ensuring they have the right tools, equipment and resources to complete the task to the required specification. Fitters are required to check their work against quality standards and make adjustments as required based on their knowledge. On completion of the task a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate. They may be based in a workshop or clients premises – this may include hazardous environments.

A variety of practical and theory subjects related to Engineering and supporting the development of knoweldge, skills and behaviours linked to the role of an Engineering Fitter.

You will be required to attend college two days a week at College in Year 1. In years 2 and 3, this will decrease to one day.

You will be assessed through modular units, course assessments and assignments.

An engineering apprenticeship can lead to a rewarding career in a variety of roles in the engineering industry. You may choose to progress with your employer, change jobs or study a higher-level apprenticeship.

You are required to have achieved four GCSEs at Grade 4 (C) or equivalent.

As an engineering apprentice with Activate Apprenticeships, you will have access to the following facilities at Activate Learning colleges:

Libraries and learning environments

Ability to borrow books and laptops
Digital resources and programmes
A student card – allowing you to take advantage of student discounts
Can apply for an Apprentice extra Totum Card
Advice and support services for apprentices includes:

Advice and Admissions

Learning Support
Student Support
Impartial careers advisors
1:1 support
A college nurse
Free counselling service

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