Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector allowing employers to grow their business while developing a work force with the relevant skills and knowledge to enhance the sustain the sector.
Operatives 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 equipmentand; 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 you'll learn
For those aspiring to become professional engineers, supervisors or managers, this programme has been developed to give you the skills and expertise needed to enter employment in the mechanical/electrical engineering sector or to progress to higher education.
You will study core units covering engineering working practices, using engineering information, maths for technicians, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering purposes. You also have the chance to specialise in additional areas and develop your English, maths and ICT skills, which are essential for successful performance in working life.
How you'll learn and be assessed
Your learning will involve a combination of theory and principles with hands-on experience within real work situations.
You will learn from experienced staff and develop your skills in a creative and enjoyable way. You will study core units covering engineering working practices, using engineering information, Maths for technicians, and electrical and mechanical science for engineering purposes.
You also have the chance to specialise in additional areas and develop your English, maths and ICT skills, which are essential for successful performance in working life.
Formal assessment is through assignments, projects, presentations and practical assessments, which are set at regular intervals.
The BTEC Level 2 Diploma is equivalent to four GCSEs at Grades A*-C and will help you explore a range of careers within the engineering industry.
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.
Individual employers will set a selection criteria for the apprenticeships.
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
Impartial careers advisors
A college nurse
Free counselling service