Utilities engineering technician

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  • Current Funding Band: £27,000

Carrying out reactive and routine maintenance on equipment to ensure safety and efficiency.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard



Typical length

48 months

Entry requirements

Candidates will usually have at least 3 GCSEs at grades A to C (or equivalent), including maths and English. For apprentices to specialise in electrical engineering or instrumentation control and automation, a GCSE grade B or above (or equivalent) in maths is desirable.

Current funding band



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What apprentices will learn

  • maintenance practices, processes and procedures in waste and water systems, plant and equipment
  • theories and principles that underpin the design and function of electro-mechanical and instrumentation systems and equipment
  • installing, maintaining, replacing and commissioning equipment and parts
  • identifying, diagnosing and correcting faults
  • planned, reactive and predictive maintenance processes
  • using specialist equipment to create, repair and modify parts and apparatus
  • reading, understanding and interpreting computer data and displays
  • other skills related to one of the following specialisms: electrical, mechanical, instrumentation control and automation


Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must achieve level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C).

Professional registration

Successful apprentices will be eligible for engineering technician (Eng Tech) (or equivalent) professional registration.

End-Point Assessment

More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.

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