Record number of apprenticeships to go down engineering route

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Fifty nine apprenticeship standards in engineering and manufacturing will be reviewed by the Institute for Apprenticeships

and Technical Education in its largest ever route review. Recommendations from this, the fifth such review, will be published in the winter of 2020/21; and there will be a public consultation running for 12 weeks from today until 8 January for employers, apprentices, providers and anyone with an interest in these apprenticeships to have their say.

Standards under review include aerospace engineer, furniture manufacturer and rail engineering operative. The institute’s chief executive Gerry Berragan said: “These sectors have a huge pool of apprentices and rely on them to develop the quality skills needed.

“This review will help provide employers with the right apprenticeships needed with the right quality.”

Dr Graham Honeyman CBE, route panel chair for the engineering and manufacturing sector, said: “It is vital we make sure apprenticeships are fit for businesses looking to develop young talent, which is why I would like to urge as many people as possible to take part in this consultation and support the vital review.” The very first standards route review was a year ago, and led to 12 standards in the digital sector being cut down to nine.

Two more reviews into creative and design and hair and beauty standards were launched during summer and are ongoing. A fourth review, into agriculture, environment and animal care, was launched a week ago.

The full list of standards covered by this latest review is below, grouped by pathway:

Engineering Design and Development Pathway

ST0010 – Aerospace Engineer
ST0151 – Embedded Electronic Systems Design and Development Engineer
ST0164 – Engineering Design and Draughtsperson
ST0456 – Postgraduate Engineer
ST0153 – Power Engineer
ST0027 – Product Design and Development Engineer
Engineering, Manufacturing and Process Control Pathway

ST0393 – Advanced Dairy Technologist
ST0059 – Boat Builder
ST0094 – Composites Technician
ST0023 – Control/ Technical Support Engineer
ST0024 – Electrical/ Electronic Technical Support Engineer
ST0475 – Electrical Power Networks Engineer
ST0457 – Engineering Technician
ST0199 – Food and Drink Process Operator
ST0196 – Food and Drink Advanced Process Operator
ST0203 – Furniture Manufacturer
ST0349 – General Welder (Arc Process)
ST0420 – Lean Manufacturing Operative
ST0025 – Manufacturing Engineer
ST0144 – Mineral Processing Mobile and Static Plant Operator
ST0369 – Non-Destructive Testing Engineer
ST0288 – Non-Destructive Testing Engineering Technician
ST0358 – Non-Destructive Testing Operator
ST0290 – Nuclear Health Physics Monitor
ST0289 – Nuclear Scientist and Nuclear Engineer
ST0291 – Nuclear Operative
ST0380 – Nuclear Technician
ST0292 – Nuclear Welding Inspection Technician
ST0296 – Papermaker
ST0309 – Print Technician
ST0407 – Process Automation Engineer
ST0163 – Project Controls Technician
ST0250 – Science Manufacturing Technician
ST0422 – Science Manufacturing Process Operative
ST0604 – Textile Care Operative
ST0458 – Textile Manufacturing Operative
Maintenance, Installation and Repair Pathway

ST0352 – Accident Repair Technician
ST0019 – Aircraft Maintenance Certifying Technician/ Engineer
ST0014 – Aviation Maintenance Mechanic (Military)
ST0067 – Bus and Coach Engineering Technician
ST0157 – Electrical Power Protection and Plant Commissioning Eng
ST0195 – Food and Drink Maintenance Engineer
ST0068 – Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician
ST0528 – High Speed Rail and Infrastructure Technician
ST0154 – Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician
ST0156 – Power Network Craftsperson
ST0495 – Rail and Rail Systems Engineer
ST0497 – Rail and Rail Systems Principal Engineer
ST0496 – Rail and Rail Systems Senior Engineer
ST0316 – Rail Engineering Advanced Technician
ST0318 – Rail Engineering Technician
ST0317 – Rail Engineering Operative
ST0322 – Refrigeration Air Conditioning and Heat Pump Engineering Tech
ST0066 – Road Transport Engineering Manager
ST0249 – Science Industry Maintenance Technician
ST0498 – Specialist Tyre Operative
ST0015 – Survival Equipment Fitter (Military)
ST0159 – Utilities Engineering Technician
ST0160 – Water Process Technician





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