On an electrical or electronic technical support engineer apprenticeship course, you’ll support the manufacturing of new products by bringing the product to life and resolving manufacturing problems.
Electrical/electronic technical support engineers work on product design, development, and assembly. In addition, you’ll be working closely with other engineers, suppliers, and management to bring the concept to life and handle production issues.
Working with high-tech equipment, creating electrical or electronic designs using computer-aided design software, wiring and testing electrical equipment, and developing and testing electronic circuits are all potential duties.
After completing the electrical/electronic technical support engineer apprenticeship, you will get a degree in engineering.
What you’ll learn
On an electrical or electronic technical support engineer apprenticeship course, you’ll learn to:
- Fulfil regulatory requirements as well as stringent organisational safety standards.
- Create electrical or electronic designs using a computer-aided design (CAD) system.
- Prepare and use lathes, milling machines, and other general or specialised gear, as well as high-tech equipment.
- Wire and test electrical equipment and electronic circuit construction and testing.
You’ll usually need:
- Five GCSEs, including maths, English and a STEM subject, and A-levels in maths and a STEM subject; or an engineering BTEC at level 3.
- Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before taking the end-point assessment.
The End Point Assessment consists of two distinct assessment methods:
- Case Studies Presentation
- Occupational Professional Discussion
Duration, level, subjects and potential salary upon completion
- Duration: 60 months
Level: 6 – Degree Apprenticeship
- Relevant school subjects: Science, maths
- Potential salary upon completion: £30,000 per annum
More information about the Level 6 Electrical or Electronic Technical Support Engineer Apprenticeship standard can be found here.
Apprenticeship end point assessment
For more information about the End Point Assessment Process, please read the Institute of Apprenticeships’ information page.