Record number of apprenticeships to be probed in engineering route review

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