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Engineering Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship

Engineering Operatives are predominantly involved in engineering operations which are key to the success of the Manufacturing and Engineering sector.
12 to 18 months
Greater Manchester SkillCentre, Trafford Park

Typical job roles include:

  • Servicing and Maintenance Operative
  • Machine Setter/Operative
  • Mechanical Engineering Operative
  • Fabricator
  • Engineering Fitter
  • Multi-disciplined Engineering Operative
  • Materials, Processing and Finishing Operative
  • Technical Support Operative

When does the course start?

You can start this apprenticeship at any time. 

What does the course cover?

On this apprenticeship, you will learn the following core skills and knowledge:

Knowledge: An Engineering Operative will understand:

  • How to obtain the necessary job instructions, engineering drawings and specifications and how to interpret them
  • Relevant statutory, quality, environmental compliance procedures/systems, organisational and health and safety regulations relating to engineering operations
  • Their individual roles and responsibilities within the organisation and the flexibility required to support the achievement of company targets
  • Engineering operational practices, processes and procedures
  • Potential problems that can occur within the engineering operations and how they can be avoided

Skills: An Engineering Operative will be able to:

  • Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, environmental compliance procedures and systems and other relevant guidelines
  • Identify and deal appropriately with any risks, hazards, hazardous situations and problems that may occur within the engineering environment within the limits of their responsibility
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills which include oral, written, electronic
  • Complete appropriate documentation accurately, efficiently and legibly using the correct terminology where required
  • Obtain and follow the correct documentation, specifications and work instructions in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the engineering activities, extracting the necessary data/information from specification and related documentation
  • Select and use appropriate tools, equipment and materials to carry out the engineering operation
  • Deal appropriately with any problems that may occur within the manufacturing environment within the limits of their responsibility
  • Work efficiently and effectively at all times maintaining workplace organisation and minimising waste

In addition to the core knowledge and skills, all Engineering Operatives must complete one job role option, your Skills Development Tutor will discuss these with you.

What will I achieve?

On successful completion, you will achieve an Engineering Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship.

All apprentices must complete the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering Operations (knowledge)


What are the entry requirements?

You must have a GCSE grade A*-C or 4-9 in GCSE maths and English.

Where will I study?

You will attend the GM SkillCentre 1 day per week and a Skills Development Tutor will visit you at your workplace every 4 to 6 weeks.

How much does the course cost?

There is no fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.

T. 0161 876 3300