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Utilities Engineering Technicians apprenticeship

Utilities Engineering Technicians perform reactive and routine maintenance on equipment to ensure safe and efficient running of the sites, supporting other disciplines as necessary.

There are three main roles within the apprenticeship:

  • Electrical
  • Mechanical
  • Instrumentation Control & Automation (ICA)

Please see below for our full programme overview for the Utilities Engineering Technician apprenticeship.

Core requirements (all roles): Knowledge

  • Relevant health, safety & environmental standards and regulations.
  • Maintenance practices, processes and procedures covering a range of waste and water systems, plant and equipment.
  • Relevant theory and principles underpinning the design and function of electro-mechanical and instrumentation systems and equipment.
  • Principles and processes underpinning the location, diagnosis and rectification of faults.

Core requirements (all roles): Skills

  • Inspections.
  • Condition monitoring and reporting.
  • Compliance with health, safety & environmental working practices and regulations.
  • Location, diagnosis and fixing of faults on plant & equipment.
  • Maintenance of a variety of waste and water systems.
  • Operation of workshop machinery to create, repair or modify components and apparatus.
  • Effective communication.
  • Understanding of computer data and displays.
  • Working to technical specifications.
  • Safe working practices.
  • Safe isolation of equipment.
  • Driving vehicles equipped with tools and materials to job sites.
  • Installation, maintenance, replacement and commissioning of equipment and components.
  • Diagnostic testing procedures.


Typically 18 months.

Link to profesional registration

Registration with Gas Safe® Register for four appliances. In achieving a pass or a distinction in this apprenticeship, the successful apprentice will be eligible to apply for membership with the Institution of Gas Engineers & Managers (IGEM) professional registration as an Engineering Technician (EngTech).

Level: 3

Standards/Framework: Standards

Funding band: £27,000

Maths/English level required: 2

End point assessment:

  1. Portfolio 70%
  2. Knowledge Assessment 30%