The broad purpose of the occupation is to produce complex high value, low volume components or assemblies in full or part, using machines, equipment or systems, to the required specification.
On completion of the task, a fitter will hand over the product and prepare the work area for the next task by checking equipment meets the standards required to operate.
An employee in this occupation will be responsible for completion of their work to the required specification and deadlines, in line with quality, health & safety and environmental regulations and requirements, with minimum supervision.
Individual employers will set the selection criteria for their apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 minimum or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.
36 – 48 months
Qualifications and Studies
After a period of foundation skills and technical knowledge development, all apprentices will be required to achieve the following qualifications:
- Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)
- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
- Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)
End Point Assessment
When an Employer believes an apprentice is ready for this stage, the apprentice is put forward for the end point assessment. This includes:
End Point Assessment Elements
- Multiple Choice Test
- Professional Discussion
End Point Assessment Grading