An Apprenticeship is a combination of Academy based learning and workplace skills development. At the LEMA Academy apprentices are taught in both workshops and classroom environments giving them the skills and competencies to achieve advanced engineering and manufacturing skills. The engineering standards reflect an employers’ requirements for the skills, knowledge and behaviours expected from someone to be competent in the job role.

A LEMA Apprentice will undertake the Engineering Technician Standard (ST0457) which is made up of three pathways:


Machinist pathway

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Mechatronics Maintenance Technician pathway

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Technical Support Technician pathway

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Core Occupational Profile

Engineering Technicians in the Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Sector are predominantly involved in highly skilled, complex work and must, as a minimum be able to:

  • Apply safe systems of working
  • Make a technical contribution to either the design, development, quality assurance, manufacture, installation, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, systems, processes or services
  • Apply proven techniques and procedures to solve engineering/manufacturing problems
  • Demonstrate effective interpersonal skills in communicating both technical and non-technical information
  • Have a commitment to continued professional development

Ready to develop the next generation of engineering and manufacturing professionals?

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