Course

Maintenance & Operations Engineering Technician Apprenticeship


Course overview

Maintenance and operations engineering technicians are responsible for maintaining the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in buildings across many disciplines, such as hospitals and office blocks.

JTL offer two different pathways for this apprenticeship:

An Electrical Technician will position, assemble, install and dismantle electrical plant and equipment, which will include motors, switchgear, cables & conductors, to agreed specifications carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on electrical plant and equipment. Replace, repair and/or remove components in electrical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition and diagnose and determine the cause of faults in electrical plant and equipment.

A Mechanical Technician will position, assemble, install and dismantle mechanical plant and equipment which will include pumps, valves, gearboxes, pipework, to agreed specifications, carry out planned, unplanned and preventative maintenance procedures on mechanical plant and equipment. Replace, repair and/or remove components in mechanical plant and equipment and ensure its return to operational condition and diagnose and determine the cause of faults in mechanical plant and equipment.

Course Facts


Course Length

Entry Requirements

Course Length


36 months.

Entry Requirements


Will need to achieve Level 2 English and Maths functional skills unless the equivalent GCSEs are already held. Apprentices will need to have achieved these before they take the end point assessment.

Delivery and Assessment

  • Delivered via day release over an academic calendar year, some regions may offer block release, you would need to check with your JTL Training Officer.
  • The End Point Assessment (EPA) is expected to take place in the final 3 months of the apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices must pass this to complete their apprenticeship and become a fully qualified technician.
  • The EPA consists of a knowledge assessment, a final observation of practical work and a technical interview underpinned by a logbook.
  • Grades of pass, merit and distinction are available.
  • More details can be found here – https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/maintenance-and-operations-engineering-technician-v1-1

Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to equality and diversity for all. We want to establish a culture of equality and diversity so that all applicants, apprentices, employers, sub-contractors and staff have the opportunity to work in and towards an environment that is non-discriminatory.

Equality and Diversity

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