Mechatronics maintenance technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding safety, quality, delivery and cost within high value manufacturing environments. Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities include installation, testing, fault finding and the on-going planned maintenance of complex automated equipment.


Year 1

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • General welding applications
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining fluid power equipment
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment and circuits
  • Maintaining electrical equipment / systems
  • Wiring and testing programmable controller based systems
  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Mathematics for engineering technicians

Year 2

  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Preparing and using industrial robots
  • Communications for engineering technicians
  • Mechanical principles of engineering systems
  • Electro, pneumatic and hydraulic systems and devices
  • Electrical and electronic principles

Year 3

  • Further engineering mathematics
  • Selecting and using programmable controllers
  • Monitoring and fault diagnosis of engineering systems
  • Industrial robot technology
  • Engineering project

Further units dependent on employer choice.


The duration of this apprenticeship is approximately 36 months.

Location and study format:

The course will be held at procat basildon campus and studied on a mixture of block and day release.

Entry requirements:

GCSE grades 5 (or c) in maths and english.


The apprenticeship standard is at level 3.

Please note, this standard is part of an overall standard covering a number of job roles. The holding standard can be found here: Engineering Technician


Level 2 diploma in advanced manufacturing engineering

Level 3 diploma in advanced manufacturing engineering

Level 3 advanced manufacturing engineering

Professional registration:

Completion of this apprenticeship standard will be recognised by the relevant professional institutions as the evidence required for engineering technician registration (engtech) through a professional review.


It is possible to progress onto a higher apprenticeship or hnc in mechanical, electrical or electronic systems engineering on completion of this apprenticeship.

Funding band:

This apprenticeship is in funding band 14 with a funding cap of £27,000.

For more information on how apprenticeship funding works for your organisation, click here.


Apprenticeship standard for a
mechatronics maintenance technician

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Assessment plan for a mechatronics
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