CEA promotes new land-based engineering apprenticeship standards

THE Construction Equipment Association (CEA) has been involved in the development of two land-based engineering apprenticeship standards.

The trade body has been working with the Land-based Training and Education Committee (LETEC), with the resulting two standards being approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships – Land-based Service Engineer (Level 2) and Land-based Service Engineering Technician (Level 3).

Service engineer apprentices (Level 2) will learn to work to solve problems using a combination of scientific, technical and engineering knowledge, the CEA explained. The apprentices will typically work on the employer’s premises and on their own initiative, when it is safe to do so.

Technician apprentices (Level 3) will learn how to diagnose and repair more complex faults. They will work typically on their own initiative in a customer-facing role.

Philip Burgess, of the CEA’s skills advisory panel said, “With these new apprenticeships being introduced by several training providers across England, the CEA’s attention now switches to their promotion to CEA member companies and their employees.

“To this end we are planning with key partners representing the land-based engineering industry, a coming together with colleges and training providers, two regional (north and south) ‘what’s it all about’ seminars where employers and dealerships can find out more about these apprenticeships as well as the workings of the new apprenticeship levy.”

Philip added, “In essence, both apprenticeship standards deal with the maintenance and repair of a range of mechanised equipment used across the different pathways within the land-based engineering industry.”