Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service work with British Steel to provide end-point assessment for apprenticeship standard Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service work with British Steel to provide end-point assessment for apprenticeship standard Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS) recently announced that they would be extending their services to provide end-point assessment to other industries adjacent to the energy and utilities sector.

The Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) apprenticeship standard is a key standard developed to train apprentices in seven different occupational roles which require maintenance skills within safety critical work areas. These pathways range from mechanical and electrical to plant operation, wind turbine, control and instrumentation to ensure that our industries have a skilled, productive and resilient workforce.

The EUIAS has been appointed by British Steel to provide end-point assessment for their Plant Operations apprentices. The end-point assessment will comprise of three elements: a knowledge assessment, practical observation and technical interview. These stages have been specifically formulated to thoroughly test an individual’s competence in the job they have trained to do. Not only that, but this also ensures a robust growth of talent to ensure sustainability – so that businesses have the people they need now and in the future.

The first apprentices for British Steel are expected to enter end-point assessment in January 2019; a key landmark for both British Steel and the Energy and Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS). North Lindsey College have been the training provider during the on-programme phase of learning.

The end-point assessment will be conducted by independent occupationally competent Technical Experts selected from the EUIAS Independent Technical Expert Network (ITEN). The Technical Experts will receive training specific to the MOET end-point assessment procedures.

The EUIAS have been working closely with British Steel in the build up to this important phase of the apprentices’ journey.

Technical Training Delivery Manager for British Steel, Andrew Stagg stated, “As a business we are looking forward to working with EUIAS to ensure the apprentices have achieved the apprenticeship standard, the pilot trials were really positive and we are confident this will help us support our business needs in training people to a high standard.”

The MOET Chief Examiner, Neil Armstrong said, “EPA is a very important point in the apprentice’s journey. Our end-point assessment tools have been carefully designed and piloted to ensure assessment reliability and validity.”

To find out more about the MOET apprenticeship standard and EUIAS click here