Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET)

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET)

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Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) – Apprenticeship standard level 3

A Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician maintains the safety, integrity and effective operation of plant and equipment in industries including energy and utilities, nuclear, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and more.

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The MOET apprenticeship is applicable across various industries with a flexible option to serve seven different roles:

  • Electrical Technicians
  • Mechanical Technicians
  • Control & Instrumentation Technicians
  • Wind Turbine Technicians
  • Electrical System and Process Control Technicians
  • Electromechanical Technicians
  • Plant Operations Technicians


Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician is an essential role across many different industries therefore employers have come together to set the standard for this role based on desired skills, knowledge and behaviours.

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Typically, the apprenticeship takes anywhere between 36 to 42 months, depending on when the apprentice is ready for their assessment.


Independent technical experts from your industry will confirm whether the apprentice has achieved the standard or not (awarding a fail, pass, merit or distinction). The end point assessment consists of three elements:

  • Knowledge test
  • Practical observation
  • Technical interview

Independent Assessment Service

Assessment must be undertaken by an independent end point assessment organisation that is on the Register of End Point Assessment Organisations.

The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS) is an employer-led assessment service. The EUIAS has been established in response to a strong drive from employers and from government as part of apprenticeship policy to ensure end point assessment is robust, rigorous and meets the needs of industry. To find out more about EUIAS and how we can help you contact us here.

The Outcome

At the end of the process, apprentices will be competent to operate in your environment, having gained the following:

  • Practical experience of the operation and maintenance of appropriate plant and equipment, during fault and normal working activities.
  • Operational understanding of industry health, safety and environmental working practices and regulations
  • Knowledge about relevant engineering theories and principles relative to their occupation

Next Steps

Achievement in MOET means that the apprentice will be eligible to apply for registration as Engineering Technician (EngTech) by an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.

Download Brochure 

To download the Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) brochure, including a list of who the standard is supported by, click here.

How we can help

Are you an organisation, training provider or institution that is already offering Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) apprenticeship standard level 3, or considering doing so?

The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service can help you deliver the standard by providing your end-point assessments. End-point assessment allows an apprentice to demonstrate the required knowledge, skills and behaviours, to complete and achieve their apprenticeship. With a wealth of experience, the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service is approved to deliver end-point assessment for 12 apprenticeship standards across various sectors and schemes, catering to a variety of roles.

To find out how the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service can support end-point assessment of your apprentices, please contact us on You can also call us on 0121 713 8310 or complete our online enquiry form.