Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET)
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 the energy and utilities, nuclear, food and drink, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics industries and more.
To access EPA resources for our MOET apprenticeship standard click here.
The Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship has seven different pathways:
- 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, employers came together to set the standard for this role based on the required skills, knowledge and behaviours.
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Duration of the MOET apprenticeship
Typically, the apprenticeship takes anywhere between 36 to 42 months, depending on when the apprentice is ready for their end point assessment.
Independent assessors 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 and Ofqual recognised.
The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service (EUIAS) was established in response to a strong drive from employers in the energy and utility industries 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.
At the end of the process, apprentices will be competent to operate in your environment, having achieved 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.
Achievement in MOET means that the apprentice can apply for “Engineering Technician” (EngTech) registration with an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.
Are you an employer, training provider or institution that is already offering Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard level 3, or considering doing so?
We 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, we are approved to deliver end point assessment for over 10 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 fill out the form below and a member of our team will be in touch.