Engineering Apprenticeship Standards | MOET End Point Assessment

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician

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Engineering Apprenticeship Standards Level 3

A Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard 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.

The EUIAS provides the robust end point assessment engineering technician apprenticeship standard.

Speak to a member of our team to find out how EUIAS can support your end point assessments.

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

We have produced a guide to help you decide if MOET is the right standard for you and your apprentice, which can be found here.


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.
Growing talent ensures sustainability so that your business has the people it needs now and in the future.

Why choose EUIAS?

Reduced Price

We are delighted to announce that EUIAS is now offering our Maintenance and Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) standard at a reduced price without compromising on our renowned service delivery.

First-time pass rate of 95%

Our extensive range of resources and amplified guidance that support apprentices in their study and revision for their End-point Assessment (EPA) has delivered a first-time pass rate of 95%. Compared to the Engineering and Manufacturing industry-standard pass rate of 78%.

Extensive range of resources

We offer an extensive range of resources and valuable content, including on-screen testing for all multiple-choice tests. This provides rapid results and detailed feedback reports to support your apprentice’s entire end-point assessment journey.

Learning from Experience meeting

EUIAS is constantly improving its service delivery. After each cohort has finished their end-point assessment, we will set up a ‘Learning from Experience’ meeting with the customer to discuss what went well and how we can enhance our service in the future.

Supporting engineering apprentices

As a specialist End-point Assessment Organisation for technical and safety-critical industries we are also able to provide EPA for other engineering apprenticeships including Lead Engineering Maintenance Technician and Engineering Operative.

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

Engineering apprenticeship standards assessments 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 engineering technician 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 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.

Next Steps

Achievement in MOET means that the apprentice can apply for “Engineering Technician” (EngTech) registration with an appropriate Professional Engineering Institution.


How we can help

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.