Eligibility and Employer Requirements
Please only apply for this course if you already have a suitable employer to support you throughout your Apprenticeship. If you do not currently have an employer, you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies by visiting Peterborough College Apprenticeship Vacancies.
Are You a Good Fit for this Apprenticeship?
Do you enjoy solving problems in order to fix things? Have you got a talent for keeping things working smoothly? If so, this Apprenticeship may be the perfect fit for you.
About the Role
Mechatronics Maintenance Technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost within High-Value Manufacturing environments. The work covers a broad range of activities, including installation, testing, fault finding, and ongoing planned maintenance of complex automated equipment.
Responsibilities and Pathways
As an Apprentice, you will be responsible for the quality of your own work, possibly others’, and must ensure that work is completed safely while meeting stakeholder quality, time, and budget requirements. You will also maintain the efficient running of plant and equipment.
From Year 2, you can choose between two separate pathways: Electro/Mechanical Bias or Electrical Bias, depending on your role and desired specialist outcome. Other specialist pathways, including Machinist, Product Design and Development Technician, and more are available at Peterborough Regional College.
This pathway is also similar to the Level 3 Food and Drink Maintenance Apprenticeship Standard also available at Peterborough Regional College. You can find more information here.
You can apply for an Apprenticeship if you are living in England, over 16, and not in full-time education. You must be in paid employment for the duration of your Apprenticeship and cannot be self-employed or a volunteer. Employers must pay you at least the minimum Apprenticeship wage for a minimum of 30 hours a week.