Maintenance - Intermediate Apprenticeship

The Maintenance Apprenticeship provides further skills development in maintaining mechanical devices and equipment and maintaining electrical/electronic systems.

Maintenance performs a vital role in keeping the engineering assets working. Through your intermediate apprenticeship you will learn to keep equipment
performance to a maximum, undertake preventative maintenance as well as diagnosis faults and undertaking repairs.

During the Apprenticeship you will develop valuable experience with an employer by undertaking a real job with real pay. Throughout the programme you will receive guidance and support from both your employer and a PETA mentor to ensure you gain all the skills, knowledge and experience to succeed in your chosen career.

Course Details

  • Location: On-the-job with some training in Havant
  • Duration: 13 months
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On completion of the Apprenticeship, you will acheive;

  • NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations – Level 2
  • Diploma in Engineering and Technology – Level 2 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities

Options following your Apprenticeship:

  • Your employer could support progression to the Advanced Apprenticeship
  • The Apprenticeship may turn into a permanent position
  • You could be offered a permanent position with an opportunity to undertake further specific work-related qualifications
  • With the experience gained, you may opt to find alternative employment
  • You might choose to continue your studies

Course Overview
NVQ in Performing Engineering Operations – Level 2
  • Mandatory units
    • Working safely in an engineering environment
    • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering
    • Using and communicating technical information
  • Optional Units
    • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
    • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
    • Maintaining electronic equipment/systems
Diploma in Engineering and Technology – Level 2
  • Mandatory units
    • Engineering environment awareness
    • Engineering techniques
    • Engineering principles
  • Optional Units
    • Electrical and electronic principles
    • Engineering maintenance safety practices
    • Engineering maintenance techniques
    • Understanding health and safety in an industrial environment
    • Understanding how to communicate in an industrial environment
    • Understanding working effectively in an industrial environment
    • Understanding working relationships in an industrial environment
    • Understanding rights and responsibilities in an industrial environment
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
  • Statutory rights and responsibilities
  • Procedures and documentation in your organisation
  • Source of information and advice
  • About your occupation and organisation
  • Occupations and career pathways
  • Representative bodies
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Creative thinking
  • Independent enquiry
  • Reflective learning
  • Effective participation
  • Self management
  • Team working

Functional Skills (if needed)
  • English
  • Maths


An Apprenticeship is all about learning on the job, there will be days where you attend our Engineering Training Centre located in Havant to undertake the taught aspects of the programme.

Additional Information

To start this programme you need to be aged 16 and over with 4 GCSEs at grade D or higher including Maths and English.

Course Dates

Apprenticeships are available throughout the year and are dependent upon finding a suitable employer.

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So, check out the current vacancies that PETA has to offer on our Apprenticeships job page.

This is an Intermediate Apprenticeship where the majority of the time is spent with an employer doing a real job.

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