Engineering Operative Level 2


Gain common and specific skills across the manufacturing and engineering sector

Who is it for?

Engineering Operatives are key to the success of manufacturing industries, allowing employers to grow their business whilst developing a workforce with the relevant skills and knowledge.

You need to be aged 16 and over with 3 GCSEs at Grades A-D or 9-3 including Maths and English.

What will I learn?

Whilst undertaking this apprenticeship you will gain a wealth of knowledge and skills undertaking a key role within your company. In addition you will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
  • English Functional Skills Level 1 (if required)
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1 (if required)

When can I start?

Right now! Our apprenticeships team work with local employers to make apprenticeships. New vacancies are added to the PETA website and it’s really easy to apply - so why wait?

Course Overview


  • Obtain the necessary job instructions, engineering drawings or specifications and how to interpret them
  • Comply with relevant statutory, quality, environmental procedures/systems
  • Understand organisational and health and safety regulations relating to engineering operations
  • Commercial considerations and their role/responsibilities within the business, how this impacts and supports company targets
  • Engineering operational practices, processes and procedures
  • Identify potential problems within engineering operations and how they can be avoided


  • Working safely at all times and comply with health and safety legislation, regulations, environmental procedures and other relevant guidelines
  • Identifying and dealing with any risks, hazards, hazardous situations and problems that may occur in the engineering environment, within the limits of their responsibility
  • Demonstrating effective communication skills which include oral, written and electronic
  • Completing the appropriate documentation accurately, efficiently and legibly using the correct terminology, where required
  • Extracting the correct data/information from documentation, specifications and work instructions in accordance with time constraints and the roles and responsibilities identified for the engineering activities
  • Selecting and using appropriate tools, equipment and materials to carry out the engineering operation
  • Dealing appropriately with any problems that may occur within the manufacturing environment, within the limits of responsibility
  • Working efficiently and effectively at all times, maintaining workplace organisation and minimising waste


  • Works effectively as part of a team
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills
  • Focus on quality management and problem solving
  • Continuous personal development
Additional Information

During your apprenticeship you will receive:

  • An induction to the programme to make you feel welcome and to help you understand how the apprenticeship works
  • Day release training at our Training Centre or local college to help build your knowledge and skills
  • Training in the workplace to help you learn the job role and to become a valued member of the team
  • Regular progress reviews to help with your development and to ensure you remain on track to successfully complete your apprenticeship

The majority of your learning will be undertaken whilst you are working.  To successfully achieve the apprenticeship 20% of the teaching, learning and development will be undertaken through off-the-job training which takes place at our PETA Engineering Training Centre in Havant.