Science Industry Maintenance Technicians work in a wide range of companies, including, but not exclusively, chemical, petrochemical, polymer, primary and secondary pharmaceutical, biotechnology, formulated products, engineering and nuclear manufacturing.
In either case employers are subject to inspection by the regulator for their industry, for example, Health and Safety Executive or Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency. As companies operate under highly regulated conditions a premium is placed on appropriate attitudes and behaviours to ensure Apprentices comply with organisational safety and regulatory requirements at all times. This standard aligns to the core engineering skills required for similar occupations in other industries.
This Standard has been designed to deliver sufficient Underpinning Knowledge and Understanding (UKU) and allow Apprentices sufficient experiential, work-based learning opportunities to satisfy the requirements for Professional Registration as Engineering Technician (EngTech) as defined by the UK Standard for Professional Engineering Competence (UK-SPEC).