Providing advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of plant and equipment in sectors such as agriculture, horticulture, forestry and outdoor power
The funding band for this apprenticeship standard has been reviewed in light of changes made to the standard and assessment plan. The maximum funding allocated to this standard from the 8 June will be £21,000. For starts on this apprenticeship before 8 June 2018, the previous funding band will apply (maximum funding: £27,000).
LBSE Technicians typically work on site utilising their own initiative in a customer facing role. They are often called upon to mentor and supervise junior colleagues and dispense advice to customers on machinery selection. Typically they are involved in all aspects of;
This requires a blend of skills, knowledge and behaviours, safe working and environmental practice capabilities covering; power units, power trains, fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronic, hydraulic and pneumatic system applications. These will be used in the context of the machinery and equipment in the chosen industry sector. The technician will typically have an understanding of the interface between machine, biological systems and the working environment for example climate, soil, plant and animals. The nature of the industry will present technical challenges ranging from simple mechanics to the diagnosis and repair of complex mechanical, electronic and telemetry systems. These operations may take place in the employer’s workplace or on the customer’s site requiring flexible working hours as dictated by seasonal requirements. Technicians may be called upon to advise customers and support work colleagues.
Employers set the selection criteria for their apprentices. Typically this includes 4 GCSE’s at Grade C or equivalent to include English, mathematics and a science subject. In addition it is desirable that the candidate has an understanding of Information and Communication Technology.
Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. Apprentices holding a level 2 apprenticeship meeting the employer’s criteria typically will be able to complete the level 3 apprenticeship in a reduced timescale.
Land-based Service Engineering Technician’s occupational title will be prefixed by the industry sector worked within e.g. Agricultural Engineering Technician, Construction & Plant Technician, Outdoor Power Equipment Technician, Forestry Equipment Technician or Fixed Plant and Equipment Technician. LBSE Technicians provide advanced technical support and guidance across a diverse range of simple and complex machinery and equipment relevant to the industry sector they work within.
|Safety Orientation:||Plays a proactive role in the identification, mitigation and avoidance of hazards. Capable of giving clear guidance to subordinates on safety critical activities and taking appropriate action if others are acting unsafely|
|Strong Work Ethic:||Proactive, positive attitude, motivated by the technician’s, dependable, ethical, responsible and reliable.|
|Logical Approach:||Uses logical thought process to structure and implement an efficient diagnosis or action plan to meet customer and company expectations and objectives.|
|Problem Solving:||Enjoys complex problem solving, Has the aptitude to establish the root cause of the problem to prevent further re-occurrences rather than to repair the results of the problem.|
|Quality Focused:||An advocate of the provision of quality service who strives to meet the expectations of the customer and employer.|
|Responsibility:||Motivated to encourage others to develop and succeed through mentoring and setting an example|
|Communicator:||Can communicate using a technical vocabulary appropriate to the audience. Establishes customer’s expectations and can convey whether these are realistic achievable outcomes and mediates dispute resolution.|
|Team Player:||Can work on own initiative but also able to interact and communicate effectively within a team applying a respectful professional manner.|
|Contributor to Profitability:||Is fully aligned with the company objectives, continuously applying their skill, knowledge and behaviours to further the growth of the company and its customer base.|
|Adaptability:||Is adaptable to changes in conditions, technologies, situations and working environments.|
|Self-Motivation:||A motivated self-starter with a positive attitude who motivates those around them|
|Commitment:||Is committed to the objectives of their employer and to the wider professional standards of the industry.|
Typically 36-48 months
After 3 years
Successful completion of this apprenticeship will be accepted by the Institution of Agricultural Engineers (IAgrE) as meeting the Engineering Councils requirements for Engineering Technician (EngTech) registration
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