Electrical/electronic technical support engineering degree apprenticeship

Within the automotive industry, electrical/electronic technical support engineers primarily support manufacturing in both assembly and in product design and development.

Electrical/electronic technical support engineering degree apprenticeships They support the activities involved in bringing a concept to life and resolve issues within manufacturing. Typically they work closely with other engineers, suppliers and managers covering a broad range of support activity.

Foundation stage

During the foundation stage of this level 6 degree apprenticeship, you will develop a solid grasp of core engineering skills such as:

  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques;
  • Producing electrical or electronic drawings using computer-aided design (CAD);
  • Preparing and using lathes, milling and other general or specialist machines and high-tech equipment;
  • Wiring and testing electrical equipment, assembling and testing electronic circuits;
  • Using computer software packages to assist with engineering activities;
  • Producing engineering project plans;
  • Maintaining and improving electrical equipment and systems.

These skills will prepare you for the workplace and demonstrate that you have the required manual dexterity to carry out your core role.

Development stage

You will then progress to the development stage where you will hone your professional engineering skills. Using a well-planned, logical and systematic approach, you will develop skills in:

  • Project management;
  • Producing and working to engineering specifications;
  • Technical problem solving;
  • Scheduling and managing engineering activities;
  • Electrical/electronic product manufacturing and testing.

Entry requirements

To meet the high standards expected by the modern engineering industry, you will need to have a strong work ethic, a logical approach to completing the tasks you are set and the ability to think ‘on your feet’ when working through them. Quality and safety are both of paramount importance in this industry and your employer will expect you to comply with all health and safety regulations and pay close attention to detail in all aspects of your work.


At the end of an apprenticeship in electrical/electronic technical support engineering, you will complete a BSc (Hons) or BEng (Hons) in Engineering. This will generally take between five and six years.

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