Mechatronics maintenance technician apprenticeship

Mechatronics maintenance technician apprenticeship

Within the automotive industry, mechatronics maintenance technicians ensure that plant and equipment perform to the required standard to facilitate production targets regarding safety, quality, delivery and cost within high-value manufacturing environments.

Typically the work would cover a broad range of activities including installation, testing, fault-finding and the ongoing planned maintenance of complex automated equipment. This requires the application of a blend of skills, knowledge and occupational behaviours across the electrical, electronic, mechanical, fluid power and control systems disciplines.

As a mechatronics apprentice, you will need to develop a solid grasp of the core job skills and then apply them in the workplace in a logical and systematic approach. You will learn how to carry out complex fault diagnosis and repair on high-technology engineered systems – including mechanical, pneumatic, electrical and electronic equipment – and how to use and interpret engineering data. You will need to comply with statutory regulations and stringent organisational safety requirements.

The foundation stage of your apprenticeships will be intensive, off-the-job training focused on developing the core skills to work effectively under supervision in a largely simulated working environment. The development phase focuses on on-the-job vocational competence supported by further guided learning, enabling you to eventually work effectively without the need for supervision. Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship, your employer will sign you off as a competent mechatronics technician and you will eligible to apply for Eng Tech registration through a professional body such as the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


Level 3 (Advanced)

Starting salary:

not available

Job role:

Mechatronics maintenance technician

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