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Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

Elevate your business with a Level 2 Apprenticeship

Why invest in Engineering Operatives?

The success of the engineering and manufacturing sector relies heavily on the crucial role of Engineering Operatives. They not only facilitate business growth for employers but also contribute to the development of a skilled workforce, enhancing and sustaining the sector with relevant skills and knowledge.

  • Instant impact: Hit the ground running with a team trained in key operational skills, including machine operation, maintenance, and fabrication.
  • Future-proof talent: Equip your workforce with the adaptability and expertise to thrive in tomorrow's technological landscape.
  • Diverse skillset: Gain access to a pool of talent with a broad range of transferable skills applicable across various industry sectors.
  • Enhanced Innovation & Productivity: Foster a culture of continuous learning and problem-solving, leading to improved efficiency and innovation.



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The Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship accommodates a diverse range of roles, making it suitable for individuals with varying levels of experience or for those starting out in their engineering career. 

Learners complete the Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard. The qualification has been designed by employers to give the technical and practical knowledge required to work in the engineering sector.

Why OAS?

Originally established in 2016 to train apprentices on the latest hi-tech industrial equipment, OAS opened its purpose-built training centre in 2019. Since then, the cohort of apprentices in training has exceeded over 300 in engineering disciplines including mechanical, electrical, robotics and PLCs (Programmable Logic Controllers), vacuum, cryogenics, fluids and control instrumentation. 

In November 2023, OAS opened a brand new £13 million extension, allowing us to broaden the training we offer to include four additional key industrial sectors: Automation and Controls, Space, Renewable Energy and Nuclear. The impressive facility provides over 2,000 square metres of floor space and houses state-of-the-art equipment as well as labs, workshops and training rooms fully equipped with the latest AV equipment, making it the perfect environment for your apprentice to develop their skills.

OAS was rated Good by Ofsted in February 2023, with Outstanding ratings in both ‘Behaviour and Attitudes’ and ‘Personal Development’.


The Apprenticeship Levy means all UK employers with a payroll of more than £3 million per year are required to invest 0.5% of their annual salary bill into apprenticeships.

If you are a levy-paying employer, we can support you to maximise the return on your investment by using your levy to fund high-class training for your apprentices with OAS MTC Training. 

If you have exhausted your Apprenticeship Levy, you can enter a co-investment agreement where you can still benefit from industry-leading apprenticeships with just a 5% contribution towards the training costs.


If you are an SME that does not have to pay the levy, we can help you to cover the cost of your apprentice’s training through the Lloyds Bank Transfer Fund.

Set up by our partner Lloyds Bank, the fund is designed to help SMEs take on apprentices by covering the entire cost of training an apprentice with MTC Training. 

Contact us to learn more about how we can help your business fund this apprenticeship and others.

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