AEMT - Association of Electrical and Mechanical Trades


The MOET Apprentice Standard

Details of the maintenance & operations engineering technician apprenticeship standard, or MOET, can be found on the government website here: 

The addition of Dr. Martin Killeen to the AEMT secretariat from Loughborough College and the college’s old AEMT training workshop now in storage means things have moved on from the old AEMT apprentice scheme. 

The future of apprenticeships is now in the hands of the employer. 

The AEMT, however, will continue to support members by ensuring that the correct path is taken by their apprentices. We are in the process of determining a preferred route through the Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Standard.

We will be endorsing certain colleges and training programmes, and will provide training in areas that are lacking. At the end of the apprenticeship, the AEMT will support the End Point Assessment allowing apprentices to complete their apprenticeship and be recognised by the AEMT for doing so. 

More about apprenticeships:

Apprenticeships into the service and repair industry will usually be pitched at a level 3 advanced apprenticeship ending up with an Engineering Technician (Eng Tech) qualification recognised by the Engineering Council.

Anyone can apply for an apprenticeship, so long as they are over the age of 16 and hold typically 3 GCSEs or equivalent at grade C in Mathematics, English and Science.

All apprentices will earn a salary starting at the national minimum wage. Working hours are at least 30 hours a week and the course can take between 36 and 42 months. 

Most training will take place in the workplace, so the skills learned are of immediate value to the employer.

Grants or funding are available to most people, but only those aged between 16-19 are likely to get their full training costs covered by the government. Similarly, companies with their head offices outside of England will have to contact their government for funding. 

End Point Assessment: 

For more information on the assessment of apprentices going through the MOET standard, please contact the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service on 0845 077 99 22 or email