EDF Energy, the UK’s largest producer of low-carbon electricity, has appointed the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service to provide end-point assessment for its apprentices on the Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician (MOET) apprenticeship standard.As part of a five-year contract, the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service will provide end-point assessment to EDF Energy’s first cohort of MOET apprentices (47 learners) that started their apprenticeship in September 2017 and are due to enter the end-point assessment process in 2020, as well as a further 26 MOET apprentices that started in September 2018.
Dr Jacqueline Hall, Associate Director of the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service, said: “End-point assessment is a vital part of the apprenticeship journey. We are committed to quality and deliver a rigorous and robust end-point assessment service, ensuring apprentices can do the job they have trained for. We look forward to working with EDF Energy, providing them with industry expertise and guidance throughout the apprenticeship journey, and making sure their apprentices are prepared for their assessment and make the best start on their future careers.”
Mike Fisher, Apprentice Transition Project Manager at EDF Energy, said: “EDF Energy has been involved in developing the MOET Apprenticeship Standard to meet the needs of the future generations of our Maintenance Technician Apprentices. We have worked in collaboration with employers to create the right apprenticeship standard for our business and we are confident that the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service will provide us with a rigorous and robust end-point assessment service that confirms our technicians are suitably qualified and competent to work on nuclear safety critical equipment after completing the learning journey of their apprenticeship.”
Being approved to deliver end-point assessment on the Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard means that the Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service can provide high-quality end-point assessment services to clients beyond energy and utilities. It has already been appointed by British Steel to provide end-point assessment on the first cohort of Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician apprentices to graduate in any sector in the UK.
The Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service recently celebrated passing the 500-mark of apprentices completing end-point assessment on the new English apprenticeship standards at a special event at the House of Lords (30 October 2018). Many senior stakeholders attended the event, including representatives from the Houses of Parliament, the Institute for Apprenticeships, industry regulators, unions and professional bodies. They joined employers from across the water, gas, power and waste management utilities, along with their main delivery partners in the supply chain.