Morrison Utility Services (MUS) has successfully gained approved apprenticeship status from the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) for its Level 3 Power apprenticeship programme.
The Power Network Craftsperson Sub Station Fitting Standard Specialism Level 3 programme is now approved for a three-year period up to June 2022.
The IET approves apprenticeships delivered by organisations that have the potential to deliver the competencies required for professional registration, usually at Engineering Technician (EngTech) or ICT Technician (ICTTech) level, but occasionally at Incorporated Engineer (IEng) level. Registration, awarded by the Engineering Council, is only available to professional, competent technicians and engineers, and is recognised throughout the world.
IET accreditation manager Dan Canty said, “The IET congratulates Morrison Utility Services on being awarded approval status, which demonstrates that it maintains the highest standards of quality, content, technician support and assessment and continuously improve on those standards.”
MUS executive director Adam Gosnold commented, “Our Level 3 Power apprenticeship programme is designed to provide our apprentices with the technical skills and knowledge they will need for a successful career in the field of electrical power engineering so we are thrilled that the scheme has gained IET approval. Through our apprenticeship scheme, we know that we are developing our managers and leaders of the future. This recognition from the IET demonstrates that if you apply to become one of our apprentices and are successful, we will provide you with a launch pad, providing you with the skills, knowledge and practical experience needed to develop both personally and professionally.”
MUS emerging talent manager Tom Brisbane added, “When you become an Engineering Technician, it demonstrates to your employers and clients that you have had your competence independently assessed, your credentials verified, and have made a commitment to continuous professional development. An IET Approved Apprenticeship demonstrates Morrison Utility Services’ commitment to the development and progression of our apprentices, endorsing the quality of the programme against IET benchmarks and provides our electrical apprentices with full access to IET resources.”