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Engineers – Competent


I have been asked to compile a list of core skills for our teams of engineers. These are multi-skilled guys in an automated warehouse systems environment. I foresee this as involving perhaps BTECs and NVQs as well as our own internal training systems (which I've got). Does anyone have a list to use as a starting point.

On one hand I am reluctant to provide a list and believe everyone should be judged on their own skills; but the other half of me says we need a benchmark of skills to develop people up to, to maintain a standard for the business.

Confused of Birmingham.
Nigel Richards

One Response

  1. engineers competence
    Nigel – confused of Birmingham

    Without wanting to appear picky – do you mean Engineers or technicians – ans the levels are diff & are in may ways already set by the professions?

    If Engineers then talk to the IEE (now IET) or IMechE

    If Technician then certainly the Edexcel/ C&G route will prove profitable. Who says that you have to use the BTEC’s & NVQ’s in total? why not just use the top level statements ?

    If your engineers or technicans are professsionally registered CEng, IEng or Eng Tech they would have had to prove core competence to achieve their registerd status?

    As your rightly point out there is little point in re-inventing the wheel.

    The SATOR (engineering standards)documents if still in existence will provide a good starting point


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