How to become a maintenance fitter
You can get into this job through:
- a college course
- an apprenticeship
- working towards this role
- applying directly
You could take a college course to learn some of the skills you'll need. Useful subjects include:
- Level 2 Certificate in Mechanical Engineering
- Level 2 Diploma in Maintenance Engineering Technology
- Level 3 Certificate in Fabrication and Welding Engineering Technology
- T Level in Maintenance, Installation and Repair for Engineering and Manufacturing
You may need:
- 2 or more GCSEs at grades 9 to 3 (A* to D), or equivalent, for a level 2 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
- 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, including English and maths for a T level
To become a maintenance fitter, you could do a Maintenance Operations Engineering Technician Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
You could also do an Engineering Fitter Level 2 Intermediate Apprenticeship.
You'll usually need:
- some GCSEs, usually including English and maths, or equivalent, for an intermediate apprenticeship
You could start as an engineering operative or trainee craftsperson and do training on the job to become a fitter.
You can apply directly for maintenance fitter jobs if you've got a qualifications and experience in maintenance, such as:
- mechanical engineering
- electrical engineering
- you'll need an industry safety certificate like the Client Contractor National Safety Group (CCNSG) Safety Passport Scheme for many jobs
You can find more about careers in engineering from the ECITB and Tomorrow's Engineers.