Engineering Design Apprentice SKYMAKER LIMITED

Skymaker Rooflights is an established UK based company manufacturing and supplying contemporary Rooflights and Skylights worldwide. Skymaker prides themselves on the wide range of standard and bespoke sized Rooflights. They have an opportunity for an apprentice to join the team.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    8:00am – 5:00pm at present, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jan 2018

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We need an energetic individual to work alongside our senior designers, designing our standard products and also working on bespoke orders that come through our busy sales dept.

Keen eye for detail, good work ethic, the successful candidate will be working with CAD and liaising with our other designers and manufacturing team to ensure design and specifics are all correct.

This may involve other areas of design work that may arise within the role or may require assistance in other areas of the business.

Day to day duties may include:

  • Studying a design brief
  • Thinking of possible design solutions
  • Researching whether the design will work and be cost-effective
  • Assessing the usability, environmental impact and safety of a design
  • Using computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-assisted engineering (CAE) software to create prototypes
  • Collecting and analysing data from tests on prototypes
  • Modifying designs and retesting them
  • Writing regular progress reports and presenting them to project managers and clients

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidate(s) must be:

  • Punctual.
  • Outgoing.
  • Good work ethic.

Personal qualities

  • Sociable.
  • Good team member.

Working as part of a team is crucial and they must be able to work to deadlines wherever possible. Previous interest in the manufacturing industry could be an advantage.

Qualifications required

  • None specified.

Future prospects

This vacancy could lead to full time employment within the business. The possibility to become a senior level within design department. Candidates pay would increase if successful and showing the enthusiasm and work ethic the company currently has. There may well be the incentive of a bonus scheme.

Things to consider

This role will become fast paced and the candidate must be able to keep up with deadlines and produce drawings to a high standard that can be clear and precise. They must have goods personal skills and be able to communicate effectively with the other designers and the manufacturing dept. This will involve long periods on a computers using the CAD systems.

About the employer

Skymaker Rooflights is an established UK based company manufacturing and supplying contemporary rooflights and skylights worldwide. We pride ourselves on our wide range of standard and bespoke sized rooflights. Skymaker specialise in the design, manufacture, supply and install to commercial and domestic customers alike. We are based in Brandon in a modern factory on a well-established industrial estate.





Barnes Close


IP27 0NY

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Training provider

  • Engineering Technical Support Advanced Apprenticeship
  • Engineering Technical Support L3 NVQ Extended Diploma
  • Engineering Diploma L3
  • FS English L2
  • FS Maths L2
  • FS ICT L2

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by West Suffolk College


Sam Ridgeon

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2017