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Apprentice Mechanical Design Engineer Franki Foundations

Join a well-established organisation as a Mechanical Design Apprentice. You will have the opportunity work on multi million pound, 80 tonne Piling Rigs, in an exciting fast-moving industry. With the right attitude the company will invest in you as an individual and your future, to ensure you progress with your chosen profession.

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Closing date: 07 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working hours 8:00 - 16:30 with 30min lunch; 40 hours week Applicant may be asked to work longer hours at certain busy periods.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Seeing a design through a full lifecycle, from sketch, design, fabrication, and assembly and operation.
Using investigative skills to create designs or improve existing. Creating 3D models and 2D drawings / schematics to support your design.
Producing calculation documents that are used to prove the design is safe and fit for purpose. Making use of hand calculations, excel and FEA applications
Producing site logistical models and animations from the 3D models that are used to visualise how the piling operation will be carried out

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Engineering Technician Apprenticeship standard – Pathway 13

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession. You will experience a blended learning model. You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We may encourage you to underatke a level 4 apprenticeship if it is deemed that it will help your career/personal development

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Interest in creative gaming, Interest in sector


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

Franki Foundations is internationally known for deep foundation techniques and are part of the international BESIX Group. Delivering experience in small housing projects, to multi-million pound building foundation solutions. The strength of the company are its people, their enthusiasm and ability to take any challenge, and deliver a solution. The Plant Department maintains a fleet of OEM and in house designed piling rigs, along with the necessary supporting equipment.


Franki Foundations


Markham Moor


DN22 0QU

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Training provider




01623 900468

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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