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Apprentice Design Engineer DENATEC LTD

The successful candidate can expect to develop into a well rounded Design Engineer who also has invaluable practical knowledge and hands on experience. The role will enable the successful candidate to see a project through from inception to completion, turning their design work and 3D concepts into manufactured components and assemblies.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.30am - 5.00pm and Friday 8.30am-2.30pm (flexible +/-1hr).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprentice Design Engineer (with full training) will carry out the design, development & specification of bespoke machinery and equipment used in critical & challenging applications. Due to the bespoke nature of the equipment, you will have a lot of flexibility with regard to design intent, material selection and manufacturing techniques, albeit adhering to internal quality standards, customer requirements and ensuring conformity to various related standards. You will be required to provide project updates and carry out regular design reviews internally and externally, visiting customer's sites where necessary. You will be expected to support the manufacturing team
during the assembly, commissioning & installation phase of a project as well as supporting sales by developing technical proposals.

Long term Responsibility Goals:

  • Design, development, and specification of bespoke equipment related to pressure & flow, machine safety, product handling and system automation
  • Careful selection of materials and manufacturing techniques to ensure correct fit, form, functionality, and value
  • Ensure that design outputs conform to internal quality standards, customer requirements and industry directives & standards
  • Output accurate CAD models and technical drawings using Solidworks and Autocad in line with BS8888, Production BOM's and other Technical Documentation for key stakeholders
  • Chair regular project design reviews with key stakeholders
  • Non-conformance and Engineering Change Management
  • Providing engineering support for all departments

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

The apprentice will be working towards completing the Engineering Technician Standard which will include the following: 

  • L2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Foundation Competence)
  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competencies) Product Design and Development
  • L3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Advanced CAD, PDM & Industry Specific Skills/knowledge Training
  • Development of FE Analysis skills/techniques using up to date FEA software
  • Development and training to progress into the role of a Design Engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Basic Knowledge of Engineering, Proficient in use of MS Office, Desire to develop academically


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 - 4/A* - C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 - 4/A* - C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent ICT (Grade 9 - 4/A* - C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9 - 4/A* - C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade 9 - 4/A* - C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Denatec work closely with their customers to provide tailored solutions to help them overcome complex engineering challenges, allow them to develop new products, materials and technologies whilst also accelerating and improving the manufacturing process of their products. Denatec's experienced team of engineers provide effective, safe and reliable systems and specialised resources to deal with all applications where extreme pressures, temperatures, loads or other hazards are present. Design & Development Project Management Manufacturing & Assembly Installation & Commissioning Maintenance, Inspection & Upgrades




Unit 22

Chorley Business & Technology Centre

East Terrace


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Training provider



Grace Gardner

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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