Design Engineer Apprenticeship CPW

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Design Engineer to join us at CPW. You will work on a wide variety of building projects across a range of sectors, applying research-led design, innovation, and sustainable methodologies to create tailored solutions, whilst delivering on net-zero carbon.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    We offer a wider range of competitive benefits to all employees. Further details will be shared with you when we meet you.

  • Working week

    General working hours will be 8:30am - 17:15pm, 4 days a week, with one day per week as your college release day.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In your new role as a design engineer you will be:

  • Producing drawings and specifications using using sophisticated 3D computer software and engineering calculation procedures
  • Involved in all stages of projects
  • Representing CPW at project meetings
  • Site management of contractors and installations in terms of compliance with design
  • Liaison with the other design department members such as architects
  • Working closely with others, in a team environment, to achieve a common goal

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

You will acheive a Level 4 HNC in Building Services Engineering and will study, online, one day per week.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

You will be able to progress from a Level 4 on to a Level 6/Degree Apprenticeship Course or continue as a Design Engineer, if desired.

Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5/C) Essential
A Level or equivalent Graphic Design (Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C) Desired
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade C) Desired

About the employer

CPW is a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering practice, providing mechanical & electrical services to a wide range of clients and market sectors. We’re a friendly team intent on bringing sustainable buildings to life through design. Our people are the beating heart of our organisation. With over 250 staff across 13 office locations, we run an international operation spanning the UK, Poland and India.




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Apprenticeship standard

Building services engineering senior technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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