Apprentice Product Engineer KINGFISHER LIGHTING LTD

Supporting the business in the areas of product quality, technical support and application engineering. You will do product testing, do site reports for review by senior management and investigate & resolve on site problems of a technical nature; plus much more!

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,754.68 to £19,266.00

    National minimum wage dependant on age.

    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 to Thursday 08:30 - 17:00, Friday 08:30 to 16:00

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 May 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Product testing. This will also include bespoke & modified products, conducting evaluations and ensuring the safety & suitability of the proposal
  • Produce product and site reports for review by senior management
  • Investigate & resolve on site problems of a technical nature.
  • Programming & wiring of control systems, this will involve stand alone and wireless systems, ensuring hardware & software are working correctly along with investigating new possibilities for introduction to the business
  • Commission projects that require more technical aspects such as controls and bespoke designs
  • Assisting quality related investigations both in-house and on site
  • Keeping up to date product technical files and sending products for testing where required and liaising with external test laboratories
  • Product improvements – assess possible improvements in both performance and installation of products and log an accurate timeline of actions for past, present and future planed updates
  • Creation of product inspection reports and assessing potential failure points in products to ensure the highest quality of the product range
  • Work on complex projects and manage them to completion. This may involve site visits and meetings with the internal & external teams
  • Provide day-to-day technical support to both the internal and external sales teams
  • Electrical testing & analysis of products, both new and existing to ensure safety
  • Creation of operation & installation instructions, so that our customers use products correctly
  • Support the business in other areas that require technical input

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

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

Tech cert :  This programme includes Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) BTEC Diploma Edexcel L3.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

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?

With opportunity to grow with the business in new areas.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Team working, Initiative, Practical electrical skills, Practical mechanical skills, Professional & Positive


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Experience with assessing & resolving on installation issues and working on site would be an advantage.

About the employer

With over 30 years’ experience in exterior lighting we know we can find the right solution for you. We have a team of knowledgeable people and a wide range of great quality performance lighting products. We work with a range of customers such as wholesalers, contractors, specifiers, designers, local authorities and end-users. The applications for our lighting products include car parks, distribution & warehousing, road & street lighting, urban landscapes, transport, high mast & flood lighting.







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Training provider



Laura Brown

01623 900467

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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