Product Design and Development Engineer Apprentice DON VALLEY ENG CO LTD

Don Valley Engineering Company Limited are looking for a Product Design and Development Engineer Apprentice to complete a Degree Level 6 apprenticeship to join their team, to join their Bulk Materials Handling Division, working toward a Mechanical Engineering qualification in design, you will quickly become a valued member of our team.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday – Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your role will include training in; Design Office Administration, 2D & 3d Design using AutoCAD and Solid works Metal Fabrication & Manufacturing techniques, Mechanical Handling Machine Design including Conveyors, Screens, Feeders, Centrifuges as well as ergonomic process plant design. You will learn to produce engineering drawings and schedules to transfer the design information clearly and concisely to our manufacturing facility and to our site construction teams.

Role & responsibilities:

  • Be trained in the use of 2D and 3D design Software in order to produce (under supervision) basic designs that form part of a bulk materials handling plant or piece of equipment
  • Maintain design office schedules and registers
  • Learn to produce engineering calculations using spreadsheets and other software
  • Use the Microsoft Office suit of programmes to transfer design office output and communicate with the rest of our business
  • Attend meetings to get exposure to how businesses manage design and projects

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

Typically the duration of this apprenticeship is 5 to 6 years. This duration may be reduced for a candidate with previous relevant experience and/or someone already part qualified. Alternatively this may also be a progression route from a relevant Advanced Apprenticeship.

You will study on a Product Design and Development Engineering (Degree) Level 6 on a Foundation Degree in Manufacturing pathway.  On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Degree Level 6 standard.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

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, Creative, Initiative, Time management skills, Self motivated


BTEC or equivalent Engineering BTEC Level 3 or equivalent (Grade Distinction Merit / 120 Credit) Essential

About the employer

Don Valley Engineering Limited was incorporated in 1947 and is in its 76th year of trading. The company designs and manufactures bulk materials handling machines and equipment, our clients are those in the following sectors; mining, quarrying, maltings and distilleries, iron & steel, port infrastructure, power and waste recycling.








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Training provider



Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Product design and development engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jul 2023