Workshop Apprentice Technician PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES, LIMITED

We are looking to hire an apprentice in an engineering environment with a developing bias towards mechanical or electrical discipline. You will gain experience in the design and manufacturing of products and systems for industry. You will be included in our internal development programme, giving you access to further training and mentoring. The role includes engineering design and development of products and systems using CAD software, working as part of a team to support the assembly of electrical and mechanical products and developing knowledge in the technology by interfacing with other departments.

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, times and shifts will be confirmed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


These will include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Engineering design and development of products and systems using CAD software
  • Working as part of a team to support the assembly of electrical and mechanical products
  • To develop knowledge in the technology by interfacing with other departments and participating in the learning program to become an active member of the organisation
  • Develop engineering calculations, drawings, specifications, and reports while communicating this effectively and competently to more senior staff that enable decisions and design considerations to be made by internal and external customers from the output of the findings
  • Broaden core key skills and drive towards completing the apprenticeship by successful completion of HNC 

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

  • Product Design and Development Engineer (degree) Apprenticeship Standard
  • On site training alongside academic learning. Will learn engineering principles as well as commercial understanding of the business

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Prospect of progression to a higher level qualification and a clear development plan within the business

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, Commitment


GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 5 GCSEs inc. English, Maths & Science (Grade 4 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Physics or Design Technology (Grade B or above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Level 3 in Engineering (Grade MMM or above) Essential

Things to consider

Commitment to the full duration of the course including Degree and End Point Assessment. Application will also be made direct to the Bournemouth & Poole College as part of the application process. An email will be sent as part of the process.

About the employer

Primetals Technologies is owned by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. We are operating globally with a world-class product portfolio to guarantee excellence in metals production across the entire value chain - from the raw materials to the finished product. This includes fully integrated technology, automation and environmental solutions, high-end manufacturing capability and comprehensive life-cycle services. For our customers, this means that they can count on long-term, reliable and dedicated support to master the challenges facing the metals market today and in the future. Together, we meet the commitments of quality, sustainability and performance at every step along the production route.




9 Enterprise Way



BH23 6EW

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Apprenticeship standard

Product design and development engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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