Product Design and Development Engineer Apprentice AESSEAL PLC

Aesseal plc are looking for a Product and Design Engineer Apprentice to complete a Degree Level 6 apprenticeship to join their team. The Applications Engineer role is an integral part of the engineering team and plays a key role in solution derivation , product selection, design specification and providing cross functional support.

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: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role requires application of project management skills; translating enquires from their initial feed and bid stage through to completion and order delivery, ensuring compliance with customer and project specifications including quality and documentation requirements. This supports the business need to provide correct technical and commercial tenders in a timely fashion followed up with effective order execution. 

Role & responsibilities:

  • Review customer specific requirements including project specifications to identify understand the key deliverables and offer a suitable sealing solution
  • Responsible for compiling technical tenders, financial costing and compliance to global standards and EU regulations
  • Have an in depth understanding of the extensive range of sealing products AESSEAL offers, including factored in items such as instrumentation, valves, pressure vessels, pumps and motors
  • Take charge of aspects of technical project management following receipt of order in a cross functional role to deliver engineered seals and complex seal system packages from cradle to grave through the business from initial enquiry through to site commissioning
  • Ad hoc technical support and department organisational tasks

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

Product Design & Development Engineers work on all stages of product creation, product modification and product componentry.

They support activities ranging on early concept feasibility, Computer Aided Design and other modelling, activities and stages through to final preparation for launch and customers.

This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance. Typically they work closely with suppliers and managers in bring new concepts to life or contributing to redesigns of existing products.

You will study on a Degree Level 6 Product Design and Development engineer standard on a Foundation Degree in Mechanical Manufacture 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, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Self motivated, Task orientated, Multitask, Interpersonal skills


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

About the employer

AESSEAL is one of the world’s leading specialists in the design and manufacture of mechanical seals and support systems for a sustainable future. Through our investment in innovative new sealing solutions we enable our customers in a wide range of industries to meet the complex needs of society both now and in the future. AESSEAL works with a range of industrial sectors and our promise to customers is simple: we aim to give such exceptional service that they need never consider alternative sources of supply.




Global Technology Centre

Bradmarsh Business Park

Mill Close Rotherham

S60 1BZ

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Training provider



AMRC Training Centre 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