The job role itself will involve learning how to create 3D CAD models using Solidworks. These will then be used to create concise, fully dimensioned technical drawings which can be used by our engineering staff to produce the required parts and assemblies.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    (Monday to Thurs) 8:00am – 4:30pm, (Friday) 8:00am -3:30pm, including one day at college.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    31 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Initial training provided by mentors
  • Visits to sites to create surveys
  • 3D CAD modelling
  • Produce 2D Technical Drawings
  • Create concise, fully dimensioned technical drawings
  • Supporting engineers where required
  • Issuing process to get parts manufactured

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

We (Keighley College) will support and coach the learner through the apprenticeship standard. We will carry out both curriculum and pastoral care.

We will carry out the skills, development and workshop practices.  We will oversee the teaching and learning around the knowledge, behaviours and skills elements of the qualifications, outlined below. We will manage the apprentice’s OneFile account ensuring targets, milestones and deadlines are achieved.

Mode of delivery: To attend the Keighley Campus as required over the 42 months alongside observations and assessments carried out in the work place. An assessor will visit the place of work every 6-8 weeks.

Supporting qualifications to be achieved throughout the apprenticeship:

Foundation Skills:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations

Development Skills:

  • Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support - Engineering Drawing Pathway

Development Knowledge:

  • BTEC Level 4 HNC - Manufacturing Engineering

Personal and People Development:

  • Working on their own as well as part of a team, seeking help and guidance when they are not sure

Health, Safety and Security:

  • Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
  • Adhering to legislations appropriate to the industry

Equality and Diversity:

  • Follow the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion

Functional Skills qualifications:

  • Level 2 Functional Skill in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skill in maths

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon completion the apprentice would be suitable to undertake a role as a fully-fledged Design Engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

International Lift Equipment design, manufacture and supply lift equipment to the passenger lift industry within the U.K. We manufacture in house from our Leicester branch whilst having a main headquarters in London and a satellite drawing office in Yorkshire. We engineer bespoke solutions for passenger lifts involving full survey, design and manufacture of the components. These components span both mechanical and electrical and these can be made up of single parts, single assemblies or complete lift packages.




Aire Valley Business Centre


West Yorkshire

BD21 3DU

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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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