Research & Development Apprentice WALKER FILTRATION LIMITED

Reporting to a Senior Engineer, the R&D Apprentice will have the opportunity to develop both a practical and academic understanding of engineering. Throughout the apprenticeship, engineers at the beginning of their career will have the opportunity to apply their knowledge and learning to various business initiatives and engineering projects.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting to the Lead Development Engineer, the Development Engineering Apprentice will:

  • Have the opportunity to develop both a practical and academic understanding of engineering
  • Throughout the apprenticeship, engineers at the beginning of their career, will have opportunity to apply their knowledge and learning to various business initiatives and Development engineering projects
  • Working within a fast-paced industrial manufacturing environment, you will form an integral part of the organisations strategic workforce planning designed to support the future business requirements of a Global Competence Centre.


  • To build a first-rate practical and theoretical understanding of mechanical engineering skills and processes in the context of fluid mechanics and pneumatics while under the instruction of skilled engineering staff
  • To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the apprenticeship period progresses by working independently or within a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department
  • To undertake and successfully complete suitable college courses throughout the apprenticeship, achieving the academic grades and practical skills to progress
  • Learn and understand the importance of Health & Safety within the workplace
  • To develop the skills and creative thinking required to solve complex problems and then articulate the solution with a high degree of precision
  • To learn the skills required to construct and evaluate and problem solve equipment
  • Develop solutions using the skills you will acquire.
  • To maintain a learning log over the duration of the apprenticeship, recording projects undertaken and skills learned.
  • To observe and comply with Good Housekeeping of the workplace and laboratory areas
  • To maintain a smart appearance and to always act in a professional manner

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) - Technical Support
  • Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time position upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Walker Filtration is an established and recognised leader in filtration technology. Established in 1983, Walker Filtration’s commitment to exceptional and innovative design, along with a proven track record of engineering excellence, has enabled us to provide our customers with solutions at the forefront of compressed air and gas filtration and drying technology for over 35 years. As a pioneer in advanced filtration, drying and separating technology, we are committed to delivering unique design, exceptional engineering and manufacturing excellence. We are trusted partners of choice for our OEM clients, distributors, and end users and we pride ourselves on understanding our customer needs.




Birtley Road


Tyne And Wear

NE38 9DA

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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