Model Making Apprentice Funky Lemon Design

You will be creating design orientated models using traditional Model-Making techniques alongside the latest technologies, you will have the opportunity to develop and add to your existing skills as a member of a small team.

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Closing date: 30 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Friday, 9:30am - 5:30pm with 1 hr for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

In order to strengthen and enhance our team we require a person who can assist in the production of various types of high-quality models, including presentation models, architectural models, concept models, process models as well as product design and prototyping.

  • The production of scaled models using a variety of drawing types
  • Working with a variety of materials using varying workshop machinery
  • Working efficiently towards project deadlines
  • Working as part of team in order to achieve project goals

The training you will be getting

  • Lean Manufacturing Operative Level 2 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English Level 2 if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Possible progression to a full time employed position with pay increases based on responsibility/skill level

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Patience, Knowledge of 2D CAD, Workshop experience, Enthusiastic


GCSE or equivalent D&T (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 2/C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Knowledge of 2D CAD, Adobe Illustrator is desirable but not essential. Experience with using workshop machinery such as circular saw, band saw, pillar drill, disc sanders and hand tools. experience working with laser cutting, CNC routing and 3d printing would be an advantage. Ability to read and interpret drawings is essential. You will sometimes be required to work away and possibly unsociable hours if completing a project installation. We would start off training the successful candidate to use the graphical programs and perform laser cutting tasks. We would then expect the candidate to learn/refine other relevant skills as required to support the production of other types of models and creative projects.

About the employer

We are a small, close-knit team which produce varying types of products and models. We take pride in our work and care about the detail.


Funky Lemon Design


Barn 10f

Park Farm Barns

Vicarage Lane


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Training provider


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


The Apprenticeship Team

01284 788005

Apprenticeship standard

Lean manufacturing operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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