Product Development Engineering Apprenticeship - Pfizer COGENT SKILLS SERVICES LTD

Pfizer is looking to recruit a Product Development Engineering apprentice. You will be part of the engineering team and the role combines engineering activities and collaboration with 3rd party organisations to ensure the delivery of technical projects.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 9am – 5.25pm with 45 minute lunch break. Fridays, 9am – 4.05pm with 45 minute lunch break

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    60 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Degree
    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000220545

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Position Overview 

The Devices Centre of Excellence provides input and oversight to the development of drug delivery devices, primarily for home use by patients.  

This position, within the engineering team combines engineering activities and collaboration with 3rd party organisations to ensure the delivery of technical projects. It may include activities throughout the development process from setting specifications based on patient and business needs through to commercial launch. 

You will operate in a team environment, working closely with other colleagues to ensure technical robustness of the products under development and suitability for patients.  

Given the broad technical and teamworking activities, essential skills are good analytical and problem-solving skills and the ability to communicate effectively. 

Job Responsibilities 

Supporting early-stage usability and market research studies to identify user requirements. 
Designing test rigs and challenge parts to collect user data and test devices. 
Producing models and drawings using 3D CAD. 
Analysing data using statistical methods. 
Analysing supplier designs to identify areas critical to function, likely failure modes and design sensitivities.  
Lab-based testing of devices and prototypes. 
Assessing and mitigating risks, including input to DFMEA and UFMEA. 
Documenting relevant design information and activities. 
Involvement in design reviews. 
Effective interaction with suppliers and other Pfizer groups.

The training you will be getting

Qualification to be delivered: BEng (Hons) Mechanical Engineering Design

Apprenticeship Standard: Product Design and Development Engineer (degree)

Training Provider: Coventry University

Delivery model: Block release at Coventry University with online learning

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be eligible to apply for other positions within the business.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science (Grade C or above) Essential

Things to consider

The apprentice must be able to demonstrate the required attitudes, behaviours and interpersonal skills associated with the professional workplace. The apprentice must be willing to commit an amount of personal time to study. Please ensure you check out travel options to be able to commute to the workplace.

About the employer

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Employer

COGENT SKILLS SERVICES LTD

Address

Granta Park

Great Abington

Cambridge

CB21 6GP

Contact

Chloe Barrow

chloe.barrow@cogentskills.com

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Training

Training provider

COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

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

Product design and development engineer (degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024