Apprentice Engineering Support Operative CARWOOD MOTOR UNITS LIMITED

We are seeking an Engineering Support Operative to learn and use computer-aided design software to create 2D/3D technical drawings, calculate dimensions and material requirements. You will edit technical drawings based on the recommendations of project engineers and staff. There will be an element of re-engineering due to the products we work on.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    After a successful 12 months - £18,720

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07:30 to 16:30. Friday 07:30 - 13:30.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Help support the introduction of new products, processes, and standards, ensuring that all remanufactured products follow the agreed process in the most efficient way, whilst complying with health and safety and environmental legislation
  • Help evaluate components and assemblies for remanufacturing and or re-engineering
  • Help establishing the cost basis for products
  • Help support the purchase of components relating to specification, fit and function, quality and source
  • To work closely with and help the Engineering Manager in resolving technical and other product issues
  • To learn how to produce engineering drawings using Spaceclaim 3D CAD system and use a 3D scanning system to support re-engineering components
  • Help and support the creation of work instructions, survey, critical to quality and final test documents
  • Help maintain product information on the kinetic computer system
  • Learn how to remanufacture various electrical products, working alongside fellow technicians
  • Carry out duties and other ad hoc reasonable requests made by higher management as and when required

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills English and maths level 2 if required.

This programme includes Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) BTEC Diploma Edexcel L3, Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence) – Product  Design and Development, and Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) Diploma L2. 

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.

You will experience a blended learning model.

You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The employer is looking to retain their apprentices and to offer further development using higher level programmes as appropriate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


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

About the employer

Carwood Motor Units Ltd started as a local automotive parts business in Coventry in August 1966, since then it has developed steadily, both by organic growth and by strategic acquisition, into a European leader in its specialised fields. The Company’s main areas of expertise are in engineering (remanufacturing), technical vehicle services (Diesel, electrical, HVAC, EV) and logistics (parts procurement, storage and distribution).




Units 1-2 Whitewater Place

Maun Way


NG22 9ZD

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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


Ryan Smith

01623 900479

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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