Design Engineer operative and Draughtsperson Apprentice WRIGHT BROTHERS INDUSTRIAL SERVICES LIMITED

Engineering Design is a very highly skilled technical role that requires you to work within a multi-disciplinary design team, acquiring new skills and gain knowledge. The successful candidate will spend the 1st 24 months of the role seconded within the business gaining a full working knowledge of how our various engineering departments work.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Increasing to £6.40ph from April 24.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9.00 – 5.00.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Once in the full role within the business your duties will sit as:
• Produce technical drawings, models and designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) and various other design programmes.
• Visiting sites and carrying out detailed site surveys.
• Understand the importance of maintenance of existing equipment and manufacture of new parts when required.
• Problem Solving and fault-finding.
• Installation, testing and adjustment of plant and machinery to make sure it is running smoothly, safely and meeting required standards.
• Use of different tools such as hand tools, power tools and measuring equipment.
• Importance of health and safety and familiarisation with industry guidelines and regulations.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Engineering Operative apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required.

Tech cert : This programme includes EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)

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

Full time permanent role with progression onto the level 3 apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


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

Things to consider

Candidate should have 5 GCSE's at grade 4/C or above.

About the employer

Wright Engineering have been at the forefront of cutting edge Engineering Design, Fabrication and Installation solutions for over 30 years. Based at our headquarters in North Nottinghamshire, Wright Engineering work around the world on complex design and engineering projects. Our philosophy of commitment to excellence and a continuing investment in the latest technologies ensure we remain a leader within our industry.




Carlton Forest Red Lane Off Blyth Road


S81 8BP

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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


Laura Brown


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering 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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