Design and Development Engineering Apprentice BRITLIFT LTD

This exciting position will include helping with the creation of 2D CAD drawings for arrangement, fabrication, and machining. It will also include helping with project management and procurement. You will be aiding with simple calculations to determine self-weights, and the design of test jigs.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Based on £270 per week.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.30am - 5pm, Fridays 8.30am - 4pm.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    72 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

As a member of a small Mechanical Design team reporting to the Engineering Manager/Technical Director, the role will involve helping the team to design lifting solutions to suit client’s requirements. This position offers a real opportunity to see the design process through to manufacture as Britlift design, manufacture, and test in house.


Duties will include, and training will be given, on the below:

  • Helping to design and engineer custom beams and frames to suit client lifting requirements
  • Producing a full drawing pack in 2D CAD to cover concept approval, fabrication and instructions for use
  • Helping with project management
  • Designing and producing test drawings
  • Producing 3D CAD models
  • Preparing supporting documents such as test reports, purchase orders and quality documentation

The training you will be getting

  • Level 6 Degree in Product Design and Development Engineering Apprenticeship Standard
  • FDEng degree in Engineering (Mechanical Design) - The Bournemouth and Poole College

Internal training provided by the employer on the job.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful completion of the degree level apprenticeship standard including end point assessment and achievement of a degree qualification. Successful candidate will also have the opportunity of having a permanent position within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Maths/Physics (trigonometry), Commitment, Practical Skills, CAD experience


GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 5 GCSEs including English & Maths (Grade 5 or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, Science or Engineering (Grade Pass) Essential
Other Minimum of 48 UCAS points required. (Grade 48 UCAS points) Essential

Things to consider

As part of the application process, the candidate will be asked to attend an academic interview at the Bournemouth & Poole College For course details and application: We reserve the right to close this vacancy early.

About the employer

With a combined 30+ years in the niche industry of lifting equipment design and manufacture, the management team at Britlift have a wealth of experience and expertise, backed up by highly qualified coded welders, third party approved coded procedures and degree qualified mechanical/structural engineers.




Unit 9 &

10 Dorset Innovation Park

Winfrith Newburgh


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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

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

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