Engineering Technician Apprentice EXPLEO ENGINEERING UK LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to become a mechanical engineering apprentice with Expleo Engineering. Your role will include producing manufacturing drawings and releasing data, working with teams across the UK to work within time constraints in a dynamic environment.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Average hourly rate of £6.40 during the first year

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 7.5 hours and Friday, 7.0 hours, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What you will do in your working day

Expleo is a trusted partner for end-to-end, integrated engineering, quality services and management consulting for digital transformation.  We help businesses harness unrelenting technological change to successfully deliver innovations that will help them gain a competitive advantage and improve the everyday lives of people around the globe.

Expleo have exciting opportunities for graduate developing engineers. Based in Expleo offices in Bamber Bridge, Derby, or Bristol you will be assigned to a major defence project, where your skills will be developed within mechanical engineering and 2D CAD draughting.

There are opportunities to move between different types of work, with strong performers given the chance to enter a rotation program to advance their personal development and progression on approximately six-monthly moves.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Producing manufacturing drawings and releasing data following specific processes (don’t worry, we’ll train you in these)
  • Applying the correct processes, specifications procedures & techniques with support from specialist teams
  • Interfacing with our UK based Team to understand technical issues / specifications and requirements
  • Delivering quality work while keeping within project budgets & time constraints and potentially changing requirements

Due to the restricted nature of the work, suitable candidates will need to be UK Nationals. We will require you to get BPSS and SC Clearance.

Security Aspects letter (SAL) SECURITY/MF/SA/MM/13515/20 dated July 2021 states the measures we need to apply while discharging our contract with our customer.  These requirements are flowed to us from the UK MOD. 

The 2 key elements are that all personnel we employ on this work must have SC clearance in place before we can give them access to our IT system used, and that everyone must be a British national and with no dual nationalities.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard:

  • An employer approved Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • An employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • One day at DCG and the rest of the week at the workplace
  • 10-week block release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On completion of this apprenticeship, you could progress to:

  • Engineer
  • Project manager
  • Leadership roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Computer Aided Design CAD, Report Writing


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C/4) Essential
Other Engineering (Grade Any) Desired

Things to consider

Due to the restricted nature of the work, suitable candidates will need to be UK Nationals. We will require you to get BPSS and SC Clearance. You will need to be at least 17 years of age on the day you start employment to ensure you can gain BPSS and SC Clearance. The work is computer aided design – this requires good IT skills and your day will be spent mostly at a desk operating a CAD package. If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a Derby College email address ( Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply.

About the employer

Expleo UK is an engineering consultancy who deliver projects in a whole range of areas from traditional engineering: aerospace, automotive, rail and marine; banking and insurance, space. The UK team is over 1000 employees and we have offices in Derby, Preston, Bristol, Worthing, Saltney, Isle of Man, Belfast. Our offices are modern and bright with good facilities.




2 New Park Place

Pride Park

DE24 8DZ

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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


Fliss Rogers


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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