Product Design Engineering Apprentice Ruby UK LTD

Learn to assist in creating innovative product designs, using SolidWorks conducting research, and collaborating with engineers. Gain hands-on experience in prototyping and problem-solving. Support the design team in bringing concepts to life.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Shifts - Monday to Friday 37hpw.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Are you passionate about design and sustainability? Ruby is seeking a creative individual to join our team in crafting premium outdoor wooden products. Learn from industry experts, hone your CAD skills, and contribute to creating high-quality, eco-friendly solutions. If you're eager to innovate in the world of timber design, apply now to start your journey with Ruby!

  • Assist in creating and developing product designs using CAD software.
  • Collaborate with experienced engineers to contribute to design concepts and solutions.
  • Conduct research on materials, techniques, and industry trends to inform design decisions.
  • Support the design team in prototyping and testing of new products.
  • Learn and apply timber selection criteria and joinery techniques to design projects.
  • Assist in preparing technical drawings and specifications for production.
  • Participate in design reviews and provide feedback for continuous improvement.
  • Contribute to maintaining design documentation and records.
  • Learn to analyse and solve design problems effectively.
  • Assist in communicating with suppliers and manufacturers to ensure design requirements are met.
  • Support the team in meeting project deadlines and milestones.
  • Take initiative to learn new skills and techniques related to design engineering.

The training you will be getting

You will attend Exeter College 2 days a week at the Technology Centre.

You will attend Exeter College 2 days a week at the Technology Centre.

You will work towards:

  • Level 2 Diploma in engineering operations (skills)
  • Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)
  • Functional skills if needed

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This role will eventually grow into becoming the lead design engineer here at Ruby UK.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired

About the employer

As a family-run business, we're a leading UK online store for home, timber, and garden essentials offering nationwide delivery. With increasing online growth, we're committed to further expansion.




Burdon Lane


EX21 5LX

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024