Engineering Design Apprentice CRAIG & DERRICOTT LTD

Craig and Derricott are looking for a Product Design Apprentice to assist in drafting and modelling using CAD software, collaborate with engineers on various design projects, ensure accuracy and adherence to industry standards, support project documentation, and conduct technical research.

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Closing date: 20 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Health Care Cash Plan Auto Enrolment Pension Scheme Operational Bonus Scheme Free Onsite Parking

  • Working week

    8:00am-4:30pm Monday-Thursday 8:00am-1:00pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day tasks include:

  • Assist in drafting and modelling using CAD software
  • Ensure accuracy and adherence to industry standards
  • Conduct technical research and gather relevant data
  • Perform testing on prototypes and designs
  • Write detailed reports on testing outcomes and findings
  • Develop technical knowledge of products and their applications
  • Participate in team meetings and design reviews
  • Update and revise existing designs as needed
  • Follow health and safety regulations in the workplace
  • Communicate progress and issues to supervisors
  • Continuously learn and apply new design techniques and tools    

The training you will be getting

  • This is a level 3 Engineering Technician Apprenticeship (Product Design pathway) delivered over a period of four years
  • You will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge WS9 8UG, part time 2.5 days a week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The basic career progression for this type of role might be:

  • Apprentice design engineer
  • Junior design engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Senior design engineer

But, there are many different roles someone with this skill set can achieve depending on what the individual wants to do.

  • Technical expert
  • Engineering Process expert
  • Project manager
  • Design process expert (6 sigma green/black belt).
  • Engineering manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Interest in engineering


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths and Science (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Driving licence is an advantage but not a requirement Ability to work independently with minimal supervision Willingness to take direction and accept feedback An enthusiasm for lifelong learning

About the employer

Craig and Derricott initially made rotary switches formed the bulk of the company’s production which was soon augmented by a range of heavy-duty pushbutton components and a wide selection of various limit switch formats. With our experienced sales staff and expert technical teams, Craig & Derricott offer a large range of products now including assembled electrical isolation switchgear, control stations, EV Chargers, rail rolling stock components and LED lighting. Supported by a bespoke and special product service known as mi-switch, we offer our customers the opportunity to specify exact requirements which can be made to order.








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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


Sue Fisher

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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