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Apprentice Development Technician

Videndum Production Solutions Limited
Videndum Productions Solutions Ltd, William Vinten Building, Easlea Road, BURY ST. EDMUNDS, IP32 7BY
£18,000.00 annually
Closing date
18 Aug 2022

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
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What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Responsibilities and Tasks:
  • To work closely with the design team to assist in resolving electro-mechanical design issues affecting manufacturing or customers
  • To undertake design updates and enhancements to existing products
  • To take part in structured problem-solving processes
  • To help gather and analyse data to support root-cause analysis
  • To work closely with the Development Department to undertake testing and evaluation of designs
  • Undertake mechanical engineering design and apply appropriate standards to implement solutions
  • Planning, coordinating and conducting tests, and producing written technical reports based on the findings
  • Manufacturing prototype parts using both conventional and CNC (CAD/CAM) machining methods
  • Undertake electro-mechanical assembly.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Sound practical bias
  • Understanding of basic engineering theory and ability to apply it practically
  • Experience of precision machined parts, castings, plastics, drive mechanisms and transmissions
  • Ability and desire to learn new skills
  • Professional approach
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Structured approach to planning and carrying out tasks
  • Detailed and methodical approach to record keeping
  • Ability to use own initiative to address problems and present solutions
  • Attention to detail ability
  • An understanding of own limitations with regards to safety of self and others, especially in connection with maintenance duties.

  • 3D computer aided design (CAD) skills
  • Machining and fitting skills
  • Experience with electronics and basic software writing
  • Technical report writing experience

Please note that this job description is not an exhaustive list of the duties that you may be required to perform.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

On successful completion you will achieve a full BEng honours degree from the University of Warwick.

Off-the-job training will take place online and you will be expected to attend Warwick University for block release training which will be six-week blocks spread throughout the year for each of the five years of study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent employee throughout Apprenticeship and on successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative


A Level or equivalent Any (Grade A) Essential
A Level or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A) Essential
A Level or equivalent Physics (Grade A) Essential

Things to consider

Health and Safety Requirements: All employees are expected to:- • To take care for their own health and safety and that of others who may be affected by their acts or omissions. • Carry out assigned tasks and duties in a safe manner, in accordance with instructions, and to comply with safety rules/procedures, regulations and codes of practice. • If aware of any unsafe practice or condition, or if in any doubt about the safety of any situation, consult their supervisor. • Obtain and use the correct tools/equipment for the work and not to use any that are unsafe or damaged. All tools, equipment and personal protective equipment must be stored in the approved place after use. • Ensure that all guards are securely fixed and that all safety equipment and personal protective clothing/equipment provided are used. • Not to operate any plant or equipment unless authorised. • To report any accident, near-miss, dangerous occurrence or dangerous condition to their line management. • To switch off and secure unattended plant or equipment. • To avoid improvised arrangements and suggest safe ways of eliminating hazards. • Not to participate in horseplay or place fellow employees in danger by their actions.
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