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Product Design & Development Engineering Apprenticeship (Level 6)

United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority
Culham Science Centre, Abingdon, OX14 3DB
£13,525.00 annually
Closing date
4 Feb 2023

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Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?
  • These engineers work on all stages of product creation, product modification and product componentry
  • They support activities ranging from early concept feasibility, computer aided design and other modelling, activities and stages through to final preparation for launch and customers
  • This includes working in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance
  • Typically working with suppliers and managers in contributing to redesigns of existing products

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

The foundation phase will be intensive on the job training developing the apprentice's core skills, knowledge and behaviour, allowing them to work effectively with supervision in a largely simulated working environment. The apprentice typically undertakes an HND or Foundation Degree.

The core competencies gained are then sufficiently transferable for someone to adapt quickly to function effectively after minimal instruction on new equipment/environments whilst completing an Engineering Degree.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The typical role/career after this apprenticeship is in Mechanical Engineering. Further professional development and registration is subject to candidates successfully completing the appropriate learning, developing the appropriate competence, and undergoing professional review.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


A Level or equivalent Mathematical based subject (Grade C or above) Essential
A Level or equivalent Science, Technology, Engineering or Addit Maths (Grade C or above) Essential

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