Higher Apprentice Design Engineer
While working towards your HNC/HND your aim is to enhance practical skills and knowledge through on the job training in a commercial production environment.
Working with a wide range of in-house experts you will be designing and developing in-house products and components, or interpreting client's drawings into suitable manufacturing drawings, then overseeing the product through the fabrication process.Requirements and prospects Desired skills
- Excellent IT skills
- Time management skills
- Be able to share your own ideas
- Be able to use your own initiative
- Highly motivated with a desire to succeed
To start on the Higher Apprenticeship we recommend that you have a minimum of 5 GCSE's (A*-C/9-4) in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. Maths and Science at A-Level could be an advantage. You can also start a Higher Apprenticeship if you have a Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in an Engineering subject.Future prospects Full-time employment will be offered to the candidate that shows willingness and a desire to succeed as well as possible wage increase upon completion. Things to consider You will need to complete a DTA online application form at www.derwenttraining.co.uk and attend an online assessment test at DTA's training centre in Malton. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).