Engineering Degree Apprenticeship - Product Design and Development Engineer - Ricardo UK Ltd - Leamington Spa

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Employer: Ricardo UK Ltd

Ricardo Performance Products is currently looking to train and develop a Product Design and Development Apprentice to join their Motorsport Design Engineering Team in Leamington Spa. The vacancy will see the individual develop through HNC; HND and BEng within a 3 year apprenticeship.

Duties: Ricardo Performance Products is currently looking to train and develop a Product Design and Development Apprentice to join their Motorsport Design Engineering Team in Leamington Spa.

During the apprenticeship, alongside college, they will gain practical experience using the following machines to support the HNC & HND Qualification:

  • 3&4-Axis CNC Turning and Milling Machines
  • Multi Axis Machines
  • Gear Hobbing, Shaping & Grinding
  • Heat Treatment
  • Inspection

During the HND qualification the successful candidate will

  • Manufacture components to cost, quality, and on time
  • Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Inspect components
  • Obtain a good understanding of material properties

The final year of academic training will also incorporate:

  • CAD modelling and drawing of Transmission components
  • Creating Design Solutions
  • Managing Engineering Change
  • Operational Support

Weekly wage: £144.30

Working week: Monday to Thursday: 07.00am – 15.30pm (with 30-minute lunch break) & Friday: 07.00am – 12.00pm. Total hours per week: 37.00

Expected duration: 3 years

Possible start date: 09 Sep 2019

Desired skills: 

  • Any experience of engineering or manual methods of machining will be beneficial but not essential
  • Ability and willingness to study up to Degree level or equivalent
  • Knowledge of Excel/MS Word/IT
  • An excellent communicator with good attention to detail
  • Able to demonstrate Engineering skills and judgement
  • Well organised, with good practical skills

Personal qualities: 

  • Enjoys working in a variety of sectors/applications
  • Highly motivated, and enthusiastic
  • A good team player, with the ability to carry out tasks on their own
  • Able to complete work to a high standard
  • Able to solve problems with a methodical approach to fault finding

Desired qualifications: 

  • 5 x GCSE’s at grade 9 - 4 (A*-C) in English, maths and a science, technology or engineering based subject (or equivalent qualifications)
  • 2 x A Levels at C or above in both Mathematical based subject and a science, technology or engineering based subject; or Engineering BTEC Level 3; or equivalent qualifications

Note that candidates will need to pass a college maths assessment prior to starting.

Future prospects:

  • On successful completion of the apprenticeship and training, the candidates may have the opportunity for a full-time position within the company.

 

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