Product design and development engineer apprenticeship

Use engineering techniques to bring new products to life, or redesign existing products

A product design and development engineer works on all stages of product creation, modification and components. Your activities will range from early concept feasibility and computer-aided design, through to final preparation for launch. You’ll work in concept studios, rapid prototyping, assembly, testing, validating and analysing performance, working closely with suppliers and managers in bringing new concepts to life or contributing to redesigns of existing products. The product design and development technician apprenticeship provides a potential preparation route for this apprenticeship. On completion, you’ll achieve a bachelor’s degree in engineering. This apprenticeship has been designed to meet the professional standards of the Engineering Council for initial registration as an engineering technician in partnership with the Institution of Mechanical Engineers.


Duration: 60 months

Relevant school subjects: Science

Entry requirements for the product design and development engineer apprenticeship: Five GCSEs, including maths, English and a STEM subject, as well as A-levels in maths and a STEM, engineering or additional maths subject

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £35,000 per annum

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