Design is a very broad term that can encompass many things from graphics to product design. There are many other opportunities for design, however, that you may not even have considered. For instance, design can be combined with an interest in manufacturing and engineering, and an Engineering Design Apprenticeship can be a great way to get started in a new career in this area.
Engineering Design Apprentices can work in a wide range of industries including manufacturing or electrical engineering design, and through work-based learning and training with ATG Apprenticeships, will acquire skills and knowledge of:
- Producing drawings and designs using Computer Aided Design (CAD) as well as other design software
- Importance of health and safety and familiarisation with industry guidelines and regulations
- Fault finding and problem solving
- Understanding the importance of maintenance of existing equipment and manufacture of new parts when applicable
- Machinery installation, testing and adjustment to ensure smooth running, operating safely and that it meets the required standards
The demand for designers and engineers is increasing, so if you don’t think that university is the route for you then this apprenticeship could be the ideal way for you to launch your career.
If you think that an Engineering Design Apprenticeship might be for you, take a look at the vacancies available here on the ATG Apprenticeships website. But don’t worry if there’s not something that’s quite you – check back regularly for new vacancies or sign up for our email alerts to be one of the first to know when new vacancies for the Apprenticeship(s) you’re interested in are added to the site.
Alternatively, for more information about other Apprenticeships and the types of job roles and tasks involved, browse through the ATG Apprenticeships News pages or the various vacancies currently on our site.