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Product Design and Development Engineer Apprenticeship Standard

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    Product Design and Development Engineers work on all stages of product creation, product modification and product componentry. They support activities ranging on 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 they work closely with suppliers and managers in bringing new concepts to life or contributing to redesigns of existing products.

    Delivery model and duration:
    Part time 5-year apprenticeship with first three years spent at Gloucestershire College and the remaining two years at UWE, Bristol. This can be supported by some remote delivery if required.
    Duration: 5 years.

    Ideal for:
    • Product Design Engineer
    • Development Engineer
    • Product Developer
    • Manufacturing Engineer

    The apprenticeship will cover the following core areas:
    • Systems Design
    • Dynamics, Modelling and Simulation
    • Structural Mechanics
    • Thermofluids
    • Applied Electrical Technologies
    • Engineering Practice
    • Engineering Project
    • A range of options in year 5

    Benefits for learners:
    • Learn practical and logical approaches to problem-solving
    • Develop the ability to work well under pressure and take on new challenges
    • Gain project management skills and the ability to work to tight deadlines
    • Develop good commercial awareness

  • Employers

    Benefits to business:
    • Get work-ready, graduate-calibre employees embedded within your organisation who truly understand your business and bring fresh perspectives and ideas
    • Attract and retain the best talent, whilst supporting the youth employment agenda
    • Generate a return on investment through accelerated development and increased commitment

    End Point Assessment
    The End Point Assessment will consist of a case studies presentation to showcase the work that you have completed during your apprenticeship
    and an Occupational Professional Discussion. Each element is worth 50% of your final grade and will be graded Fail, Pass or Distinction.

    Unit Overview
    Vocational Skills How to comply with statutory requirements and stringent organisational safety requirements
    How to effectively use, interpret and evaluate a range of engineering data sources and documentation
    Organising work efficiently and effectively in managing engineering resources when completing tasks
    Producing components using hand fitting techniques and producing mechanical assemblies
    Producing Electrical or Electronic Drawings or CAD Models using a CAD system
    Preparing and using lathes, milling and other general or specialist high tech equipment
    Applying mechanical, electrical and electronic devices and equipment
    Using computer software packages to assist with engineering activities
    Producing and managing engineering project plans
    Project Management in undertaking engineering activities
    Establishing design briefs, presenting and discussing technical proposals
    Managing and controlling product design change
    Supporting team feasibility design reviews
    Demonstrating technical and commercial management in planning and managing tasks & resources
    Academic Knowledge Mathematics and science for engineers
    Materials and manufacture
    Mechanical, electrical and electronic principles and applications
    Statics and dynamics
    How to undertake and apply business-led projects
    Engineering operations and business management
    Applying advanced technology techniques
    Occupational Behaviours A safety mindset
    A strong work ethic
    A logical approach
    Problem solving orientation
    Quality focus
    Personal responsibility and resilience
    Clear communication
    Being a team player
    Applying Lean Manufacturing Principles
    Willingness to learn


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