Level 6 Tool Process Design Engineer Apprenticeship

May 16th 2023 by Ben Wilson

Do you have what it takes to solve problems and design solutions within the Engineering and manufacturing industry. Do you thrive on a challenge? If so, this job may be the one for you. Read on to find out how the Level 6 Tool Process Design Engineer Apprenticeship could help start your career.

What is a tool process design engineer?

The tool process design engineer is typically found across Industry within companies designing and engineering components for companies such as automotive and aerospace. It involves strategic tool design for volume production working to client brief and budget. Creating new solutions using the latest technology to solve problems.

Opportunity to work with several internal and external colleagues/clients, for example:

  • Designers
  • Engineers
  • Manufacturers 
  • Project Managers
  • Factory Floor

Attributes and Entry Criteria for the Level 6 Tool Process Design Engineer Apprenticeship

As an Tool Process Design Engineer you are expected to think outside the box to solve problems. Be a self-motivated and determined individual who is eager to perform in the industry. The key behaviors in this role include:

  • Strong work ethic with positive attitude.
  • Team player, work effectively within a team of designer to solve problems.
  • Self analytical – overcome problems to continually learn and evolve.
  • Problem solving, identify issues quickly and apply solutions.
  • Good planning skills to meet design, technical and budgetary requirements.

Typically a Level 6 apprenticeship requires you to have 3 A levels or have previously completed an apprenticeship at level 4 or 5.


In conclusion, if you are a driven, love a challenge, enjoy technical and engineering problem solving. Interested in a career in Design Engineering or as a Process Specialist. Then the level 6 Tool Process Engineering apprenticeship may be the right pathway for you. This apprenticeship opens so many doors to expand and excel in your career, the opportunities just keep on coming!

If this role doesn’t interest you, perhaps these might!

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Level 7 – Power and propulsion gas turbine engineer

Why should you pick this apprenticeship?

If you have a passion for engineering and are looking for a rewarding career that offers hands-on training and the opportunity to earn while you learn, then the Level 7 Power and Propulsion Gas Turbine Engineer Apprenticeship may be the perfect choice for you.

This apprenticeship program is designed for those who are interested in pursuing a career in gas turbine engineering, specifically in the fields of aviation and marine propulsion. As an apprentice in this program, you’ll receive on-the-job training from experienced professionals and will gain the skills and knowledge necessary to become a highly skilled engineer in your chosen field.

Unique Aspects

One of the unique aspects of this apprenticeship program is the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology. Gas turbines are an essential component of aviation and marine propulsion systems, and the industry is constantly evolving. As an apprentice in this program, you’ll be at the forefront of these advancements and will be able to work with some of the most advanced technology in the world.

Another significant benefit of this apprenticeship program is the potential for long-term career prospects. Once you’ve completed your apprenticeship, you’ll be highly skilled in your chosen field, and your experience will make you a valuable asset to potential employers. Many apprentices go on to secure long-term employment with the companies they trained with, or move on to other companies in their industry, taking their valuable skills with them.

Furthermore, this apprenticeship program offers a clear path to professional registration with the Engineering Council. This professional registration demonstrates to potential employers that you have achieved a high standard of technical and professional competence, giving you an edge in the job market.

What will you be doing?

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As a Power and Propulsion Gas Turbine Engineer, your work will challenge you to bring together the conflicting requirements of operational or technical constraints that include engine reliability, efficiency, and emissions, alongside the economic viability of operations. You may be required to achieve overall good efficiency at the expense of favorable reliability or to implement technological improvements that increase efficiency but not necessarily emissions.


In conclusion, a Level 7 Power and Propulsion Gas Turbine Engineer apprenticeship offers an excellent opportunity for anyone interested in this field. The apprenticeship will equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a highly skilled specialist with fundamental and applied knowledge of engineering related to the design, performance, operability, and maintenance, and the selection of gas turbine engines. You will have the opportunity to work on challenging projects, interact with specialists of different aspects of engineering design and operations, and be responsible for the provision of services and solutions relating to in-service fleet support, lifecycle cost reduction, engine modifications, and life extensions.

Level 4 Electrical Power Networks Engineering Apprenticeship

Level 4 Electrical Power Networks Engineering Apprenticeship

Are you looking for an alternative to university, and want to start you engineering career? If so, we have the perfect apprenticeship for you. This role will allow you to plan, manage and undertake a variety of engineering tasks involving the electrical network, and gain a level 4 qualification alongside 30 months of experience.

Job Summary

Electrical power network engineering involves 6 roles: Asset Management Engineer, Planning Engineer, Design Engineer, Control Engineer, Electrical Project Engineer and Operational Delivery Engineer. This role will involve safely planning, managing, maintaining, constructing, and repairing parts of the power network, solving electricity network problems, and working in teams with other engineers.

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Key Job Information:

  • Salary: Up to £27,000
  • Duration: 30 – 36 months
  • Entry requirements: 2 A levels at grade A-C in maths and a science, English GCSE grade A/B or an equivalent level 3 engineering qualification
  • Level: Level 4

Competencies required:

  • Organizational skills
  • Safe/risk aware
  • Problem solving
  • Teamwork and good communication
  • Manage expectations of stakeholders

What you will learn:

  • Electrical power principles
  • Design, operation, capabilities and limitations of electricity network
  • Safety and risk management
  • Company policy
  • Time management and communication with stakeholders
  • How to produce precise reports
  • How to create project plans
  • Learn to use company tools and IT systems

Different electrical network engineer roles:

Asset management engineer – You will help develop policy solutions for customers and stakeholders. Plan and develop network reinforcement plans and evaluate and make recommendations on equipment proposals. Also identify effect of low carbon on the network’s operation.

Planning engineer – You will build plans and manage conflicts, negotiate and confirm area plans and document and communicate planning decisions. Ensure assets comply with all policies and criteria, and accountability for resource and outage planning ownership.

Design engineer – You will turn company strategies into designs and make proposals about benefits of plant and equipment to be used. You will design approvals, wayleaves, consents, appropriate regulations and costing information, and account for effects of safety requirements and standards on designs and proposals.

Control engineer – You will control the electrical network, ensuring safety and efficiency and ensure security risks are minimized. Also manage operations to ensure a safe electricity supply and provide technical and operational advice. And gain necessary Control Engineer Authorization in-line with company requirements.

Electrical project engineer – You will project manage to ensure work is delivered on time and meets stakeholder requirements. Also Interpret criteria for project designs to fit the environment while also managing stakeholder relationships. You’ll produce final construction plans, takeover contractor management and issue, review and communicate safety requirements to onsite personnel. And ensure final hand back documentation is complete to specifications given.

Operational delivery engineer – You will meet design, safety, time and commercial requirements on a range of engineering activities. Take control of testing, maintenance and inspection and take responsibility of the team. Issue, review and communicate safety requirements to onsite personnel and ensure final hand back documentation is complete to specifications given.

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Engineering Apprenticeships

As well as working as an electrical network engineer, there are many other engineering apprenticeships available. These are also offered at different levels and vary in time and salary. You can find more engineering apprenticeships here.

Benefits of doing an apprenticeship

There are many benefits to doing an apprenticeship rather than going to university:

  • Gain experience and a qualification simultaneously and become more employable for the future
  • Get paid to learn (no student debt)
  • Learn about engineering on the job rather than in a classroom
  • Enter the industry without requiring a degree and go on to have a successful career
  • Meet people who have industry experience and network to help with your future career

Where to find us

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Level 6 Broadcast and Media Communications Engineer Apprenticeship (Degree)

If you have a passion for bringing TV, radio and streaming services to people’s homes, you might be interested in the Level 6 Broadcast and Media Communications Engineer apprenticeship. This exciting industry is always adapting and changing, so throughout the 36–48-month period, you can expect to be working in a wide variety of environments and projects.

More about the role

In this role, you will be working to play a vital role throughout the transmission process – from its beginnings in the production studio through to delivering the media straight to viewers/listeners. Expect to be working for a broadcaster, broadcast or media services supplier or manufacturer or even an internal or external client in live or pre-recorded programmes. The opportunity to work with electrical engineering, electronic engineering, software engineering and creative media is a unique perk to this role, but it does require a dedicated individual who could work out of hours and adapt to irregular work. You will not just be corresponding with other members of the team behind the screen, you may also be interacting with presenters and guests and you will learn how best to communicate with them during your time on the apprenticeship.

Entry level requirements

This may vary by individual employers, but typically entrants may need to possess a minimum of 2 A Levels at grade C or above – one of which should be in maths or a science subject. Also, you will need to hold 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) including Maths, English and Science and suitable equivalents, like BTECs.

Core responsibilities

There will be several responsibilities for you to take on and they may change day-by-day, but your core responsibilities would consist of:

  • Setting up and designing or installing and building the technical system for broadcasting media.
  • Making sure any infrastructure is maintained regular to identify any faults.
  • Working under pressure to meet deadlines to ensure deliverance of services is consistent.
  • Provide service management and support to end-user companies, service providers, suppliers and larger manufacturers.

You can learn more detail about the other responsibilities in the PDF link here.

Behaviors and qualities to succeed

There are some important qualities that you should strive to achieve and showcase during your apprenticeship.

Your employer will be looking for these qualities in a candidate, so if you do have experience that you can reference to in an interview, you should apply them. These include the following:

  • Driven to achieve in every area you work in.
  • Be resilient in pressurised environments.
  • Perform a key role in the team that influences other team members to achieve a common goal.
  • Build solid relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Communicate and issue reports in an objective and truthful way.
  • Be professional and continue to develop professional manner in the workplace.
  • Work with enthusiasm and creativity to analyse problems and develop innovative and workable solutions to any issues.

Maintain a positive approach to problems and remain adaptable to constructive criticism.


The apprentice will complete a relevant degree in Broadcast and Communications Engineering/Technology. Apprentices without English and Mathematics at level 2 must achieve level 2 prior to taking their End Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3, and British Sign Language qualifications are an alternative to English qualifications for those whom this is their primary language.

Employers involved in creating the standard:

Arqiva, BBC Academy, Creative Skillset, IABM, Birmingham City University, Hattrick, BT Group, Bauer Media, BBC, Suitcase TV, Panasonic, dB Broadcast, The IET, Ravensbourne, International Moving Image Society, University of Salford, High Definition & Digital Cinema Ltd., Ericsson, Babcock International, ITV, Sky, Digital UK

Level 3 Engineering Design & Draughtsperson Apprenticeship

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Question: Do you like computer aided design? What about industrial and commercial design? Perhaps a multi-disciplinary design qualification could be the start of your new career. Read on to find out more about the Level 3 Engineering Design & Draughtsperson Apprenticeship.

Job opportunities and entry requirement for level 3 engineering design apprenticeship

The engineering design apprenticeship gives successful candidates the opportunity to gain the required knowledge to produce engineering designs and drawings for components, structures and systems used in industrial and commercial construction. The Engineering Design and Draughtsperson apprenticeship provides the apprentice with an understanding across multiple commercial design disciplines:

  • Electrical Design and Draughtsperson
  • Control and Instrumentation Design and Draughtsperson
  • Mechanical Design and Draughtsperson
  • Piping Design and Draughtsperson
  • Structural Design and Draughtsperson

The average Draughtsperson salary in the UK is £23k, ranging up to £32k per year for Piping Design and Draughtsperson job roles. The Engineering Design and Draughtsperson apprenticeship opens the door to a wide range of design disciplines within the commercial environment, a career choice that offers room for movement within industrial design, giving you the ability to find new and exciting opportunities in different areas as you navigate through your career. The level 3 apprenticeship will act as a sturdy foundation for continued growth and development as you progress and discover new prospects.

How do you get on board? Well, typically employers set the entry criterea, but the usual apprenticeship requirements are a minimum of 5 or more GCSE grades A* – C (or equivalent grading). Apprentices must have achieved a GCSE to at least a grade C, a level 2 qualification in Functional Skills or an equivalent qualification in both English and Mathematics before being entered for their final apprenticeship assessment. An employer may still consider you suitable for a job role irrespective of background if you fit the bill for their business. You will be provided with the opportunity to attain English Maths certification during the apprenticeship if required.

Core responsibilities of an Engineering Design and Draughtsperson apprentice

The core responsibilities of an Engineering Design and Draughtsperson is to design engineering concepts to solve engineering challenges, identify inaccuracies or discrepancies in engineering drawing and specifications and propose solutions, evaluation of engineering designs to determine the most effective solution, and produce detailed engineering drawings to relevant standards and codes, using paper and computer. An Engineering Design Draughtsperson will work across a wide range of projects ensuring good communication and co-ordination of engineering designs with relevant stakeholders, colleagues and clients using sketches, schemes, models, detailed drawings, and reports.

Level 3 Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Key Competencies

Your job role will consist of responsibilities that will fulfil a range of competencies. These include:
• Work safely at all times, complying with relevant national and industry health and safety requirements.
• Work in accordance with company management systems, policies and procedures
• Employ the appropriate use of computer-based technology.
• Review and interpret technical information and requirements from different sources e.g. specifications, concepts, stakeholders
• Identify and assess factors that affect designs e.g. materials, application, location, risk and environment
• Develop effective solutions which satisfy the required standards and can be manufactured, proven, operated and maintained in a cost-effective way whilst minimising costs.
• Check completed drawings for quality, technical compliance and completeness – both own or those of peers.

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Engineering Design and Draughtsperson knowledge modules and vendor exams

To complete the Engineering Design and Draughtsperson qualification, you must gain the required knowledge to work within a wide range of engineering design disciplines, in a safe and professional manner. The assessments will enable your understanding of the following:

Discipline – Electrical:

  • Electrical power generation & distribution including the principles of voltage transformation
  • Lighting & small power systems design
  • The principles of earthing & lightning protection
  • Cable types, specification, and installation requirements

Discipline – Control and Instrumentation:

  • Combinational and sequential logic and control systems
  • Process and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID)
  • Instrument principles and application
  • Digital and analogue devices and circuits and their application in measurement and control
  • Cable types, specification, and installation requirements

Discipline – Mechanical:

  • Mechanical principles, material selection and application
  • Mechanical annotation including geometrical tolerances, limits and fits, surface finishes
  • Mechanical handling
  • Welding, fasteners and fabrications

Discipline – Piping:

  • Piping and flow control
  • Service conditions such as flow rates, material characteristics, temperature and working pressures
  • Isometrics
  • Pipe supports, welding, fittings, valves and associated equipment
  • Process and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID)

Discipline – Structural:

  • Structural principles and application
  • General arrangements of structures showing multiple materials including: steel, concrete, masonry, timber
  • Construction processes, methods and details
  • Detailed production drawings for steel and reinforced concrete

In order to complete the qualification successfully you must demonstrate your skills and knowledge gained throughout the apprenticeship. The apprentice will be required to complete an EPA (End-point assessment) to show they are fully competent in their occupational job role. The EPA is made up of three assessment tools:

  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Test
  • Structured Interview

Further detail on the End-point assessment can be found in the Egineering Design and Draughtsperson document below.


So, do you like the idea of starting a career as an Engineering Design and Draughtsperson. This level 3 qualification gives you the opportunity to earn while you learn, offering a wide range of specialist technical knowledge and transferable skills that will give you the foundation to progress and level-up your career. If you are looking for a route into the engineering and manufacturing industry, this is it.

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