Job description:

We have a strong history of apprenticeships and aim to offer valuable training and experience which benefit both our businesses and the individuals gaining them. If you are enthusiastic, ambitious and driven, we challenge you to join us as an Product Design and Development Engineer Apprentice, become a part of our ever-growing apprenticeship scheme, and take advantage of the opportunities we provide to develop your skills. 

You will learn and obtain experience in the fundamentals of Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Manufacturing Technology, primarily through training at the AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield in your first year full time, and through onsite placements second year onwards. You will continue to study part-time. Throughout the duration of the apprenticeship you will be taught, and will put into practice, engineering skills which will be key for a junior engineering role within Ideal Modular Homes. Your apprenticeship will last for a minimum of three years, during which time you will rotate around the wide range of engineering departments across our business. 

Full time study at college during your first year with business projects during holidays and part time study for subsequent years of the apprenticeship to achieve Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) in Manufacturing Technology. From the second year of the apprenticeship, you will undertake a series of objective training placements in different departments working on initial design all the way through to manufacture and distribution. The placement rotation will give you a broad view of the business and help identify your strengths for a role in one of the following areas: 
  • Product Design - combining knowledge of design, engineering, and manufacturing processes to create innovative new manufacturing ideas and approaches 
  • New Product Integration – Design and implementation of new production lines and specification of process design and engineering
  • Assembly and Manufacturing Engineering – Front line problem solving and improvement projects in the manufacturing areas
  • Work with cross functional teams to deliver complex manufacturing projects

Where applicable, you may also experience business functions outside of Engineering, such as HR, Customer Service and Sales in order to gain a full understanding of our business. Regular time for self-reflection and review, and one to ones with your manager will be in place. You will also be able to access, and utilise, our comprehensive Associate training courses and materials. This will support you to regularly review your strengths and areas for development, and for two-way feedback.

As an apprentice you will also support and be a part of the IDMH Apprentice Community, participate in charity events and more! 

Skills required:

  • An interest in engineering as a subject with the desire to learn and develop
  • Strong desire to learn and develop, using open thinking and able to easily adapt to new ways of working
  • Experience of engineering activities are advantageous but not necessary. This may include: hobbies or voluntary work or previous work experience to Engineering related school subjects
  • Good IT skills - A working knowledge of Microsoft office programs is sufficient
  • Ideally able to demonstrate a strong work ethic, e.g. through part time employment and/or voluntary activities 

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

  • Can do attitude and approach
  • Confident in getting involved
  • Being a team player
  • Drive Continuous Improvement
  • Open to new things/adaptable
  • Proactive and able to use your initiative 
  • Able to prioritise your time to achieve results
  • Focus on the End Customer
  • Inquisitive to learn and understand
  • Can deal with ambiguity – able to make insights from different information and work on different projects
  • Understand the impact on the end customer in the role you’re doing 
  • Set High Standards of Performance
  • Organised and structured in your approach
  • Hard working/conscientious 
  • Takes ownership of your work

Employer description:

We offer a unique, bespoke service to meet the needs of our clients. We provide expert advice for our Volumetric Modular Construction across Design, Manufacture and Installation.

Through early engagement and a collaborative approach, we enable clients to achieve the best outcomes for their projects. Our in house RIBA - accredited architects have a wealth of experience transforming design concepts into the very best modular solution.

Qualification Requirements:

Degree Apprenticeship entry requirements
A minimum of two A-Levels at grade B or above, including a mathematical based subject and a science, technology, engineering or an additional mathematics related subject; an Engineering BTEC Level 3 with 120 credits at distinction or merit level; or equivalent qualifications such as Cambridge Technicals. Plus five GCSEs at grades 4 to 6, including mathematics, English and a science, technology or engineering related subject.