Apprentice Engineering Technician (Design)

Prysmian Cables & Systems Limited

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Training are proud to be working with Prysmian Cables, looking to source an exceptional Design Apprentice for their organisation.  If you have any further enquiries into this role, please contact the PETA Engagement Team on 023 9253 8724. This is an exciting opportunity to learn how to design new products using 3D modelling software.

Prysmian Group have over 100 years’ experience manufacturing in the UK. They are the world leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry playing a critical role in everything from connecting the rollout of 5G to powering automotive innovation.


  • Gain an understanding of the technical aspects of the design teams’ activities
  • Learn how undertake the design and modifications to a range of Prysmian products.
  • Become competent using Pro-Engineer 3D modelling software
  • Learn how to use Mechanical Finite element analysis using the 3-D CAD
  • Learn the company SAP system, being able to input BOM’s into this system to allow production to manufacture all designs.
  • Produce Installation instructions in video format using 3-D CAD technology
  • Learn about how high voltage cabling systems work
  • Undertake pressure and electrical stress calculations using specialist software
  • Gain an understanding of how cable terminations, link boxes, joints and earthing arrangements work
  • Learn how to complete supporting documentation
  • Eventually become able to support the development of procedures and processes to improve the efficiency of the design area
  • Learn how to contribute towards the 5S of the working area
  • Become competent in monitoring processes using root cause analysis and problem-solving tools to effectively resolve issues
  • Learn how to identify cost effective interventions to solve problems
  • Become responsible in accordance with scheduled requirements and effectively communicate any changes to internal customers
  • Learn how to make a contribution to a range of projects and work collaboratively with the sites engineering team
  • Attend college / PETA and complete coursework on time and to the required standard.
  • Take on additional responsibility in years 2, 3 and 4
  • This is a production orientated business, teamwork takes priority 
Other information
  • The company are located in Eastleigh, you must be able to get yourself here reliably


  • A knowledge of electrical measurement equipment such as multimeters
  • A knowledge of electrical circuits and components
  • A knowledge of electrical circuits and components
  • You will be organised and work in a tidy, professional manner
  • Have an excellent attention to detail
  • You will possess good interpersonal and written writing skills
  • Have good numerical, logical, organisational and analytical skills
  • You will be computer literate
Personal qualities
  • Once trained you will be able to work effectively when supervised, with the flexibility to work on your own initiative when required
  • A genuine interest in design with aspiration to become an engineering specialist
  • You must be able to work flexibly in respect of requirements of the post
  • Commit to further training and personal development
  • You will demonstrate an interest in Prysmian and the wider manufacturing industry
Qualifications required
  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs or equivalent (inc Math’s, English, Science) at Grade C
  • BTEC or relevant Engineering qualification is desirable
  • A Level qualifications or equivalents in relevant subject including math’s or science will be looked upon favourably


  • Auto-enrolled into the Company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available
Future prospects
  • Become a valued member of a highly skilled team
  • Progression and development opportunities
  • Support through HE qualifications
  • Career pathways for the right candidates
  • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure
Training to be provided
  • During the foundation phase (18 months day release) you will complete a Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering (Foundation Competence) at the PETA Ltd Engineering Training Centre in Havant (5 minute walk from Havant Railway Station), consisting of the following units:
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • General machining, fitting and assembly applications
  • Maintaining mechanical devices and equipment
  • Maintaining electrical equipment/systems
  • Assembling and testing electronic circuits
  • General welding applications
  • You will then pass through the foundation Gateway and progress onto your Level 3 development programme and complete:
  • A BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Development Knowledge), requiring two years of day release and a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Technician (Development Competence), completed within the workplace 

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