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Model Making Engineering Apprenticeship


Operational Engineering
United Kingdom - Malmesbury Office

About us 

Dyson is a global technology enterprise. We solve the problems others choose to ignore, with surprising new inventions that defy convention and simply work better. We’re growing fast and our ambition is huge – more categories, more locations and more people.  

About the role 

The Prototyping department is offering an exciting opportunity to join the team as part of a brand-new Apprenticeship programme in Advanced Engineering, leading to Product Design and Development Technician roles with a specialisation in Model Making.  

The Advanced Engineering apprenticeship (level 3 and level 4 HNC) is designed to bring together all aspects of engineering, prototyping, machining, manufacturing, and model making under one umbrella. There is a possibility to extend to a HND if wanted.  

After learning the basic and fundamental skills in an approved College on Year 1 (Electronics, Milling, Turning, Hand Fitting, Health and Safety etc.), you will fully integrate the Product Prototyping Team in Dyson to learn a very wide range of processes and techniques, going from CAD drawing to Additive Manufacturing technologies and Model Making skills, including Part Finishing, Vac Casting, Spray Painting etc.  

As part of the team, you will work on live projects, and provided the chance to understand the industry functions and requirements at all levels. Your main role will be to produce product prototype parts requested by the engineers using different techniques, and to ensure the parts will meet all the design and function requirements.  You should be prepared to spend a large part of your working day on your feet and potentially doing repetitive tasks. 

About you  

  • Good eye for detail 

  • Manual dexterity 

  • Strong team working skills 

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs at A*-C including English, Mathematics 

  • Minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent.   



Financial benefits: 

  • Performance related bonus 

  • Company paid Life Insurance 

  • Discounts on Dyson machines 

  • Competitive pension scheme 

  • Flexible benefits programme with a growing range of voluntary benefits, including the ability to purchase additional holidays 


Lifestyle benefits: 

  • 27 days holiday plus statutory bank holidays 

  • Free bus travel to and from Malmesbury campus from Bristol, Bath, Chippenham and Swindon 

  • Free on-site parking 

  • Subsidised café providing endless free coffee and tea, fruit, and a free lunch 

  • On-site employee concierge service 

  • Free on-site hair salon 


Health benefits: 

  • Private Medical insurance for all employees 

  • Employee Assistance Program for employee and dependents 

  • Digital GP and prescription service 

  • On-site gym 




Dyson is an equal opportunity employer. We know that great minds don’t think alike, and it takes all kinds of minds to make our technology so unique. We welcome applications from all backgrounds and employment decisions are made without regard to race, colour, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other any other dimension of diversity.

Interview guidance

We are following the government guidelines regarding COVID19. At this time all interviews will be conducted via video or telephone. We’re taking these precautionary measures to protect both our employee and candidate wellbeing. Our Talent Acquisition team will work with you and provide further information as appropriate.