Trainee Design Engineer - Graduate

This is an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Product Designer / Design Engineer to join the project development team. The successful candidate will report directly to the Senior Partners and work within this newly appointed team to design new products, as well as assist other functions of the business to ensure that new initiatives and concepts are delivered to a high quality and in a timely manner.

 This position will provide valuable experience while offering the opportunity to influence new products and concepts within a dynamic manufacturing business. On the job training will be provided to ensure that the individual is constantly developing both personally and also within the business.


  • Develop new product concepts and designs to meet our growing customer base
  • Create detailed technical documentation to support new ideas and concepts (CAD, Sketchup ect.)
  • Focus on delivering high-quality products that would enhance our offering 
  • Work both individually and collaboratively on projects in a timely manner
  • To work across multiple areas of the business in order to achieve common business objectives
  • Contribute ideas to improve the work of the team


  •  Degree in product design, engineering or similar
  • Computer literate with experience of Microsoft Office products
  • Working Knowledge of CAD, sketch software (no specific software required)
  • Technically minded – problem assessment and solving
  • Self- motivated, enthusiastic and demonstrate the ability to continue learning
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills

 Nice to have (not essential)

  • Experience working/ designing with timber related products
  • Examples of previous design work

  This is a full time position working 40 Hours per week - Monday to Friday 08:30 – 17:00

Benefits include:

  • Basic salary linked to experience
  • 28 days holiday per year including bank holidays
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Excellent staff facilities including fresh fruit and breakfast provided daily

Equal Opportunity Statement

Crane Garden Buildings prohibits discrimination based on race, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.


Salary: £22,000 - £25,000