Apprentice Engineer, Newark Viridis Building Services Ltd

An exciting opportunity to join a growing company within the Construction Built Environment to study as their Apprentice Technical Draughts Person.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri 8.00am-5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The Apprentice Draughts Person will be responsible for learning how to use CAD computer aided design and manage large scale projects as part of an existing team. You will be undertaking an apprenticeship Technical Design/Draughts person at a level 3. There is a great opportunity to progress with the company as their client base expands.

Some of your duties will include:

  • Contribution to design projects ensuring delivery within defined timescales and budgets
  • Stakeholder management and liaising with other departments and key employees
  • Creation of design drawings as per client brief and schedule of services
  • Utilising appropriate software including AutoCAD, Revit, IES, SBEM and SAP to deliver a range of designs as per client needs
  • Undertake end-to-end project management of client brief utilising excellent administrative and communication skills
  • Self-assessment of development needs and work with line manager to address the needs in a variety of ways
  • Self-directed learning and development for become fully functional in role
  • Any other duties as reasonably instructed

Applicants will be required to attend an Assessment Centre with Vision Apprentices as part of the screening process.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Demonstrable interest in engineering, Mechanically or Electrically minded
  • Comfortable in social situations with colleagues, clients and contacts
  • Honesty and integrity  
  • Confidence to ‘have a go’ within recognised limitations and to raise issues in order to solve problems
  • Take ownership of tasks with tenacity to resolve problems and see through to completion
  • Design engineering software skills including AutoCAD, Revit, IES, SBEM and SAP

Personal qualities

  • Planning and organisation including ability to prioritise
  • Problem solving, overcoming barriers by assessing a range of options
  • Pro-active written and verbal communication 
  • Experience of Stakeholder management with a particular focus on internal communication and client delivery 
  • Professional approach in terms of appearance, attendance/punctuality, willingness to learn and attention to detail
  • Self-motivation – willingness to undertake pro-active learning and development activities, sometimes out of work time

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grades A to C or equivalent are essential, specifically Maths and English, 2017 grading system, grade 9 – grade 4

Future prospects

Vision Business has strong employer links within the sector and we encourage all our employers to consider further opportunities, this may include progression onto an advanced/higher apprenticeship or full time employment.

Things to consider

Please note: • Only applications with a current contact number and/or email address can be accepted. • All applications are acknowledged by telephone in the first instance. • Every applicant must attend a Vision Business Assessment Centre prior to being presented to the employer. • From 1st April 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit: On successful appointment: • You will be entitled to receive statutory annual leave. • This is a weekly/monthly paid post. • You are responsible for funding your own travel to and from your place of work. • You must work with your Specialist to complete apprenticeship work on time and to the best of your ability. • You must conduct yourself in a safe and diligent manner and comply with health and safety policies and procedures. • You must uphold and promote the company policies and procedures, promoting those specifically to your area of work, including Equality and Diversity and Safeguarding. • Please note this vacancy may close earlier than the planned closing date in the event of the position being filled.

About the employer

Vision business are working in partnership with Viridis Building Services Ltd who are looking to recruit an Apprentice Engineer. This will be a developmental role to learn the basic principles and gain experience in design engineering for energy efficiency. We combine economic, social and environmental development so that Viridis Building Services Ltd provides sustainable solutions that work to benefit our clients and the built environment. At the heart of our sustainable design engineering are sound core engineering principles built upon significant experience in building services consulting, m&e contracting and renewable & low carbon technologies. Our engineering satisfies technically, financially and operationally.


Viridis Building Services Ltd


Newark Beacon

Cafferata Way


NG24 2TN

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Training provider

  • Technical Design/Draughts person at a level 3
  • Vision Business is part of the West Nottinghamshire College Group.  West Nottinghamshire College is one of the largest and most successful colleges in the country with a well-earned reputation for excellence particularly in the areas of apprenticeships. The college was named a national Beacon College in 2009. With 30,000 students nationwide and links with over 2,000 employers, we are a high-profile centre of education that is well known for producing work-ready, ambitious and highly-skilled individuals.  We offer apprenticeships, advanced apprenticeships and adult apprenticeships in a range of sector specialisms
  • An apprenticeship is an on the job learning programme that allows you, the apprentice, to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards theory elements in addition to putting the theory into practice, some of this will be in your own time
  • As part of your apprenticeship and dependent on your prior attainment you may be required to complete Maths, English and ICT Functional Skills which are an integral part of your apprenticeship.   Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition
  • Vision Business will also work with you to ensure your knowledge of Employment Rights and Responsibilities are at the required level for an apprentice
  • Should you have any questions or wish to discuss this or any other vacancy please call the Vision Apprentices team on 01623 627191 extension 8799

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Engineering Design and Draughtsperson

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Vision West Nottinghamshire College


Shannon Wilson 01623 627 191

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017