CAD Technician Apprenticeship - Level 3 - Junior CAD Technician Apprentice - Lincoln Steve Gilman Design Ltd

A fantastic opportunity for school/college leaver who has undertaken studies in Construction

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Closing date: 24 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 9.00-17.00

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Our multi-disciplinary civil and structural engineering practice provides professional design and consultancy services across a variety of sectors. With an extensive client base, we are looking to recruit a suitable candidate who wishes to play a vital role in its continued expansion. In-house training will be given, as well as additional support from external agencies, where required, in order to develop the role further.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Undertake CAD drawing/detailing associated with all aspects of structural/civil design.
  • Liaise and communicate with other members of the design team (internal and external)
  • Assist design team in producing and issuing designs

Apprentices must show commitment to the following:

  • To achieve apprentice framework (Key Skills, NVQ and Technical Certificate) within the specified time frame
  • Attend the apprenticeship induction programme
  • Attend all of the training sessions for the programme whenever necessary
  • Undertake any other required development work as part of the apprenticeship programme as requested
  • Any other duties as deemed appropriate by senior staff.
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed by an assessor
  • Framework.

Apprenticeship start throughout the year and are open to any age of candidate.

It is important that qualifications are listed on your application no matter what the grade, as your application is sifted and sent to the employer based on meeting the Employers Vacancy Criteria.

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Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A keen interest in construction will be required
  • Some experience in AutoCAD
  • Excellent IT skills (Microsoft Office etc)

Personal qualities

  • Professional manner, with good written and verbal communication skills
  • Able to manage own workload to agreed timescales
  • Work seamlessly, and with enthusiasm, as part of a small team
  • Be highly motivated

Qualifications required

  • Minimum 5 GCSE A-C to include English, Math & Science

Future prospects

Possible progression onto IstructE technician membership and design training.

Things to consider

Please provide a mobile telephone number on your application, if successful, an invitation via text message will be sent to you, to attend college for approval on the apprenticeship programme. It is essential you attend this interview to process in full your application to the employer. Please note that certificates showing acquired qualifications are required as part of your application, please bring with you the following information to your approval meeting at college: • Photographic proof of ID • Qualification certificates • National Insurance Number • Updated CV Please send your updated CV before the vacancy closing date Please ensure in the subject box of your email that you type your “Full Name” and “Apprenticeship Subject Area” If you require help with putting together a CV or Interview skills, please contact: 01226 216 123 for our FREE Workshops. Please ensure travel to this employer's location is realistic and something you could commit to.

About the employer

Steve Gilman Design Ltd was formed in 2004 and is a civil and structural engineering design consultancy based just south of Lincoln. The company has a very strong reputation for efficient, reliable and innovative design and is trusted by our clients to advise on all types of structural and civil engineering projects both locally and throughout the UK. The practice provides a range of design services to private homeowners and commercial clients alike. Our professionally qualified personnel work closely with clients, agents and contractors to develop value engineered solutions. Our projects, which vary from minor alterations and extensions, to major new buildings and refurbishment schemes are always carefully considered, accurately detailed and delivered to satisfy our clients specific requirements.


Steve Gilman Design Ltd


Lychgate Barn

Church Lane



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Training provider

Training to be completed on site and time at Barnsley College

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering and manufacturing > Engineering Design and Draughtsperson

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Barnsley College


Richard Willis 01226 216 166

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Closing date: 24 Sep 2017