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Apprentice Structural Steel Draughtsman VALLEY STRUCTURAL SOLUTIONS LIMITED

This is a varied role, providing you with all the relevant skills and experience for a successful career in this area. Day to day tasks will include preparing fabrication packages for steel building projects using 2D AutoCAD and Tekla 3D CAD.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Hours TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is an exciting opportunity to join Valley Structural Solutions Ltd as an apprentice.

Duties will include: 

  • You will be part of a busy, expanding drawing office, responsible for producing CAD drawings in 2D and 3D
  • For the right person, there is the opportunity to develop skills in CAD and drawing techniques within a fast-paced, busy workplace
  • On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be able to produce drawings & fabrication packages to industry standards and regulations, including BIM

As an apprentice, you will initially undertake a 9 week course with Cadcoe where you will learn how to use CAD software for 2D and 3D modelling. This is delivered by a virtual learning environment. However, you will be required to attend the college facility in Dudley for block release training at certain times of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literacy is essential: Candidates must be competent in Word, Excel and Outlook 
  • Experience of CAD software is not essential as full training will be given

Candidates should have:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent numerical skills

Personal qualities

  • The confidence to communicate effectively at all levels
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Willingness to learn a new skill
  • Tenacity and resilience
  • Commitment, drive and flexibility
  • A general interest in design and engineering

Desired qualifications

  • 4 GCSE passes (A-C/8-4 or equivalent), must include mathematics & English

Future prospects

Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will have the chance to work as a qualified Structural Steel Draughtsman, which in turn can lead to project managing your own jobs and liaising with architects, engineers and site managers or other senior level roles within the industry.

Things to consider

The role of an apprentice Steel Draughtsman could be the first step into a varied and exciting career! You will need to have an interest in engineering and Construction, alongside the ability to manage your time well and work to strict deadlines.

The role is mainly office-based, but there will also be opportunities to visit different sites where you will be able to see what you have designed come to life. You will need to be aware of and work to different industry standards.

A mentor will work alongside you to support your development during the apprenticeship, but you will also need to take responsibility for managing your own workload and show initiative.

About the employer

Joining a highly professional, sub-contract drawing office, you will be given training and development in all areas of technical drawings and modelling, including internal and external training courses, mentoring and extensive involvement in live projects.

Valley Structural Solutions Ltd is a small business providing you with the opportunity to follow projects from start to finish and therefore increasing your exposure to more aspects of structural steel detailing and the business. We will support you on your journey towards becoming a senior draughtsman, with responsibilities rising on the back of your technical development.




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Dunkirk Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dudley College of Technology

As an apprentice, you will be required to complete the Advanced Digital Engineering Technician apprenticeship, which involves completion of projects and assignments throughout the programme.

20% of time on your apprenticeship will be allocated for study, either in college or in the workplace.

At the end of the apprenticeship, you will be required to complete an end point assessment. Following on from this, you may progress to the Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management. The duration of both apprenticeship programmes will be 4 years.

Apprenticeship standard

Digital engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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