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Computer Aided Design Apprentice BALCO BALCONY SYSTEMS LTD

To assist the Balco UK Sales team with CAD drawings. Fantastic opportunity to be part of a growing UK business, with strong links to headquarters and in-house production facilities in the Småland city of Växjö in southern Sweden. We also have subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.

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Closing date: 18 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    02 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main Duties:

  • Supporting Director of UK Sales in activity with key clients
  • Learning how to produce accurate designs
  • The levitate balcony system will be main project work initially
  • Working mainly with new-build sector
  • Use of design platform INVENTOR (similar to SOLIDWORKS)

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Design and Draughtsperson (Diploma Tech Cert):

• Edexcel Level 3 Diploma in Engineering
• EAL Level 3 NVQ Extended Diploma in Engineering Technical Support
• EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence) - Non Mandatory
• Level 2 Functional Skills in English & Maths (If required, exemptions apply)

Delivery is face to face, once a week at our Bridgwater campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Professional registration is subject to candidates successfully completing this apprenticeship and undergoing professional review.

Opportunity to work full-time within design team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to European HQ in Vaxjo, Sweden and other areas such as Copenhagen & Poland.

About the employer

Balco is the market leader in an industry where we develop, manufacture, sell and are responsible for the installation of our own manufactured open and glazed balcony systems. Our balcony systems are used in new builds, renovations and to upgrade existing balconies. Our broad customer segment includes tenant-owner associations, municipal housing companies, private property owners, architects and developers. Our headquarters and in-house production facilities are in the Småland city of Växjö in southern Sweden, and we have subsidiaries in Norway, Denmark, Finland, the UK, Germany, Poland and the Netherlands.




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Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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