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Apprentice Digital Design Engineer VOESTALPINE METSEC PLC

This role with provide you with the relevant skills and experience for a career as an Project Designer. You will be using computer aided design software to produce detailed surveying drawings, both in 2D and 3D software. This is an office based role, and will involve communicating with customers, clients and other staff via email and telephone.

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Closing date: 12 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08:30-17:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day to day tasks will include:

- Preparing detailed designs for projects using 2D and 3D CAD
- Communicating designs to the design team and customers
- Preparing simple commercial schedules and reports
- Preparing initial design briefs, using a digital workflow
- Assessing and reporting on quality standards of the projects via the digital environment
- Plan and carry out surveys

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

The following qualifications will be gained:

- English and Maths will be required to be demonstrated at Level 2;
- BTEC Level 3  Construction and the Built Environment or Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment
- NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Built Environment Design.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will have the chance to work as a qualified CAD Technician, which in turn can lead on to senior level roles within the organisation, or open opportunities for progression outside of the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Interest in Design Engineering, Competent in Microsoft program


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

Things to consider

The role of a digital engineering apprentice could be the first step into a varied and exciting career! You will need to have an interest in engineering and design, 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

Metsec has been manufacturing from it’s site on Oldbury since 1931. The group has 500 locations in 50 countries on all 5 continents. Metsec is part of voestalpine’s metal forming division (tubes and sections), a leading global provider of high quality metal processing solutions, particularly special tubes and sections, special steel and complex components for the automotive and many other industries.




Broadwell Road


West Midlands

B69 4HF

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Digital engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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