Apprentice CAD Programmer WELDALL CANNOCK LTD

Apprentice CAD Programmer required to assist with a variety of tasks including programming CNC punch press and laser cutter, creating 3D models and flattening into 2D from customer drawings, as well as supporting our estimating team in quoting work efficiently.

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Free breakfast on Fridays

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30pm, Friday 7.30am to 3.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice CAD Programmer, your duties will include but not limited to:

  • Programming our CNC punch press and laser cutter using Jetcam
  • Creating 3D models and flattening into 2D from customer drawings
  • Using optimising software to ensure nesting is as economical as possible to ensure minimum waste
  • Supporting our estimating team in quoting work efficiently

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

This is a Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship qualification, Technical Support pathway, delivered over a period of 4 years. 

Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Foundation Competence)

Level 3 Diploma or Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

The successful candidate will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services in Aldridge, Walsall) 2.5 days per week for the first two years as part of the training.

Training at college will include the following:

Complying with statutory regulations & organisational safety requirements
Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
Using and communicating technical information
Conducting business improvement techniques (covered in induction)
Producing components using hand fitting techniques
Preparing & using lathes for turning operations
Preparing & using milling machines
General welding applications
Producing CAD models (drawings) using a CAD system
Assembling & testing fluid power systems
Wiring and testing electrical equipment circuits
Maintaining electrical equipment & systems

Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2, if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position within the CAD office. Potential progression to further develop within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Work to tight deadlines


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade 9-4) Essential

About the employer

Weldall (Cannock) Limited are a respected manufacturing company based in Cannock, Staffordshire, with an established reputation for supplying specialist bespoke welding and fabricated products for over 30 years to all different sectors of industry. We are a forward-thinking company and always looking at ways to expand and keep ahead of the curve with our continuous investment in new machinery, software and knowledge. We specialise in supporting the construction industry and generally work with materials such as Aluminium, Mild Steel and Stainless, serving the entire of the U.K.







WS11 7XN

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Training provider



Sue Fisher or Alex Jones

01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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