Design Co-ordinator Apprentice STEPNELL LIMITED

We are currently looking for architectural design students/graduates to join our friendly and supportive team. You will be working as part of a regional team alongside trained professionals to deliver work to the highest standards. You will gain competencies in a wide range of architectural and design techniques.

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Closing date: 31 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 6 (Degree with honours)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This role would be based in our Southern construction team
based in Eastleigh. Successful applicants will work on a
number of live construction sites and in the office. You must
have a genuine interest in architecture and design and want
to work in the construction industry.

You will gain competencies in a wide range of skills and
expect to undertake the following:

  • Managing the information flow from designers to the construction team whilst ensuring drawings and designs are produced on time, to a high quality, and are easy to understand
  • Overseeing the design process using technical expertise
    Working with clients to ensure that their expectations are met
  • Reviewing designs with health and safety in mind
    Avoiding errors and reducing financial risk during construction
  • Maintaining thorough documentation of the design process
  • Keeping up-to-date with changing building legislation and codes  of practice relating to design

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

  • Architect (integrated degree)
  • A degree qualification in architecture (Part 1) that must be prescribed by the ARB

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential permanent role within the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


A Level or equivalent A Level or equivalent A levels or BTEC (Grade Minimum 120 UCAS points) Essential

Things to consider

25 days holiday plus bank holidays. Contributory pension Stepnell are committed to your personal and professional development. You will receive continuous on the job training and professional development. Most of all you will be a part of the Stepnell Family, who are a team of motivated and inspiring individuals wanting to play their part in changing the industry and making a difference. Excellent career prospects are available for those with the drive and ability to achieve. Opportunities to progress to management, earn more money and build a successful career.

About the employer

At Stepnell we ensure that our clients realise their visions. Whatever their challenges, our depth of expertise and holistic approach gives our clients the confidence that every aspect of their project will be efficiently executed, to the highest standards, in a refreshingly collaborative manner Stepnell is a complete construction partner with proven end-to-end project lifecycle expertise. We serve a broad spectrum of private and public sector clients, ensuring they realise their vision by providing a more holistic approach to project design, build, management and delivery. We are an established, mature business with the resources and infrastructure to deliver larger, more challenging projects with a value up to £30 million. We’re ambitious, and continue to grow our business; but despite our stature, we remain a family business at heart. We combine the focus and accessibility of a regional contractor, with a depth of technical competency, professional capability and national reach usually reserved only for larger organisations. With over 150 years’ heritage in the industry, and an experienced, commercially responsible management team setting direction, Stepnell is a well-capitalised and financially resilient business. With over £58 million in net assets we are stable and secure – a low risk for any prospective client.




Unit 3, Stepnell House

Tollgate, Chandler's Ford


SO53 3LU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Architectural assistant (integrated degree)

Level 6 (Degree with honours)

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