Apprentice Electrical Engineer (CAD-systems focus) TOTAL AUTOMATED SOLUTIONS LIMITED

This is a great opportunity to join an outstanding team. Working for company owners who value you and provide opportunities for you to learn and develop. No two days are the same. An apprenticeship with us can be the first step on the path to a successful career in Engineering. The future is exciting – start yours with Total Automated Solutions. Preparing electrical schematics in CAD for workshop implementation to project manager defined specifications.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Workshop hours between Monday-Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm. No shifts, evenings or weekends expected.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 May 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

What if you could work with a team that is happy to share their knowledge and work collaboratively together.  Where differences are recognised and welcomed, contributions encouraged and where you will feel able to be yourself at work. 

For over 15 years, Total Automated Solutions have built both an outstanding team, and a great reputation across multiple industry sectors. We offer a wide range of automated engineering solutions, and we listen to our clients’ individual needs to tailor our services to their specific requirement.

This is a great opportunity for an Electrical Engineering Apprentice who wants to focus on CAD-systems whilst working for Total Automated Solutions (TAS).

You will be reporting to the management team and providing technical support to Installation and Electrical Engineers through preparing technical CAD-drawings, as part of the drawing team.

Duties include (but are not limited to):

  • Acquiring knowledge of inhouse CAD software
  • Preparing electrical schematics in CAD for workshop implementation to project manager defined specifications
  • Increase knowledge to work on more complicated systems with confidence
  • Updating and modifying drawings post-build
  • Relay logic and PLC based automation system design
  • Electrical schematic preparation for onsite teams
  • Support the consultation process for schemes and proposals
  • Production of drawings using Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Complete the Engineering Design Draughtsperson Apprenticeship, maintaining regular attendance and achievement levels

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

Engineering Design and Draughtsperson Apprenticeship Level 3

Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Level 3

What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Engineering Design and Draughtsperson and will include the following:

Comply with and work within health and safety requirements and company policies and procedures at all times.

Know and understand how to employ the appropriate use of computer-based technology including 2D and 3D modelling.

Know and understand the common engineering principles and the application of maths and science to engineering and understand the impact of relevant factors that are important to the design e.g. the context in which you are working, the materials, components, assemblies, cost, quality, safety, security, risk, environmental impact, ergonomics, aesthetics, the end use and purpose of the design.

Know and understand the relevance and application of Building Information Modelling (BIM).

Understand and demonstrate how to use effective communication and interpersonal skills, showing sensitivity to others and working collaboratively.

Know and understand Process and Instrument Diagrams (P&ID).

Know and understand mechanical annotation including geometrical tolerances, limits and fits, surface finishes.

Know and understand about the general arrangements of structures showing multiple materials including: steel, concrete, masonry, timber.

You will also work towards the Level 3 diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End-Point Assessment (EPA) professional discussion will be based.

Method of delivery:
A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

How will I be assessed?
Successful achievement of the End Point Assessment will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will include:

Knowledge test - the knowledge test assesses the apprentice’s ability to apply their core knowledge and discipline specific knowledge and includes multiple choice and scenario based written answers.
Practical test – this tests the apprentice’s ability to define and detail a fit-for-purpose solution and so demonstrate the core skills learnt, the underpinning technical knowledge for the different disciplines (piping, structural, mechanical, electrical, control and instrumentation) and safety awareness and attention to detail.
Structured interview – this takes place after successful completion of the knowledge test and the practical test. This will enable the apprentice to showcase how they combine their core skills, technical knowledge and core behaviours in order to carry out their occupational role effectively.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprenticeship could lead to full-time employment as a junior engineer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 5/C or above (higher)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent science or technical subject (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

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About the employer

Established in 2007, Total Automated Solutions Ltd (TAS) is a Control and Instrumentation company. We offer broad experience working across diverse industry sectors, including processing, manufacturing, water and wastewater treatment, hospitality, airports, energy, environment and remote service management. We also provide feasibility and process improvement studies, obsolescence management and emergency response to plant/process breakdowns.




Unit 19a, Centre Park

Marston Moor Business Park, Tockwith


YO26 7QF

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Training provider




01904 770368

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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