We are looking for a CAD apprentice to join our team in Cramlington. You will gain a wide and varied understanding of engineering / product design along with an understanding of programming. Producing engineering designs and drawings for components, structures and systems used in industrial and commercial construction.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8am-16:00pm, Fri 7:30am – 1pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You Will Gain:

  • Gain a wide and varied understanding of engineering / product design along with an understanding of programming.
  • Work on exciting engineering projects.
  • Work towards Level 3 Engineering Apprenticeship.
  • Gain a skill for life.
  • Be exposed to exciting future career opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Responsible for learning CAD / design of products to quality standards to achieve KPI targets.
  • Gaining an understanding of different machine capabilities.
  • Gaining an understanding of different sheet metals and process within the business’s production facility.
  • Supporting continuous improvement of manufacturing processes.
  • Assisting with maintenance of Company Quality Documents.

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

You will work towards an Engineering Design and Draftsperson level 3 standard.


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

Welcome to Tyneside Lasers Ltd, where, using state of the art laser cutting technology, we can be your local supplier of a subcontract laser cutting service, adding a bespoke engineering solution to your already successful business. Based in a 9000sqft factory in Cramlington, Northumberland, we are centrally located to all major North East access roads, and, being able to operate 24hrs a day, 7 days a week, we are ideally positioned to deliver on your requirements time and again. Whether it's a one off prototype, or multiple thousands of parts in batch quantities, Tyneside Lasers will deliver on their commitment time and again. Tyneside Lasers have invested heavily and boast the newest Trumpf Fibre Laser model currently available in the UK, and have the first UK installation of the new L81 Series 3040 Fiber Tru-Laser 3040. Utilising the latest Trumpf fibre optic technology, this machine is the most advanced subcontract machine on the market, with a cut quality and production speed that's second to none.




Nelson Industrial Estate

Unit 5, Easter Park

Baker Road

NE23 1WQ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

Level 3 (A level)

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