Apprentice Structural Engineering Technician WM SAUNDERS PARTNERSHIP

Wm Saunders have an exciting opportunity for a bright, enthusiastic apprentice to join their multi-disciplinary team as a Structural Engineering Technician. You will be working as a member of our structural engineering team on a wide variety of interesting building projects nationwide for private and public sector clients.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage will be reviewed after initial 3 months. Benefits: • Pension contribution • Private healthcare package • Participation in professional training courses • 22 days holidays per year plus close down between Christmas and the New Year

  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 9.00am to 5.30pm 37.5hours

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    39 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The primary role of the Structural Engineering Technician will be as a technical draughtsperson (aka CAD Technician), using industry standard CAD software including AutoCAD and Revit to produce structural engineering drawings on a wide variety of buildings and other structures. 

Initially, the technician will be carefully guided by engineers and more senior technicians in their daily work, but will gain more responsibility and independence as they gain experience.  

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Assist senior technicians and engineers with project drawing administration
  • Ensure that drawing registers are kept up to date
  • Ensure drawings are issued to the appropriate people on a project

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

  • Civil Engineeering Technician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3
  • Apprentices will complete a Diploma in Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 formal qualification.
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Civil Engineering (603/1217/8)
  • This Apprenticeship is delivered on a day-release basis with attendance for one day per week at Lincoln College
  • You will receive the following training in addition to the Apprenticeship Standard:
    • AutoCAD
    • Revit
    • In-house training on all company policies and procedures.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Employment and progression within the organisation may be possible upon successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Apprentices could go on to study HNC/HNDs/ apprenticeship Degrees in their subject or could move into full-time employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Presentable, Professional Manner


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*/9 to C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (ideally Physics) (Grade A*/9 to C/4) Desired

Things to consider

• The ability to work as part of a team of 9 in an open-plan office and possess good communication skills. • Own transportation is desirable but not essential.

About the employer

William Saunders is a multi-disciplinary practice of architects, engineers and related construction disciplines, providing a comprehensive professional service to clients across all sectors.







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Training provider



Margaret or Ruby

01522 876284

Apprenticeship standard

Civil engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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