Apprentice CAD Technician FP MCCANN LIMITED

To produce layout drawings in AutoCAD which outline the requirements of a design to be used as part of the floor installation process and for the planning and production team to manufacture against. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate to earn a salary and gain a level 3 qualification.

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Closing date: 26 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 08.30am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    27 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Initially you will spend time learning the basic commands within AutoCAD along with some product knowledge relating to the products you will be detailing (drawing).
  • When you are confident in AutoCAD, you will be shown how to use our design / detailing (drawing) package within AutoCAD to draw the product before moving on to basic layouts.
  • You will also be shown how the design office process works from receipt of an order through to delivery to site.
  • Once confident with AutoCAD, the design package and process, you will start to take on live jobs under the guidance of a mentor.
  • You will also attend a day release course to broaden your knowledge and skillset.
  • As you become more experienced in the role, you will be responsible for detailing (drawing) and managing multiple projects from approval layouts to releasing schedules (a list of products) for manufacture. Whilst still being supported, you will have less reliance on your mentor.
  • You will also be introduced to other areas of the department with involvement in the pricing and quotation of products and determining what to work on along with deciding when and what to cast.

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

  • Construction Support Technician Level 3. 
  • One day at DCG and the rest of the week at the work place. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There are excellent opportunities for progression within the company, with a strong focus on continued learning and personal development. You could stay within the design team working in 3-D utilising Tekla software or move to departments such as Estimating, Planning, Surveying or within the external Commercial and Contracts teams.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths, Science and two other subjects (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

If we are interested in taking your application further, you will receive an email from a derby college email address Please make sure that you check your inbox as well as your spam/junk folders so you do not miss out on the opportunity to apply. We reserve the right to close this vacancy before the specified closing date should we receive sufficient applications. In order to avoid missing an opportunity to apply please submit your application as early as possible.

About the employer

FP McCann is the UK’s largest manufacturer and supplier of precast concrete solutions. In Northern Ireland, we also offer Quarrying, Ready Mix, Surfacing, Dry Silo Mortar, Construction and FP McCann Homes. From our 12 UK based manufacturing facilities, FP McCann offers an extensive range of quality precast concrete solutions that include drainage and water management, tunnels and shafts, rail, power and infrastructure, walling, fencing, agricultural, flooring, filter bed systems, bespoke precast, tanks and chambers, dock leveller pit systems, box culverts, building products and architectural & structural products. At FP McCann, we can customise our solutions to ensure they create maximum value for your project, accommodating your site conditions, design requirements and construction needs.




Bullhurst Lane

Weston Underwood



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Training provider



Amy Hitch

Apprenticeship standard

Construction support technician

Level 3 (A level)

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