Costing and CAD Engineering Business Administrator Apprentice LASER IT LIMITED

You will learn how to calculate customer’s prices from their engineering drawings, to program the parts from those same engineering drawings and to sell, take orders and enter onto the in-house manufacturing system. You will create jobs card for the shop floor, book out those jobs, record completion and generally liaise with customers.

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Closing date: 05 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,296.00 to £20,319.00

    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 - Thursday, 8.45am - 5.00pm and Friday, 8.45am - 2.30pm. One 15 minute unpaid break. Two 15 minute paid breaks.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This is a great opportunity to spend time in every aspect of the business, from sales to invoicing.

There will be a strong customer liaison element and daily duties will include:

  • Use of MS Office (Excel, Word, Access, Outlook)
  • Phone calls with customers
  • Meetings with customers
  • Order entry
  • Booking out
  • Raising invoices
  • Liaising with shopfloor personnel
  • Generally assisting where required

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Business Administration Apprenticeship Standard
  • Attendance of 1 workshop a month for the first 6 months
  • Assessor visits the workplace once the workshops have finished to prepare you for your End Point Assessment
  • If you have not already achieved a C/4 + in both maths and English (or equivalent) and cannot provide evidence in the form of a certificate, you will also need to achieve Functional skills at Level 2, in both Numeracy and Literacy. This will include sitting an exam
  • You will be given some of your working week dedicated to your apprentice studies, or Off the Job Training, to carry out self-supported study, compiling your portfolio or completing work set by your assessor
  • End point assessment to achieve your final apprenticeship grade

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Previous apprentices have been successful in securing permanent positions, promotion is available and based on merit, although this cannot be guaranteed

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Logical, Motivated, Some engineering knowledge, Ability to understand drawings


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or equivalent) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Engineering (Grade PASS +) Desired

Things to consider

The successful candidate will need to have a level of engineering understanding, the ability to read engineering drawings (to a simple level) and good interpersonal skills for customer liaison. All skills will be taught but an initial level of understanding would be preferable.

About the employer

Laser cutting, sheetmetal and fabrication company requires a Business Administration Apprentice to help with costing/quoting, CAD programming and office administration within a small team of 8 office based personnel.




Unit 26

Lavenham Road

Beeches Industrial Estate

BS37 5QX

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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Chloe Webb


Apprenticeship standard

Business administrator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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