Draughtsperson Apprentice - Level 3 Advanced AWE PLC

A draughtsperson will be involved in producing engineering designs and drawings for components, structures, piping, control & instrumentation systems, and electrical systems used in industrial and commercial construction.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,000.00

    Salary increases annually.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 07:40-16:35 Alternate Fridays: 07:40-16:15 At AWE we work a 9-day fortnight allowing all employees every-other Friday off.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000215339

  • Positions

    9 available

What you will do in your working day

A draughtsperson produces engineering designs and drawings for components, structures, piping, control & instrumentation systems, and electrical systems used in industrial and commercial construction.  
 
The first part of your training will be spent in the award-winning Skills Academy whilst also attending a local college on day release. Once you’ve met the required learning, you will undertake focused professional placements across the business where you will gain knowledge of the challenges we face, problem solving, and safety requirements.  
 
The role may appeal to you if you are interested in: 

  • Technical drawings
  • Engineer drawings
  • CAD (computer aided design)
  • Design communication 

The training you will be getting

Qualification: Engineering Design & Draughtsperson Level 3 Apprenticeship

The first 2 years of training will take place on-site at our skills academy whilst attending a local college on day release.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At AWE we offer a guaranteed role for when you've finished your apprenticeship. Our apprentices have gone onto support our business in a variety of roles.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Health & Safety Aware

Qualifications

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

About the employer

For nearly 71 years, AWE has been at the forefront of nuclear weapons research and development. We have a critical mission: to provide the warheads for the UK’s ultimate deterrent – Trident. We also use our unique skills to provide wider UK government with counter-terrorism and nuclear threat reduction solutions. Our role in nuclear defence and what we do to support the UK’s nuclear deterrent, is vital in defending our country from the most extreme threats and to keeping the peace.

Employer

AWE PLC

Address

Atomic Weapons Establishment

Aldermaston

Reading

RG7 4PR

Contact

earlycareers@awe.co.uk

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Training

Training provider

AWE PLC

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

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering design and draughtsperson

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: today