We are looking for 5 x Electrical CAD apprentices to join the team in Riding Mill, Northumberland. You will gain a wide and varied understanding of engineering design along with an understanding of electrical systems.

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Closing date: 01 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.00pm and Friday, 7.30am - 1.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting into the Director and management team the apprentices will:

  • Learn Electrical Design Principles: Acquire a solid understanding of electrical design concepts, tools, and methodologies under the guidance of experienced engineers.wings for operation, service and assembly manuals
  • Contribute to Design Projects: Collaborate with the design team to contribute ideas and assist in the creation of electrical designs for a range of engineering projects
  • Contribute to Design Projects: Collaborate with the design team to contribute ideas and assist in the creation of electrical designs for a range of engineering projects
  • Utilise CAD Software: Gain proficiency in Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software to create and modify electrical schematics, layouts, and other design documentation (E-Plan).
  • Assist in System Integration: Work closely with the engineering team to ensure seamless integration of electrical components into larger systems, optimising performance and efficiency.
  • Participate in Testing: Assist in testing activities to validate the functionality and reliability of electrical designs, identifying and addressing any issues that arise
  • Documentation and Reporting: Prepare clear and concise technical documentation, including drawings, specifications, and reports, ensuring accuracy and adherence to project requirements
  • The role is office based although site visits to electrical suppliers, workshops etc are an integral part of the role
  • Develop and support other Osbit engineering staff – to ensure a positive team spirit
  • Ensure that the management system and safety procedures are followed and applied
  • Participate in training and development programs as required by the company
  • Undertake further education in Electrical engineering (day release basis)
  • There will be times when you may be required to undertake additional tasks, duties and responsibilities within your capabilities
  • The Company reserves the right to vary your tasks, duties and responsibilities at any time and from time to time according to its business needs

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards an Engineering Design and Draftsperson Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position upon completion of the 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 and maths (Grade 6 /B or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 6 / b or above) Essential

About the employer

At Osbit, we design and build quality, cost-effective engineered systems to support a range of offshore wind and oil & gas operations. We deliver safe, bespoke equipment On Spec, Budget and In Time – every time. We are flexible and responsive, tailoring each project to suit our clients’ demands. We know that productivity equals profits – that’s why we provide quality, cost-effective support. Whatever your offshore engineering needs, we’ll take your problems and own them until we solve them. It’s as simple as that. Ultimately, it’s not just what we do, it’s how we do it that really sets us apart.







NE44 6AW

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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

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

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