Apprentice Architectural Technician CRICKMAY STARK ARCHITECTS LTD

If you are creative and interested in building design, construction and the built environment, and you enjoy working as part of a team but also like to use your own initiative, are good at problem solving and have attention to detail, then our vacancy for an Apprentice Architectural Technician could be just right for you.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

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

    4 days per week (excl. weekends) 8.30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at our Dorchester office plus 1 day per week at Exeter College 9.a.m to 5 p.m. (visit Exeter College for further course info)

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Working alongside a team of architects and technologists, our Apprentice Architectural Technician will:

  • Carry out measured surveys in order for technical drawings to be prepared.
  • Carry out relevant searches/enquiries/site analysis for the provision of detailed plans and necessary permissions.
  • Draft and edit drawings, visuals, technical specifications, and other documentation using relevant software e.g. CAD, MS office.
  • Liaise with regulatory bodies e.g. Local Authority Building Control and Planning, as required
  • Respond to email and telephone enquiries and action as appropriate.
  • Attend meetings and prepare minutes as required.

The training you will be getting

The apprentice will be based at our Dorchester office for four days a week "learning on the job" and attend college one day per week at Exeter College Future Skills Centre to study the Level 4 HNC in Architectural Technology. Exeter College deliver this course over 24 months.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Architectural Technologist (CIAT)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative


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

Things to consider

The role requires the job holder to be able to climb ladders, ascend/descend scaffolding, and generally walk about construction sites safely - a reasonable level of physical fitness is therefore required.

About the employer

Crickmay Stark Architects is a multi-disciplinary practice with a history going back to the 1850's. We are a friendly team of architects and technologists with a wealth of experience across a vast range of projects in residential, commercial and community settings.








Daniel Cantrell

01305 262636

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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

Construction design and build technician

Level 4 (Higher national Certificate)

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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