An excellent opportunity to begin a career in engineering. Join our drawing office to detail structural steelwork and cladding using 2D and 3D modelling. Produce detailed designs for aircraft hangars, bridges, warehouses, sports stadia in the UK and worldwide. We're a brilliant team offering a supportive learning environment and a great future.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This is the starting rate. You'll have regular reviews in accordance with our progression band structure. Annual discretionary bonus.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8:15am to 5pm with 1 hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

- Work closely with your mentor to learn all aspects of steel and cladding - a unique opportunity to do both in one place!

- Use the calculations produced by our design office to detail structural steel work.

- Draw roof, wall and decking layouts and design associated trims and gutters. 

- Produce drawings used in manufacture and construction. 

- Be part of the project team delivering fantastic structures for our clients.


The training you will be getting

Based at our premises in Christchurch, Dorset.

L3 Engineering Design and Draughting apprenticeship: theory delivered by remote learning one day per week, practical on the job training four days per week.

BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment, specialist blocks delivered by remote learning periodically.

Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Gaining knowledge and experience to become a senior or principal detailer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Keen to learn


GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 6) Essential

About the employer

We are a market leading engineering company which designs, manufactures and constructs a broad range of steel buildings, bridges and their associated cladding and glazing. We've been in operation for over 100 years and have exported to over 140 countries. We take a safety first approach to everything we do. We offer a great work environment where we prioritise our employees and provide opportunities for their continuing growth and development. We'd be delighted to discuss this apprenticeship with you in more detail. Please don't hesitate to call us on 01202 483333.




3 Reid Street



BH23 2BT


Nicole Farrugia


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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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