You will learn to produce plans, elevations and sections using AutoCAD software in line with Architects and Engineers designs and specifications and will gain an understanding of the entire construction process following completion of design.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Subject to review after 6 months service

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Design/Draughtsperson Role:


·         Learn how to design JPJ products to comply with Architects and Engineers designs and specifications using AutoCAD software.


·         Updating drawings to As Built Status.


·         Producing part fabrication drawings and compiling hardware quantity lists.


·         Participate in handover meetings with the estimator, project manager and fabrication teams.


·         Attend any external client/architect meetings as required (with mentor/another senior member of staff).


·         Assist the design department with workshop scheduling when required.


·         Gain an understanding of design adherence to health and safety legislation, sustainable building standards, and industry codes of practice and regulations.


·         Learn to respond to technical queries and make recommendations to overcome any issues.


·         An opportunity to learn to use other 2D and 3D software (for example Revit and solidworks). 


Design Document Control and Administrative Duties:

·         Downloading, uploading and maintaining drawings on Principle Contractor document and control websites.

·         Ensure that documents are accurately labelled, indexed and stored in a manner that allows for easy retrieval.

·         Update design status on the JPJ in-house ERP/IT system.

·         Undertake general office duties, including the drafting of emails, photocopying, printing documents, answering the phone etc.

The training you will be getting

You will work towards the Engineering Design and Draughting Level 3 apprenticeship. After successful completion you will gain a Level 3 BTEC in Construction and the Built Environment. 

This will be undertaken with the training T3 Training and Development. The majority of the learning will take place via remote delivery from your workplace. There will be occassional face to face training that will take place in Barsnely or Nuneaton. 20% of your working week will be spent on off-the-job learning/training. 

Functional skills in maths and English, if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenitcehip opportunity allows you to work within a busy SME in the construciton industry. We have a purpose built factory as well as our own installation teams and therefore there is scope to learn the entire construction process from estimating to final account. Upon completion of the Level 3 apprenticeship, there is opportunity to progress and undertake further learning, whether this is related to design or another area within the business. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Grade A-C/4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Construction related GCSE (Grade Grade A-C/4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Design related GCSE (Grade Grade A-C/4-9) Desired

Things to consider

This role will require occasional site visits within London and the South East. These will always be alongside a mentor or another senior member of the Company.

About the employer

JPJ Installations are a construction subcontractor specialising in Kawneer windows, doors and curtain walling. Our projects typically range in value from £10,000 - £4M on behalf of many Main Contractors including Willmott Dixon, Kier, Morgan Sindall and Laing O’Rourke.




7 Bradbury Drive





Amy Upton

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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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