Apprentice Design and Draughtsperson (Engineering Level 3) Saint-Gobain BPB Ltd

An Apprentice Draftsperson plays a pivotal role in supporting & collaborating with engineers by producing designs & drawings focusing on equipment & layout as well as supporting various engineering disciplines, including electrical, control and instrumentation with designs, creating CAD models & drawings critical for industrial and projects.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    25 days holiday plus 8 bank holidays, non-discretionary bonus, maximum potential 12% of annual salary based on company/personal objectives, health & wellbeing, lifestyle and financial benefits, plus others perks and opportunities

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8:30am-4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 36.25

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Key accountabilities:

  • Produce accurate CAD models and engineering drawings in compliance with national and industry health and safety regulations
  • Interpret technical information from specifications and stakeholders to develop effective design solutions
  • Review engineering drawings to identify inaccuracies and propose solutions to ensure technical compliance
  • Design ideas and concepts to solve challenges
  • Evaluate and designs to determine cost-effective solutions
  • Demonstrate understanding of engineering codes and standards.
  • Understand and demonstrate ability to use CAD systems in 2 and 3 D modelling
  • Ability to clearly document and record management and change control
  • Understand the application of and relevance of building Information modelling.
  • Uphold company management systems, policies, and procedures throughout the design process
  • Demonstrate a commitment to ethics, sustainability, and continuous improvement in engineering design

The job is a support role, but it is expected that the apprentice in the role will build the knowledge and expertise on process and equipment design to support the development on new equipment.

The training you will be getting


  • Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Engineering Design and Draughtsperson
  • Further course information:

Delivery Method:

  • Apprentices attend Loughborough College 1 day a week, where units relevant to the apprenticeship will be taught. College attendance is during term time only.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

This apprenticeship program provides a comprehensive foundation in engineering design and draughting, offering opportunities for career progression within design and draft or Mechanical engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative, Time-keeping


GCSE or equivalent 5 subjects including Maths, English and Science (Grade C / 4 or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Additional training to take place at Loughborough College to develop knowledge, skills and behaviours in accordance to this Apprenticeship. Please ensure you are able to travel before applying. Loughborough College reserves the right to withdraw this vacancy before the end date, following consultation with the employer.

About the employer

Saint-Gobain is the worldwide leader in light and sustainable construction-designing, manufacturing and distributing solutions for construction and industry. Saint Gobain was established in the year 1665 and have grown to employ 179,000 people, with over 100 different nationalities working with us in 76 countries. This really helps us in our corporate and social responsibilities in helping us with our purpose which is to “make the world a better home” and specifically contribute to our target of zero carbon by 2050. As a business, Saint-Gobain designs, manufactures, and distributes materials and solutions that have a positive impact on each of us and provide wellbeing, quality of life and performance, all while caring for the planet. Our materials and solutions can be found everywhere in our living places and in daily life; in buildings, transportation, infrastructure and in many industrial applications. They provide comfort, performance and safety while addressing the challenges of sustainable construction, resource efficiency and climate change. Saint Gobain has more than 30 brands in the UK. This apprenticeship will work for BPB Ltd, Gyproc, GMT team who provide Project Engineering Services to multiple Saint-Gobain Gypsum businesses around the world. We develop, design, and build new gypsum factories and update existing sites with new equipment and processes.


Saint-Gobain BPB Ltd


Saint-Gobain Technical Centre

East Leake

LE12 6JT

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Training provider


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


Recruitment Team

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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