We are seeking a motivated and detail-oriented individual to join our team as a CAD Apprentice. This apprenticeship offers hands-on experience and training in the field of computer-aided design.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 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

    Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    05 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Conduct detailed analysis of design requirements, specifications, and project objectives to develop innovative mechanical design solutions.
  • Utilise CAD software and other design tools to create detailed 2D drawings and 3D models of mechanical components, ensuring accuracy, functionality, and compliance with industry standards and regulations.
  • Conduct material selection and evaluation, considering factors such as mechanical properties, corrosion resistance, weight optimisation, and cost-effectiveness.
  • Develop and maintain comprehensive documentation, including design specifications, engineering drawings, and technical reports, ensuring accurate and up-to-date records throughout the design and development process.
  • Commit to learning fast and learning by doing, through the use of prototypes, simulation and other testing and validation.
  • Learn the technical documentation such as quality documentations, certifications, quality assurance, non-compliance reporting, customer specifications and project management requirements for D3-UK.

The training you will be getting

Engineering Design and Draughtsperson standard Level 3 (A level)

All training will be delivered in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Creative, Initiative


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

About the employer

D3-UK Ltd is an independent engineering consultancy operating out of the North East of England, we pride ourselves on becoming partners with our clients by ensuring a common alignment with their processes, the people and the companies goals. Since our establishment in 1998, we have successfully worked with leading clients across different industries both nationally and internationally, to design and develop influential new products/solutions and improve existing designs of varying technological complexity. Through our in-house resources and approved supply chain we are able to offer a turnkey engineering service, from initial conceptual design through to build & testing. Our goal at D3 is simple, we aim to deliver a complete engineering service for your organisation, reducing developments costs, time and providing a satisfactory, high-quality service/product.







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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

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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