Apprentice CAD operator E-Z RECT LTD

The successful candidate be required to do CAD drawings for proposed shelving layouts for potential projects. They will also be required to answer telephone calls and deal with sales enquiries and when required assist in the warehouse preparing orders for dispatch.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 8:30am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Thorough training would be provided in all systems and there would be another member of the team on hand to provide support and guidance.

Duties lnclude: 

  • Produce CAD drawings
  • Taking telephone calls
  • Pricing up customer enquiries and quoting
  • Assisting preparing orders in warehouse if required
  • Computer skills
  • Liaising with customers to understand their needs and preferences, by email/phone
  • Ability to work with tools and machinery

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?


  • 13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Day release during term time (approximately 3 days a week for 1 year)
  • Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:

  • Practical assessment
  • Professional discussion

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right candidate a full time position may be offered with future career prospects within E-Z Rect. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Logical, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent 4 GCSEs, including English and maths (Grade A*- C / 9 - 4) Desired

Things to consider

Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus.  This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.  As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216.       Qualification checks   By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.     The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £5.28 per hour from April 2023 but many employers pay more than this. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training

About the employer

We are a long established manufacturer and supplier of shelving, racking and storage equipment based in Witney which is located just outside Oxford. The company (E-Z-RECT Ltd) was setup by Alan Morton and was founded in the UK in 1978. Our core E-Z-RECT products have been manufactured in Vancouver, Canada since 1963 and have been providing industry-leading storage solutions to businesses ever since. EZR Shelving is our trading name and our goal is to provide our clients and customers with the very best storage products at competitive prices. Our expert team is dedicated to finding the very best solution to your storage requirements - no matter what industry you work in. During the last 40 years we have carefully selected additional storage products to go alongside our popular boltless racking units and mobile shelving systems to provide you with a 'one-stop shop' for everything that you could possibly need for improving storage and access in your workplace.







OX28 4FH

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Training provider



Joshua Harris

01235 216 216

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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