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Apprentice Engineer (Level 6 Degree Apprenticeship)

6 Springwood Drive, Springwood Industrial Estate, Braintree, CM7 2YN
£19,000.00 annually
Closing date
8 Feb 2023

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
Start Date
What will the apprentice be doing?

CAD Team:
  • Contribute to production engineering and liaise with the manufacturing department, producing high quality dxf files for programme input to the CNC/Plasma machine
  • Undertake a wide range of design work, producing reinforced concrete foundation drawings, steelwork fabrication drawings and 2D and 3D elevation design drawings
  • Create design drawings using the companies BIM software 'Tekla'
  • Create accurate material schedules for material ordering

Engineering Team:
  • Undertake steel tower (GDC) assessments using MSTower / TOADS and existing appraisal spreadsheets
  • Undertake site and client visits as required
  • Undertake steelwork structural design including steel member design checks and connection design, using analysis software STaad Pro, design spreadsheets and hand calculations
  • Undertake foundation design

Projects/Sales Team:
  • Co-ordinate telecoms project work, liaising with client, design and site teams
  • Monitor and track project budgets and deliver steelwork projects within budget
  • Ensure steelwork works orders (WO) are successfully issued into the factory and that programme milestones are understood and agreed.
  • Co-ordinate project deliveries to site to ensure construction work is started and completed on time.
  • Sequencing and programming of site works with third parties and service providers
  • Managing CDM and H&S obligations through life cycle of a project
  • Estimating and Quoting projects

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
  • The apprentice will be working towards the Manufacturing Engineer Level 6 apprenticeship standard
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
  • The successful candidate upon completion of the initial rotation around the main engineering departments, will progress their career as either a Civil/Structural Engineer, Project Manager or CAD Designer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Desire to learn and be curious


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English, maths and science (Grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths, science and/or Level 3 Engineering (Grade C or above or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

This industry start their day early so you need to be a morning person!

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