Apprentice CAD Technician

The Quadrant Ipsum Court 24, Abingdon Science Park, Abingdon, OX14 3YS
£287.00 per week
10 Feb 2021
14 Jun 2021
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Higher
Start Date
These roles will involve learning various aspects of engineering design within an office environment from producing engineering drawings using Auto-CAD and modelling software to assisting engineers throughout the design process.

The key areas involved are as follows:
  • Using Auto-CAD to produce engineering layouts and details for housing developers to build from
  • Calculating areas and levels for development sites
  • Working on house plans, and apartments to draw up foundations and superstructures
  • Detailing drainage for houses and roads
  • Drawing up of details for on-site construction
  • Working with standards and details
  • Uploading and managing document issues
  • Producing sales packs for developers
  • Working with engineers and technicians across the business
  • Working alongside engineers to achieve technical approvals with statutory bodies
  • General office admin to include, folding of engineering drawings, photocopying, scanning and filing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The successful candidates will:
  • Be able to demonstrate strong IT skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office, with the confidence to pick up new IT packages quickly with support
  • Enjoy problem solving
  • Be able to demonstrate good attention to detail
  • Have good organisational skills and the ability to work with others are also important

Personal qualities

Candidates should:
  • Be self-motivated and comfortable working in a fast-moving office environment
  • Have acommitment to continued education and improvement through on the job training and day release is essential
  • Have an enquiring mind and be comfortable asking questions to check your understanding as needed

Desired qualifications

Minimum of five GCSEs graded at C/4, equivalentor above including English and mathsplus two ALevels or BTEC qualification or relevant professional experience will also be considered.

Maths or Sciences at A level/BTEC or equivalent is an advantage.

Applicants not formally meeting the entry requirements above may be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Future prospects

We hope to offer apprentices a full-time position at the end of their training. Currently we have a number of people studying degree apprenticeships. Opportunities for further professional development are actively encouraged at MJA.

Things to consider

The role is office based and will involve mainly working on a PC (with appropriate breaks).

Applicants will need to be able to travel from Abingdon to Coventry on a weekly basis to attend college, either by car or train. Travel expenses will be reimbursed.

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