Apprentice Digital Engineering Technician

Rendel Ltd

This is a varied role, providing you with the all the relevant skills and experience for a successful career in this area. Day to day tasks will include: Preparing detailed designs for projects using 2D and 3D CAD. Communicating designs to the design team and clients

Apprenticeship summary

Annual wage £16,000.00
Working week Monday - Friday, 0830 - 1730 (including 1 hour lunch break)
Total hours per week: 40.00
Expected duration 4 years
Possible start date 20 Oct 2020
Apprenticeship level Advanced Level 3 (A level)
Reference number VAC001651221
Positions 1 available

This is an exciting opportunity to join Rendel as an apprentice. You will be part of the design team, responsible for producing CAD drawings in 2D and 3D.

You will be part of the design team, responsible for:

  • Producing 2D CAD drawings that will be used to construct engineering projects
  • Producing 3D CAD models to be used for the manufacture of engineering construction projects
  • Attend design team meetings
  • Attend site visits from time to time
  • Liaise with clients, customers, colleagues and suppliers via telephone, email and face to face
  • Work as part of a team to produce drawings that will be used to make specific construction related projects
  • Using BIM methods, processes, and procedures

For the right person, there is the opportunity to develop skills in design and drawing techniques within a fast-paced, busy workplace. On completion of your apprenticeship, you will be able to produce drawings and designs to industry standards and regulations, including BIM.

As an Apprentice; you will initially attend the Cadcoe Academy for a 16 week course 4 days a week, where you will learn how to use CAD software for 2D and 3D modelling.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Computer literacy is essential:

  • Candidates must be competent in Word, Excel, and Outlook
  • Experience of CAD software is not essential as full training will be given

Candidates should have:

  • Good attention to detail
  • Problem solving skills
  • Excellent numerical skills
  • A general interest in design and engineering

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn a new skill
  • Tenacity and resilience
  • Commitment, drive and flexibility
  • The confidence to communicate effectively at all levels

Desired qualifications

  • 3 GCSE passes (A-C/ 8-4 or equivalent), including mathematics, English and a Science, or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

  • Once you have completed your apprenticeship, you will have the chance to work as a qualified digital engineering technician, which in turn can lead on to design office manager or other senior level roles within the organisation
  • There is also the opportunity to study for a degree

Things to consider

  • The role of a digital engineering apprentice could be the first step into a varied and exciting career! You will need to have an interest in engineering and design, alongside the ability to manage your time well and work to strict deadlines
  • The role is mainly office-based, but there will also be opportunities to visit different sites, where you will be able to see what you have designed come to life.  You will need to be aware of, and work to different industry standards
  • A mentor will work alongside you to support your development during the apprenticeship but you will also need to take responsibility for managing your own workload and show initiative

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