Genfab Limited

Apprentice CAD Operator


Genfab Limited

Training Provider:


Weekly wage £156.00
40.0 hours per week Days and shifts to be confirmed.
duration: 3 years
start: 30 March 2020
South Yorks
Advanced(level 3)
Engineering Technician Level 3 (A level) (apprenticeship standard)
6 March 2020 (application closing date)
The chosen candidate will study towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Technical Support.


This is an excellent opportunity to start your career as a CAD Engineer.

Duties will include:

  • Work alongside our main programming team helping produce 2D drawings for customer orders using SolidWorks drawing package
  • Further duties will entail Bystronic Bysoft 7 nesting software for the preparation of nested parts for the Laser cutting machines
  • Other duties may include preparing quotes and orders using Ranfab software
  • You will also be required to use various methods of communication, including the telephone and e-mail
  • You will be required to attend and successfully complete initial 25 weeks training at the AMRC Training Centre
  • Computer literacy is essential. Candidates must be competent in Word, Excel, and Outlook. Experience of CAD packages is not essential as full training will be given
  • Candidates should have good attention to detail; problem solving; excellent numerical skills; and a general interest in design and engineering

The role you will undertake is trainee CAD operator with the following duties:

  • Prepare detailed engineering designs for laser cutting and fabrication services.
  • Produce technical drawings using SolidWorks CAD Design software
  • Work with clients and contractor partners
  • Assist with the development of 2D models to contract design information and deadlines
  • Utilisation of various methods of communication as and when required

Future Prospects

The chosen candidate will study towards a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Technical Support.

Skills Required

  • Demonstrate good team working abilities
  • Have good organisation and timekeeping skills
  • Good communication skills

Qualities Required

  • Willing to learn new skills and adapt to change
  • Have an interest in engineering
  • Must have attention to detail
  • Be able to work on own initiative
  • Be a highly motivated individual

Qualifications Required

The chosen candidate must have 5 GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) including maths and English.


Training Provided

Level 3 Engineering Technician apprenticeship standard.

The Year one maintenance programme delivered at the AMRC Training Centre over a 26-week full time block programme will include the following compulsory units:

  • Handling over and confirming completion of maintenance activities 
  • Carrying out fault diagnosis on engineered systems
  • carrying out preventative planned maintenance on engineered systems
  • Maintaining mechanical equipment 
  • Maintaining electrical equipment
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