What will the apprentice be doing?
As an apprentice technician, you will play an integral and important part within the Rail team. You will provide support to team leaders and other senior team members understanding and creating technical drawings. You will identify factors likely to affect design decisions; produce CAD (computer aided design) models and engineering drawings communicating design information to internal and external parties.
You will gain valuable knowledge of the various techniques and methods used to design, build and maintain structural engineering projects on time and on budget. Through our apprenticeship programme, you will acquire knowledge of appropriate technical and engineering principles relating to the design, delivery and maintenance of infrastructure and buildings. You will learn knowledge of time management, communication skills, and effective team working.
As an apprentice technician you will learn and develop your skills in CAD and BIM to select and use appropriate scientific, technical, and engineering principles, techniques and methods to contribute to the design and delivery of infrastructure and building projects.
You will comply to safe working practices and be able to identify hazards and assess risks.
You will be required to enrol and be accepted onto the level 3 civil engineering technician apprenticeship. The duration for this apprenticeship is typically 36 months and we are looking at a September 2022 start.
On completion of the apprenticeship, you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as an engineering technician by the relevant professional engineering institution in accordance with the requirements of the Engineering Council as the registration body.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Level 3 engineering design & draughtsperson apprenticeship
You will attend Solihull College & University Centre (Woodlands Campus) one day a week during term time for the length of the taught element.
You will also be visited in your workplace by a coach every 8 weeks to support the knowledge, skills and behaviours element in preparation for the end point assessments.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Upon completion of the apprenticeship there are progression opportunities on to HNC / HND / degree apprenticeship courses. Full support is offered by internal learning and development to assist with this.
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, IT skills, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Demonstrable enthusiasm, Ambition, Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Experience using AutoCAD, Health and safety, Proactive, Receptive to advice & guidance, Willing to learn, Know one’s limitations, Work independently
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade A*/9 - C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/9 - C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*/9 - C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science or technical subject (Grade A*/9 - C/4) Essential