Ainscough (Crane Hire) Ltd

Digital Engineering Apprentice - Advanced (Level 3)

Ainscough (Crane Hire) Ltd (Employer)

Learning Skills Partnership Ltd (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £217.13
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5.00pm with 1-hour lunch break.
36 months (duration)
15 February 2021(start date)
Digital Engineering Technician (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
8 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Do you have a passion for creating 2D and 3D drawings? Perhaps you are an aspiring graphic designer or architect? Have you ever considered applying these skills to a role within the construction industry?


Your role will be to assist the sales and technical teams by producing crane lift plans using dedicated CAD software. This will be a mixture of 2D and 3D drawings as well as creating 3D animation videos as the role evolves.

We are seeking individuals with a passion for pursuing a role within the CAD team of a market-leading company. You will have a desire to develop a career learning new technical drawing skills and aid the evolution of our existing team. As this is an apprenticeship, previous experience is not necessary as you will learn on the job following the apprenticeship syllabus alongside the guidance of our expert CAD team. You must be open-minded with a dedication to learning new skills and gaining knowledge through first-hand experience.

At Ainscough Crane Hire, the role of a Digital Engineering Apprentice involves:

  • Production of crane lift plans
  • Dealing with Technical queries
  • Liaise with clients & sales/technical staff in producing CAD drawings
  • Create and revise production drawings
  • Keeping abreast of related latest technology
  • Utilise knowledge of various machines, engineering practices, mathematics to complete drawings
  • Responsible for setting up and maintaining and organised file system for production drawings
  • General CAD administration duties
  • To ensure accuracy with organisation standards
  • Continually seek to improve the way in which the role operates within the business to achieve its objectives
  • Undertake other duties that management may reasonably request

Future Prospects

  • This is very much the start of an exciting career in the construction industry with wide ranging prospects which may span a number of roles

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the rate of pay?

  • Year 1: £5.79
  •  Year 2: £6.56
  •  Year 3: £8.36

Some of the main benefits include:

  • Competitive salary DOE
  • 24 days holiday entitlement plus bank holidays per year
  • Option to purchase up to an extra 5 days holiday per year
  • A strong approach to employee safety
  • Pension Scheme
  • Access to our company PerkBox scheme including shopping vouchers, discounted cinema tickets and a free coffee from Café Nero each month
  • Employee Assistance Programme (providing independent, confidential advice surrounding personal issues including financial difficulties and depression & anxiety)
  • Death in Service and Accident Lump Sum Benefit

Skills Required

  • A good communicator, able to build positive working relationships
  • Understanding and passion for digital technology and process
  • Proficient (ideally advanced) skills using Microsoft Office
  • Open to learning new software and processes
  • Ability to complete and manage objectives set
  • Resilient, positive & confident character

Qualities Required

  • You must be a team player
  • You must be well presented and organised
  • You should also be honest, reliable and willing to learn
  • You must be committed to completing the apprenticeship
  • A desire to learn about the Construction Industry

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE’s/Standard Grades grade C/4 or above including core subjects (English, maths & ICT)

Training Provided

Digital Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • The apprentice will receive 2-3 week intense “work ready” BIM training. NVQ on site Assessment every 8 weeks, and BTEC (Block on site delivery) for 2 weeks bimonthly
  • Expected Duration - two to three years with approx. 80 days classroom based learning (2 weeks upfront in year 1)
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