Apprentice Engineer (Degree Apprentice)

𝐀𝐫𝐞 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐝 𝐢𝐧 𝐚𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐥𝐞? 𝐈𝐟 𝐬𝐨, 𝐩𝐥𝐞𝐚𝐬𝐞 𝐬𝐮𝐛𝐦𝐢𝐭 𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐂𝐕 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐚𝐧𝐬𝐰𝐞r t𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐨𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐪𝐮𝐞𝐬𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐮𝐫 ‘𝐀𝐩𝐩𝐥𝐲’ 𝐬𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧.
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Department: Technical/Operations

Main Location: Braintree

Reports to: Associate Technical Director

Direct Reports: None

The Main Purpose of the Job:

To develop the necessary skills and confidence to work as a highly competent and motivated Engineer within Swann Engineering Group, undertaking work based secondments within a structural steelwork engineering and manufacturing environment to support and enhance the academic work being done as part of a degree apprentice programme. The role will include rotation around the business with work based secondments including: CAD/Production Engineering Civil/Structural Engineering Project/Commercial Management/Estimating The role will enable the candidate to fulfil their academic study time in line with the national degree apprentice programme. The successful candidate upon completion of the initial rotation around the main engineering departments, will progress their career as either a Civil/Structural Engineer, Project Manager or CAD Designer.

Duties Include:

CAD Team

  • Contribute to production engineering and liaise with the manufacturing department, producing high quality dxf files for programme input to the CNC/Plasma machine.
  • Undertake a wide range of design work, producing reinforced concrete foundation drawings, steelwork fabrication drawings and 2D and 3D elevation design drawings.
  • Create design drawings using the companies BIM software ‘Tekla’.
  • Create accurate material schedules for material ordering.

Engineering Team

  • Undertake steel tower (GDC) assessments using MSTower / TOADS and existing appraisal spreadsheets.
  • Undertake site and client visits as required.
  • Undertake steelwork structural design including steel member design checks and connection design, using analysis software STaad Pro, design spreadsheets and hand calculations.
  • Undertake foundation design.

Projects/Sales Team

  • Co-ordinate telecoms project work, liaising with client, design and site teams.
  • Monitor and track project budgets and deliver steelwork projects within budget.
  • Ensure steelwork works orders (WO) are successfully issued into the factory and that programme milestones are understood and agreed.
  • Co-ordinate project deliveries to site to ensure construction work is started and completed on time.
  • Sequencing and programming of site works with third parties and service providers
  • Managing CDM and H&S obligations through life cycle of a project


• Minimum 2No. A Levels, grade C above with one subject in science and/or maths, or alternatively; NVQ level 3 in an Engineering subject
• 5 GCSE’s including Maths and English
• Good communication skills
• Enthusiasm for learning new skills and developing
• Willingness to show initiative and take on new challenges
• Computer literate and conversant in the use of software packages such as Microsoft outlook, Excel and word.
• Full driving licence.
We can only consider applicants with the permanent right to work in the UK, we are also unable to progress candidates with post grad visa status.

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