CAD Engineer Apprentice

  • Job Reference: MS27189
  • Date Posted: 9 August 2019
  • Recruiter: Morgan Sindall Group
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: On Application
  • Sector: Construction, Engineering
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Baker Hicks has recently secured a 5 year renewal of a Managed Service contract to provide services in support of a major Defence Contractors Configuration Management function. Based on the clients sites, we provide support to Document Management & Administration / CAD / BIM / Surveying / Tooling with a team of approximately 60 people. For reasons of sustainability of service and a part of our succession planning, we have identified the need for a Service Trainee.

Complete a 1 to 2 year traineeship through the rotation of placements within the Managed Service, currently including Office Administration, Document Control & Management, CAD (Built Environment), PPE (Process, Plant & Equipment CAD), BIM (Building Information Modelling), Surveying (Land & Building) and support to Tooling Design, before selecting a specialism to develop as part of the team.

  • Gain experience in all of the service departments before specialising in a specific service department
  • Work as part of a team in the delivery of the service to achieve agreed service level Indicators
  • Implement processes and procedures to ensure accurate configuration management of deliverables
  • Strive to continuously improve the efficiency and delivery of the service

The role will entail spending a period of time (3-6 months) in each of the relevant departments / functions forming the service before identifying and jointly selecting (with Service Management Team) a specialism. During the rotation of placements within the service the variety and breadth of tasks / activities will include;


  • Support the CAD, Survey & Document Control teams in day to day administration activities, for example scheduling meetings, booking rooms or resources, producing and distribution of meeting minutes, de-framing of drawings for issue, scanning of mark-up prints, loading of drawings into document management system.
  • Printing and plotting of drawings and preparation of drawing packs for issue
  • Assist with the production and collation of monthly service delivery reports
  • Filing of office paperwork (hard copy / electronic)
  • Collect and deliver post to and from the post room
  • Answer phones and take messages for team members whilst they are away from the office
  • Publish of new Record Drawings via customer corporate Intranet
  • Assist with the preparation of material for training or communication events
  • Archive documentation
  • Assist with the preparation of supporting documentation to accompany quotations
  • Working with the team to continually improve the service, its delivery by means of best practice, new techniques and initiatives to drive improvement and efficiency
  • Assist with consumable ordering as and when required
  • Assist in carrying out land, measured building, laser scanning and underground utility surveys.
  • Support survey team on a day to day basis on a variety of surveys.
  • Prepare project files for survey team
  • Providing support to the CAD teams for administrative tasks
  • Update/amend CAD Drawings using appropriate software (training will be given).
  • Provide support to the Tooling Team in the creation of Work Authorisation Documents
  • Provide support to the BIM teams and assist with the upkeep of standards and procedures


  • Good standard of education at GCSE level or above (or equivalent) with grade C or above (or equivalent) in Maths and English
  • Preferably an ICT/IT qualification