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AECOM Apprentice CAD Technician in York, United Kingdom

Company Description

We are looking for an apprentice to join our CAD team in York. As leaders in the sector, our clients provide challenging opportunities in an ever-evolving industry. Our undisputable global position could give you the chance to work for example in the design of a major underground project between our UK, Europe and Middle East offices; undertake the assessment and maintenance of the current UK Rail network; or propose renewal structural works for a central station.

With both international and domestic clients we are committed to providing quality, innovative and sustainable solutions using the latest technology in civil & structural engineering whilst taking advantage of our integrated range of services by collaborating with other disciplines across AECOM. We are looking for ambitious, hardworking, enthusiastic apprentices who have computational, mathematical and design skills. Successful candidates will work on a variety of projects from concept design to implementation for clients who operate either locally, nationally or internationally.

Some recent examples of our works include Thames Tideway new sewer under the River Thames; Wessex Capacity Alliance £350M rail enhancement project including Waterloo Station; London Highways Alliance Contract for Transport for London (TfL) bridge maintenance schemes from investigation through to detailed design; and Beaulieu Bridge Design in Chelmsford.

Job Description

You will use industry leading computer software while working on a variety of different bridge specific expertise including:

  • Production of CAD (Computer Aided Design) drawings

  • Undertaking of Railway and its related infrastructure design

  • Supporting the administration of projects, including maintaining records

  • Assisting with data review and analysis

  • Contributing to providing solutions to problems

  • Assisting with site visits to collect information or observe existing situations

Working towards achieving Engineering Technician (EngTech) status, and subsequently Incorporated Engineer (IEng) with the Institute of Civil Engineers


This position is ideally suited to school leavers at GCSE or A-Level (or equivalent) who can demonstrate the following:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or equivalent) at grade ‘C/4’ or above, including Mathematics & English

  • Three A-Levels (or equivalent such as a BTEC Level 3 in Civil Engineering) including Maths and a physical science at grade 'C' or above - essential for level 6 Degree Apprenticeship

  • Some work experience or shadowing in an engineering environment would be an advantage

  • Show an aptitude towards software-based engineering and drawing e.g. Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other similar 3D software

  • Commitment to continued education and improvement through on-the-job learning and training opportunities.

  • Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic

  • Ability to demonstrate attention to detail

  • Ability to think in a methodical way to design, plan and organize parts of projects

  • English language proficient, holding excellent communication skills to present information in speech, drawings and reports

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

With infrastructure investment accelerating worldwide, our services are in great demand, and there’s never been a better time to be at AECOM! Join us, and you’ll get all the benefits of being a part of a global, publicly traded firm – access to industry-leading technology and thinking and transformational work with big impact and work flexibility.

AECOM provides a wide array of compensation and benefits programs to meet the diverse needs of our employees and their families. We also provide a robust global well-being program. We’re the world’s trusted global infrastructure firm, and we’re in this together – your growth and success are ours too.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Join us and let’s get started.

ReqID: REF7937X

Business Line: Transportation

Business Group: DCS

Strategic Business Unit: Europe & India