Apprentice CAD technician at Arup

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Apprenticeship - Advanced Level (Level 3)
£13,750 annually
Review Date:
March 2016

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


various different types of CAD Work in different disciplines, 2D/ 3D modelling (mainly done in microstation), assisting in admin duties and assisting in calculations.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Yes, various new pieces of software e.g. microstation, FME, Navisworks and autocad. I have been able to attend many different training courses both internally and externally.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


it has been a very enjoyable experience and have been involved in some exciting projects! Everyone who works here is very friendly and easy to get along with. the company has definitely exceeded my expectations!

4. How valued do you feel by Arup?


Managers are very high in praise and are sure to let you know when you have done a good job, they are very interested in making sure that you have a good involvement in projects whilst making sure the necessary support is there!

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


it was a little bit slow at going at the start but that was probably down to an influx of people starting at the same time, overall is very well organised and everyone knows who they are working with.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


alot of support is received if you ask for it, always willing to help, from speaking to previous apprentices the training provider has vastly improved from previous years now we have changed to a different one.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


a lot of support is received, very proactive when issues occur with college, also receive plenty of support around the workplace by anyone, everyone is always willing to help

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


definitely one of the better paid apprenticeships out there, very easy to live on, I drive to work daily and still have plenty of money left over to socialise!

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


plenty of opportunities are offered outside of work, both with things relating to civil engineering and team bonding sessions (e.g. various sports activities, team weekends away and social activities)

9a. Would you recommend Arup to a friend? *


9b. Why? *

It is a very enjoyable place to work, company has the employee's interests as a top priority, everyone is really kind, helpful and easy to talk to.

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Arup? *

be sure to show your personality throughout the entire process. The interviewers are friendly and will do their best to make you comfortable. A willingness to learn is key!

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