Apprentice Designer



The role is to work as an apprentice designer within our company whilst working towards your L2 NVQ Diploma in Design Support. In a nutshell, your role will be the 3D visualisation and presentation of playground plans using Vectorworks (CAD) and the Adobe suite. You will be fully supported, and the appropriate training will be given to deliver the following:

• The preparation of plans, from rough, hand drawn copy to stunning 2D and 3D visual presentations

• Ensuring designs conform to the required safety standards (BS EN 1176/1177 – training will be given here)

• To work confidently within the Design team and to liaise with our Operations & Sales departments to ensure projects are completed on time
• Occasionally answering incoming phone calls, and working with our suppliers

• To prepare project files to be uploaded to our CRM system, and complete associated digital and paper based administrative work


Requirements and prospects


Desired skills

Please provide a portfolio demonstrating your creative abilities.

Personal qualities

Ultimately, we are looking for a team player, who is a confident communicator and proactive in their approach to work and learning.

Desired qualifications

There are no formal qualification requirements for entry although a GCSE in Art and Design or experience in a creative role would help you.

The college will carry out an initial assessment with you to help ascertain suitability for the programme, but the fundamental entry condition is your employer's and College’s confidence in your ability to thrive and achieve your potential as a Design Support Apprentice.

If minimum conditions are not met, we will consider candidates that demonstrate a clear commitment and aptitude at interview and initial assessment.

Future prospects

On successful completion of your apprenticeship you will achieve your L2 NVQ Diploma in Design Support. You will then be eligible to progress to the L3 and receive a subsequent pay rise. Ultimately it may lead to a permanent contract for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Candidates will want to consider how they may commute to work. We have free parking on site and the bus access depends on your route of travel. It can be a 10/15-minute walk from the office to the nearest bus stop. There is a bus route that runs from central Bristol and takes just over an hour. This might vary based on the time of day. This is essentially an Online Course which means you can remain in your workplace but will have a regular time-tabled conference call each week that normally lasts 30 to 40 minutes. Most students do also attend a one day, college workshop each term to meet other students, share ideas and review progress. You will have access to a computer with a webcam and headphones. You will be provided with conference software and will be able to show and receive work during your conference with the tutor. Your tutor will send you an email after each conference to highlight main points discussed or action needed. 


Job Details


Weekly wage - £138.75

Working week - You will be contracted to work 37.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 8:30am –5:00pm with an unpaid 1-hour lunch break. We are flexible on working times, dependent on your circumstances.

Total hours per week: 37.50

Apprenticeship duration - 12 months

Possible start date - 26 Feb 2018

Apprenticeship level - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Positions - 1 available



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