Typical job roles

A Draughtsperson tends to be found in engineering design offices in both large and small companies. They produce technical drawings and designs using traditional draughting techniques or by using computer aided design (CAD) software.

The production of technical/engineering drawings and models is an essential part of the engineering process and the work is undertaken in all aspects of the industry including equipment/tool manufacture, large and small-scale engineering/construction projects, maintenance work scopes, etc.


Typical Tasks

  • Produces technical/engineering drawings and designs, 3D models, layouts & sketches, to company or industry specifications and standards.
  • Compiles design/work packages including procedures, and calculations.
  • Checks all drawings produced to ensure accuracy and suitability.
  • Ensures compliance with drawing/engineering office document control procedures.
  • Provides general support to discipline engineers.
  • Carries out site surveys and produce reports.

Entry criteria

4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) including English and Math’s for a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard


Typical duration

42-48 months


Career/progression opportunities

Senior Draughtsperson, Draughting Team Leader, Drawing Office Supervisor/Manager


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