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Dan Robson Technical Design Apprentice, North East

What does your department do?

I work in the Technical department and we are in charge of overseeing all technical aspects of the company. Our jobs vary from day-to-day; they can involve issuing drawings, applying for services and designing drawings on Computer Aided Design (CAD).  We make sure the Production team has all of the information they need to construct a site and we help to solve any problems or queries they may have throughout the process.

What do you do on a day-to-day basis as an apprentice?

I help the team in a variety of different ways. This can involve drawing the less complex sketches on CAD, implementing drawing amendments and assisting with other jobs that the team may have. I also frequently visit sites to pass on information and new drawings.

What do you like about what you do?

I really like the variety. The CAD work is great fun and designing drawings has always been an interest of mine. I really enjoy seeing how much I’ve already progressed and developed since starting my apprenticeship. Every day I gain more responsibility and to do more complicated tasks.

Why did you choose this career?

I went through school focusing on design and engineering and I worked previously as a marine engineer. I decided that job was not for me so I tried to find something that was based nearer home and that had a high dependence on CAD work. That is when I found the Story Homes Technical apprenticeship and I haven’t looked back since.

What qualifications did you need to get this job?

I did a BTEC diploma in engineering alongside my GCSEs and followed these up with A-levels in ICT, physics, maths and design technology/systems and control.

Is there any particular advice you would give to someone looking for a career in your area of work?

My advice would be to try to gain as much experience in CAD work as possible. It is very important in roles like mine so knowing the basics will give you a great start. It is also a good idea to try to keep up-to-date with industry news and learn about the latest technology related to your desired role.

What hobbies do you have outside of work?

Studying and college work take up a lot of my time outside of work. However I enjoy going to the gym as much as I can.

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