Trainee CAD Draughtsman

BAE Systems
England, Rochester, Kent
08 Sep 2017
22 Sep 2017
Caroline Dey
Job Type

Trainee CAD Draughtsman

Would you like to launch your engineering career within the design of high-technology defence products? We currently have a vacancy for a Trainee CAD Draughtsman at our site in Rochester.

As a Trainee CAD Draughtsman, you will be working as part of the drawing office, within a team responsible for producing design drawings for a range of cutting edge products. These products include: helmets, joysticks and avionics, primarily supplied to the defence industry, as well as some commercial customers.

This role will provide you with the unique opportunity to be a part of a year-long training programme to become a Mechanical Technician. You will have the chance to learn from some of the industry's leading experts, alongside excellent future career progression opportunities.

Your main responsibilities as a Trainee CAD Draughtsman will involve:

Training that will be predominantly on-the-job under the supervision of an experienced Technician

Taking part in periodic evaluations and assessments that will be completed to manage your progress and development

Learning how to prepare, modify and check drawing sets and parts lists for the manufacturing control of products

Learning to understand draughting standards, tools and methods to ensure an accurate and timely service to internal and external customers

Your skills and qualifications as a Trainee CAD Draughtsman:


Three A Levels including Maths at grade C or above, with two others in Science or Technology based subjects such as: Physics, Computer Studies or Design and Technology


HNC/ HND level qualification or equivalent


Computer literate, with basic understanding of tools and systems such as CAD

What we're looking for in you:

You must have a passion for engineering, with the ability to pick up new skills quickly from others. You must also be able to work well as part of a team, with good communication skills.

Location: Rochester

Salary: £14,500+

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Electronic Systems

We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces, 30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. We are a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies.

We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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