This is a really interesting job, involving the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) to develop ideas created by Civil Engineers or Architects on a computer, as well as using sophisticated material and joint testing and stress testing facilities to help the outcome of a design. The use of Rapid Prototyping may be needed, including CNC and 3D printing devices
A BTEC, Diploma or HND In engineering or design (will usually have a CAD module) would be an advantage. You may be able to get started through an apprenticeship. To get onto an apprenticeship scheme you may need GCSE's (A-C/4-9) in subjects such as maths, science, engineering, design and technology. This will may vary between employers.
Excellent IT skills, knowledge of manufacturing processes and construction methods, creativity, well organised, able to work well in part of a team and on your own initiative, problem solving skills, good communication skills.
£16,000 to £30,000