Cadcoe offers an award-winning advanced apprenticeship programme in 2D design and 3D modelling for the structural engineering and construction industry, helping people throughout the UK to access future-proofed careers in design engineering.

We think this is a great opportunity, for anyone in the offsite or modular construction industry, so have decided to bring your attention to it, as there’s only a few weeks left to get the ball rolling:

It’s been an exciting year for Cadcoe, a training provider of 2D and 3D CAD Apprenticeships for the construction sector. In March, the company partnered with Dudley College in order to offer employers access to the most current training for our industry.

Managing Director, Daniel Leech is encouraging employers from within the offsite arena to consider apprenticeships as a way of recruiting their future workforce and bringing new skills into their business; “In recent months, Cadcoe has seen a noticeable increase in demand from volumetric / offsite manufacturing businesses who are looking to increase their in-house design and detailing teams. The way our apprenticeship programme is designed, means employers will gain a proficient and work ready candidate from day one of full-time employment.”

From September 2017 Cadcoe will be delivering its 16 week fast-track computer aided design course, which forms the front end of its apprenticeship in engineering construction within the brand new ‘Advance II’ training centre – a purpose built facility for advanced construction technologies.

Cadcoe and its work with Dudley College has already attracted interest from industry leader Mark Farmer, who comments  “The partnership between Cadcoe and Dudley College represents a fantastic link between best in class organisations from both industry and the further education sector. It should be used as a shining example of the type of relationship that needs to be forged on a much wider basis to address the growing issue of skills shortages across the sector.”

There is limited space (and time!) for employers who are interested in recruiting a CAD Technician / Design Engineer Apprentice as part of its September course:


16 Week Course Start Date: Tuesday 18 September 2017
During this time, your Apprentice will spend one day in your workplace, alongside four days a week at Dudley College.

Commencement of full-time employment: Monday 22 January 2018
You and your apprentice will be visited by an assessor every 6 weeks.

Full Apprenticeship Duration: 12 months – 2 years

 What you need to know

  • Training is delivered by industry specialists, with over 20 years experience
  • £1000 grants available when recruiting a 16-18 year old
  • 100% funding for businesses with less than 50 employees
  • Specialist support, advice and guidance provided for Levy paying companies
  • We will source the apprentices, free of charge, based on your business needs Apprentices receive training in Autocad and Tekla and will be work-ready prior to joining your company full-time
  • You will be required to pay the apprentice the national training allowance of £3.50ph as a minimum

Also encouraging businesses to come on board and take notice, is Tim Hall, our Buildoffsite Director “Cadcoe has presented an innovative vision for skills development at several Buildoffsite events.  Our members recognise that they are ahead of the game in providing young people with an attractive and really valuable training opportunity through apprenticeships. The offsite community needs enthusiastic and skilled teams to ensure they create the technological advancements the sector needs and Cadcoe apprentices are a great way to make that a reality. It is inspiring to see a partnership in place, with a shared vision for education, that really understands the imperative to accelerate skills and productivity improvement within construction.”

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