Apprentice Trainee Architectural Technician - Mersey Design Group (REF: APP072)

Open to Knowsley residents only.

Mersey Design Group is a leading multi-disciplinary design practice founded in 1993 and based in Liverpool. They are committed to the design, specification and management of quality building projects and are used to working on restricted and live working sites with limited budgets.  

MDG currently have term commissions with several major clients, with projects ranging from £10K to £22M, using all types of procurement. We have in-house Architects, Quantity Surveyors, Principal Designers and Interior Designers and offer an experienced and personal approach.

Key responsibilities for the role

  • Preparation of technical drawings including plans, sections, elevations and details (with assisted training)
  • Preparing research material for design and construction elements
  • Preparing presentational material for client approvals
  • Assistance to carry out site surveys
  • Accompanied construction site visits
  • Project drawing and correspondence filing
  • General design office and administration related tasks

Key skills to be successful in your application 

  • GCSE Maths and English C or above
  • Computer literate using Microsoft office suite of software
  • Previous experience of computer aided design would be an advantage
  • Friendly, good communicator with a keen eye for detail
  • Conscientious approach to work
  • Would maybe suit somebody who is artistic/creative

Location 41 Shaw Street, Liverpool, L6 1HL

Contracted hours 37.5

Hourly rate of pay National Minimum Wage

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form (Word)
2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Wednesday 31 January 2018

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