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Apprentice Electrical Design Engineer - 13240

12 September 2017


Permanent (depending on a successful 3 month probationary period) 


Up to £11,000 per annum depending on qualifications and previous experience.


Blackwood Partnership is a consultancy engineering company. We offer building and engineering services primarily within the construction sector of the industry. We get involved in a wide variety of projects ranging from shopping centres to data centres, schools, factories and museums. Our website gives a larger flavour of the range and some photographs of projects we've completed. We are an equal opportunities employer.

Work Environment: 

Based at our Atholl Place office, you will work as part of a small team to ensure the provision of an efficient and quality service to all our clients.

What might a day in this job look like?

You will initially be involved with:

  • Preparing plans and details using AutoCAD and building information modelling software
  • Use Amtech software for electrical calculation and analysis
  • Use Dialux lighting design software
  • Assist with contract administration
  • Attend design team meetings
  • Carry out site inspections
  • Work as an engineer's assistant.

As you gain experience, you will assist in the design of electrical systems such as:

  • Electrical Distribution
  • Fire Alarms
  • Lighting/ Emergency Lighting
  • Security/ CCTV
  • Data/Comms Infrastructure.

What will I Learn?

  • You will undertake a supervised programme of training and college/ university day release to obtain a suitable qualification in either Electrical Engineering or Building Services Engineering. 
  • The level of qualification studied can range from HNC to Degree level and will depend upon your existing qualifications. This would be funded by Blackwood Partnership. 
  • Personal career development - depending on your ability and interest, there is an opportunity to further your education and obtain a Masters Degree.
  • Industry related qualifications and training.
  • Soft skills such as communication, teamwork and problem solving

What Qualifications / Qualities are required?

Blackwood Partnership is looking for a motivated individual with a genuine interest in a career in engineering. 

Ideally you will have the following:

  • a minimum of National 5 Maths, English and Physics. Highers would be advantageous
  • a good knowledge of both Microsoft Office Excel and Word
  • excellent communication skills
  • ability to demonstrate attention to detail
  • a willingness to help clients and colleagues to achieve the goals of the company
  • an enquiring mind - yes, it is okay to ask questions!

Closing Date: 

This job will close when a suitable candidate is found.