Trainee Timber Frame Designer

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    £20k - 24k per year

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    Tamara Fitton

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    0117 203 3444

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    about 1 year ago

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Rob title: Trainee Timber Frame Designer

Location: Cambridgeshire

Salary / Rate: £20k - £24k

A unique opportunity for a self-starter with a demonstrable interest in design and innovative construction solutions, and some experience of AutoCAD software to join a leading provider of timber frame homes and structural solutions in a Trainee Timber Frame Designer role.

This is a great chance for someone new to the industry to develop their CAD software and design skills, learn new digital modelling techniques and gain knowledge of specialist timber design software Consultec and Gangnail.

The company is based in a beautiful rural setting in Cambridgeshire, but only 20 minutes from Stevenage, Bedford or Cambridge. They are a dynamic, friendly and motivated team who have successfully trained-up several designers in the past, taking them from trainee to designer level in the vibrant and varied Timber Frame construction sector, one of the most sustainable solutions in the industry.  

The role:

  • Designing in a CAD environment with structural timber (timber frame or roof trusses)
  • Developing knowledge of Consultec timber frame design software and Gangnail roof truss software
  • Building technical knowledge of building regulations and environmental standards
  • Further developing design and drawing skills in a busy team environment

The candidate:

  • Dynamic team player with excellent communication skills and some experience of AutoCAD
  • Can demonstrate desire to work in the construction / design sector
  • Technical aptitude; able to quickly learn new software and skills along with develop knowledge of relevant regulations
  • Passion for design sector and desire to provide innovative Timber Frame design solutions to the construction industry
  • Motivated, genuine desire to learn from scratch and stick with the company to develop a career

What's in it for you?

  • Chance to learn on the job and develop a career in a growing and exciting industry. Beautiful office location and motivated friendly team. Competitive trainee salary for the right applicant.

To apply, send your CV in response to this advert or for more info, contact Rhian Newman at Thorn Baker on 0117 2033 444 or rhian@thornnaker.co.uk

Key skills: Trainee, Design, AutoCAD,Timber Frame Designer, CAD, Consultec, Gangnail, roof truss, Cambridgeshire