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Work in computer aided design ranges from basic drafting duties in 2D to sophisticated 3D design and modelling. Though established approaches and industry skills form the foundation of many supporting CAD/CAM roles, work can often offer challenges that require an element of artistry to achieve the greatest rewards
Work will generally require relevant education to HNC/ONC/HND level or equivalent degrees. Experience in electrical, civil or mechanical engineering is expected. Experience of industry-specific construction or fabrication demands may be needed. Experience and qualification in AutoCAD, MicroStation, Tekla, Pro-E or CATIA will almost certainly be a pre-requisite
The vast majority of roles in computer-aided design and manufacturing will demand the ability to produce accurate work to tight deadlines and meet KPIs. Knowledge of and the ability to meet various industry fabrication and quality standards may be a condition of employment
The industry offers a median salary of £20,000. Technician/operator/drafting roles typically pay salaries ranging between £15,000 and £25,000, with hourly rates on project work ranging £14 to £25. With greater experience and responsibility, roles can pay between £30,000 and £35,000.


CAD stands for computer aided design and it is an important area for various industries. Using this type of software, people working on this sector can create plans for building and machinery. CAD operators are some of the professionals working in this area and they have a job in the design section of a company. They usually team up with technicians, architects, engineers, and other professionals to create new projects.

CAD operators usually perform many of the following tasks:
• Producing drawings.
• Changing detailed diagrams.
• Developing design projects according to client´s needs.
• Writing manuals for operation.
• Working from a computer model of the item.


• Having IT skills.
• Being able to work alone or with a team.
• Having knowledge about manufacturing processes.
• Being able to work to strict deadlines.
• Being creative and resourceful.
• Having math skills.
• Being organised.
• Having good communication abilities.
• Having problem solving skills.
• Having knowledge about material properties.


Some companies offering CAD operator job placements usually have apprenticeships supervised by an employer for candidates having 16 to 18 years old. Minimum requirements for these programmes are GNVQ/GSVQ Level 2 or four GCSE´s (A-C)/S grades (1-3) including science, technology, or math.

There are relevant qualifications for this area offered by City & Guilds and BTEC including Diplomas and Certificates in Mechanical, Manufacturing, or Civil Engineering Level 3, Certificate in Computer Aided Design Parametric Modelling levels 1 to 3, among other options.

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