Draughtspersons prepare technical drawings, plans, maps, charts and similar items.


New workers
£ 20,980
£ 29,524
£ 47,494

Available jobs

In the past year there were 33,702 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Arranges for completed drawings to be reproduced for use as working drawings.

  • Prepares detailed drawings, plans, charts or maps that include natural features, desired surface finish, elevations, electrical circuitry and other details as required.

  • Prepares design drawings, plans or sketches and checks feasibility of construction and compliance with safety regulations.

  • Considers the suitability of different materials with regard to the dimensions and weight and calculates the likely fatigue, stresses, tolerances, bonds and threads.

  • Examines design specification to determine general requirements.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • AutoCAD

  • Computer-Aided Design

  • Project Management

  • Autodesk Revit

  • 3D Modeling

  • Engineering Design Process

  • Building Information Modeling

  • SolidWorks (CAD)

  • Technical Drawing

  • Construction

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Planning

  • Detail Oriented

  • Innovation

  • Problem Solving

  • Sales

  • Microsoft Office

  • Self-Motivation

  • Research

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.