What does a computer-aided design technician do?
Computer-aided design (CAD) technicians use software to design and manufacture buildings and machinery. You’ll need to have a flair for industrial design as well as being IT literate. Good numeracy skills are also important.As a CAD technician, you could work in 2D design, known as surface modelling, and 3D design, known as solid modelling.
What do I need to do to become a computer-aided design technician?
It's possible to become a CAD technician by completing an apprenticeship. You're likely to need four/five GCSEs (A-C) including maths, English and a science subject.
Alternatively, you can gain CAD skills at college by taking a course in engineering technology or computer-aided design and manufacturing.
- Or level 2 qualification in computer-aided design
Where to find out more
Where could I be working?You’ll normally work indoors in a small team managed by a design engineer.
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