What’s new: Construction design and build technician

Each month, we’ll highlight a new apprenticeship on offer and dive into why it could be the top choice for you. Today, we enter the world of construction and look at the construction design and build technician level 4 apprenticeship

As a construction design and build technician, you’ll be helping to coordinate design information on construction projects and will be mainly based on construction sites, with occasional time in offices. Your main duties will include identification of client requirements in construction projects and of health and safety risks in the design of the projects. You’ll need to check for compliance with regulations on a construction project and ensure to minimise the environmental impact. You’ll assist architects with the development of detailed design on a construction project and commercial staff with the monitoring of costs.

Typical job titles could include assistant design coordinator, design and build co-ordinator or design manager.

Core duties could include:

  • Identify client requirements in construction projects.
  • Identify health and safety risks.
  • Co-ordinate design information.
  • Assist commercial staff with the monitoring of costs.
  • Consider the environmental impact of the project.


Construction design and build technician in brief
Duration: 36 months
Relevant school subjects: Maths, DT, science
Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience, or a level 2 apprenticeship.
Achievement upon completion: Level 4 (Higher) – equivalent to a foundation degree
Potential salary upon completion: £23,000
Find out more: apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/construction-design-and-build-technician



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