Draughtspersons

£31,720

Average Annual Pay

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2017

40

Average Weekly Hours

Annual Survey of Hours and Earning 2015

1.36%

Unemployment Rate

Labour Force Survey 2018

Future employment projections (Working Futures UK)

Description

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

Qualifications

Entrants usually possess GCSEs/S grades, BTEC/ SQA awards, an appropriate GNVQ/GSVQ or A levels/H grades. Further training consists of courses of study and supervised practical experience.

Typical tasks

  • examines design specification to determine general requirements;
  • considers the suitability of different materials with regard to the dimensions and weight and calculates the likely fatigue, stresses, tolerances, bonds and threads;
  • prepares design drawings, plans or sketches and checks feasibility of construction and compliance with safety regulations;
  • prepares detailed drawings, plans, charts or maps that include natural features, desired surface finish, elevations, electrical circuitry and other details as required;
  • arranges for completed drawings to be reproduced for use as working drawings.

Common job titles

Corrector, chart (Trinity House)
Draughtsman, design
Digitiser
Assistant, draughtsman's
Draughtsman-engineer
Draughtsman, design, aided, computer
Cartographer
Photogrammetrist
Designer, engineering
Draughtsman-surveyor
Engineer, design, assisted, computer
Operator, CAD
Examiner, boundary (Ordnance Survey)
Technician, autocad
Planner, space
Detailer, structural
Assistant, design
Assistant, cartographic
Detailer, concrete
Engineer, autocad
Examiner, map (Ordnance Survey)
Checker, map
Cartographer-draughtsman
Leader, section
Officer, mapping and charting
Sketcher, design
Draughtsman, autocad
Draughtsman, chief
Assistant, office, drawing
Tracer
Colourist, copy
Analyst, tool
Engineer, CAD
Assistant, drawing, technical
Checker, drawing
Designer, CAD
Draughtsman, engineering
Designer, tool
Designer, aided, computer
Loftsman (engineering)
Painter, design
Technician, draughting
Designer, design, aided, computer
Designer, mechanical
Designer, piping
Weightsman
Designer, chief
Checker
Engineer, control, weight
Engineer, stress
Technician, BIM
Draughtsman, CAD
Engineer, design, aided, computer
Engineer-draughtsman
Estimator-draughtsman
Manager, office, drawing
Cartographer, digital
Reviser, field (Ordnance Survey)
Coordinator, CAD
Technician, CAD
Draughtsman
Technician, design
Designer-draughtsman
Designer-detailer
Draughtsman, cartographical

Education background

Destination of Leavers survey, supplied by the Higher Education Statistics.