York College

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


  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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.

Industry Insights

Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £29,000 per annum and can progress up to £46,000 per annum.

Is it in growth or decline?

There are currently 5,244 employed Draughtspersons in the region.

Current Vacancies


BBB Draughting Services Ltd
27 Mar 2021

JB-110 Tekla Draughtsperson

Work Matters Limited
6 Apr 2021

JB-110 Tekla Draughtsperson

Work Matters Limited
23 Mar 2021

Destinations of Engineering Completers July 2018

54% of students went on to other Further Education at York College

6% of students went on to other Higher Education

8% of students went on to employment

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