Trainee Design Service Advisor

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ACO Water Management

We are looking for an enthusiastic trainee to join our Design Services Team, based at our Head Office in Shefford.

Do you have a “can do” attitude?  Are you a logical thinking?  Do you have a technical mind? Would you like the opportunity to learn and start your new career?

To be successful in this role might have:

A spark with the desire to learn new things and have a technical mind
Excellent communication skills together with a good standard of English and Maths
The desire to learn technical drawing (e.g AutoCAD, Solidworks)
The desire to learn hydraulic design methods
Good computer literacy, particularly using Microsoft suite of products (word, outlook, excel)
Excellent attention to detail is a necessity for this role
Experience in good customer service
In this role you will learn about the construction industry standards for drainage and surface water management but it is not essential that you have any previous experience of this area.

Main tasks, including but not limited to:

With training and support:Use CAD and Solidworks to produce water management solution designs
Take briefs from customers over the telephone and advise them on the best possible designs both promptly and politely
Work within the Design Services Team project database
Undertake technical drawing ‘take-offs’ and design of drainage schemes
Develop and share best practice and working knowledge with team members
Be able to prioritise workload and meet tight deadlines
Implement automation where possible to increase efficiency
Liaise with internal and external sales team members on essential product knowledge and preliminary designs
As this is a trainee role, you will be fully supported at all times and trained before you are required to carryout any tasks.  The role would suit a graduate (of any subject) or someone looking to begin a new career.

What we offer

We offer opportunity for career progression, extensive training and a competitive benefits package.

Company overview

ACO is the leading brand for surface water drainage systems throughout the world. ACO Technologies plc, part of the ACO Group, serves as the Company for the UK & Ireland. There are two major divisions: ACO Water Management and ACO Building Drainage.

Working at ACO is working in a culture of entrepreneurial spirit, innovation and high standards with the freedom to create your own job satisfaction through ownership and continuous improvement.

Openness and honesty are key characteristics to working at ACO as this creates a friendly, flexible environment where colleagues are keen to share information and work together to achieve the best results.

Please apply online or for further information contact Alex Trevor on

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