Training to become a technical draftsman or draftswoman

With the development of more and more new and improved technical machining processes, the demands placed on draftsmen and draftswomen are also increasing.

He/she must already be able to determine and define the machining process during the design phase and must be able to produce drawings that enable parts to be produced on time and cost-efficiently. For this reason, it is not only important to learn drawing and engineering design during training, but also to learn about common machining processes. To achieve this, ERNST relies on a close link between training in the tool-room and training in the engineering department.

During their three-and-a-half-year apprenticeship, the trainees spend several months in relevant departments such as the stamping shop, the tool-room and the machine shop.

Their workplace is also changing with the times. At one time it was normal to create 2D drawings on the drawing board; nowadays, it is all done using 3D CAD programs.

Frau Scheibel

During their training it is important that the apprentices not only learn how to change drawings, but that they also create new drawings for scratch. This not only includes designing the parts, but also calculating them and filling out technical documentation on their own.

All these processes enable our apprentices to attain extensive knowledge, and prepare them for their future career after they have completed their training.


Sabine Scheibel - Trainer
for draftspersons