Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker HB Humphries & Co Ltd

A new opportunity has become available for the right individual to join a specialist in the sheet metal industry as a sheet metal fabricator welder.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    08:30 to 17:00 Mon to Fri

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You role will consist of:


  • Reading and interpreting engineering drawings
  • Use machine tools such as presses, guillotine, punches
  • Use hand and hand machine tools
  • Develop pattern development knowledge and skills
  • TIG Welding

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You will need to have a keen attention to detail
  • Be able to apply logic
  • Work in an organised manner and adapt well to changes
  • You will also need to be able to show and demonstrate an aptitude for this type of role

Personal qualities

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate commitment, be focused, highly motivated and keen to learn

Qualifications required

GCSE Grade C and above (or equivalent) in Maths, Science and English

Future prospects

HB Humphries are a family run business keen to reinforce staff structure for the future. As an apprentice with them you will be given the chance to establish yourself and be a key member of the team. Sheet Metal fabricators are hard to find so this is an excellent opportunity to learn a highly sought after skill

Things to consider

It is essential you are highly keen and motivated to become a sheet metal fabricator. The role will be physical and will encompass a good level of mathematics and science. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

H B Humphries are at the forefront of sheet metal fabrication for industry throughout the UK.
Our combination of a hugely-experienced team and superbly-equipped workshops ensure that we meet our Clients’ quality and budget parameters.
We have an enormous reservoir of experience in creating both standard and bespoke products for diverse applications. Our expertise embraces working in many metals, including specialist plastic-coated products where, for example, hygiene or corrosion protection are vital.
H B Humphries can often provide a more sophisticated, whilst cost-effective, solution to your project than you may have expected. A notable example of this is our leading-edge laser cutting capability, offering unmatched precision in a wide variety of metals.
Having grown consistently throughout our sixty-plus years of trading, we remain ambitious and highly competitive in a demanding and cost-conscious business environment. At the same time, we ensure that we retain our established values of integrity, honesty and a real enthusiasm for sheet metal solutions.
H B Humphries are delighted to utilise our skills on projects of every scale, from a specialised one-off prototype right through to high-volume batch production.
We are a national company, with Clients throughout the UK, whilst our key catchment areas are Kettering, Corby, Peterborough, Northampton, Wellingborough, Milton Keynes, Bedford, Cambridge, Leicester, Coventry, and beyond.
Please do take a closer look through our site, and don't hesitate to get in touch if we can help. Many thanks.


HB Humphries & Co Ltd



Telford Way


NN16 8UN

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Training provider

You will work towards an Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering consisting of:


  • National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 3 in Engineering Manufacture
  • Technical Certificate 
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths (If applicable)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Nital Training & Development Ltd


Apprenticeship Recruitment 01536 408188

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017