Fabrication Apprentice Operative Shop Front (Group) Limited

SFG (NW) have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Fabricator, working in production and dealing with operations in that area.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon to Fri 8am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    01 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will be working with a young team that cover a vast spectrum of highly specialised skills for a leading company that designs, Manufactures and installs aluminium and glass shop fronts.

A normal day would include:

  • Maintaining the tidiness of your work area and tools.
  • Working with a mentor who will demonstrate and assist you in learning how to read and understand design drawings, how to work out measurements and measure correctly and accurately using different methods, understanding and working with the different aluminium profiles and sections that go into making up doors, windows and frames, understanding and recognising the different types of locks, handles and furniture, plus weather and draught seals.
  • In addition, you will get to understand the different types of glazing and safety glass that go into these products and the colour codes involved in powder coating.
  • You will also be shown the correct way to handle power tools, hand tools and bench tools such as pillar drills and chop saws.
  • You will be shown the correct use of PPE which will be worn correctly at all times and maintained.
  • You will be expected to adhere to the safe practices within the workshop and around the factory in general, not only to maintain your own safety, but that of your colleagues as well.
  • The aim of your apprenticeship is to get you confident and proficient enough to accept a project from the design drawing and take it through all its stages to a completed door, window or frame that you proudly sign off as a quality product.

Comply with all Health and Safety requirements as instructed on induction and throughout your apprenticeship program. Be proactive at reporting potential hazards.

What you could go on to do:

  • Following the successful completion of the 18 month manufacturing apprenticeship, the Company would continue training to ensure good all round competency in every aspect of the production and fitting services.  They fully recognise that apprentices will be the future of the business.

How you will be supported:

  • Full training and support will be provided by our expert training and assessment staff at The Skills Company. A comprehensive training program will be developed by Shop Front Group for the Apprenticeship and beyond.

What will happen next

  • New applicants to The Skills Company who meet any basic entry requirements of the role will be contacted within two working days to be invited to meet a member of our team.

You will then have the opportunity to find out:

  • More about this vacancy and any others you are suitable for
  • Any training you need to complete
  • What the next steps will be

How you could get there:

  • If you would be catching public transport for this role, visit the Journey Planner on www.tfgm.com to see how you would get there and how long it would take.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good numeracy ability.
  • Lateral/logical thinking.
  • Good communicator.
  • Able to follow concise instructions.
  • Keen to learn.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Good team player.
  • Supportive of others.
  • Interest in manufacturing processes, hands on shop floor working environment.
  • Able to perform tasks in an accurate manner.

Personal qualities

  • A presentable person with a willingness to learn new skills.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Dependable, good time keeping.
  • Flexible and positive attitude to personal development.
  • Demonstrate effective team working skills.

Qualifications required

  • This vacancy would require someone who is practical and enjoys manual work.
  • Good numeracy skills are required for this position.
  • A good standard of GCSE or equivalent attainment would be desirable.
  • Commitment and a willingness to learn are essential.

Future prospects

Possible progression within the company and progression onto the next level apprenticeship.

About the employer

With over 30 years’ experience Shop Front Group are a leading manufacturer and installer of aluminium and all glass Shop fronts. The manufacturing facility in Manchester can easily service customers the length and breadth of the UK, leading the way in modern and contemporary shop front design. They strive to install stunning new facades which will entice new customers and clientele, custom made to client specifications. Shop Front Group offers a complete service from initial consultation and design through to manufacture, installation and maintenance. Company has completed many projects for a wide range of businesses, including independent shops and supermarkets. The Company ethos is that in their business there is no substitute for experience, customer service and high quality which is why Shop Front Group strives to maintain its excellent reputation nationwide This is a tremendously exciting opportunity for two apprentices who can rise to a challenging role working with a very experienced team, and enjoy being an integral part of the success of the company.


Shop Front (Group) Limited


Edge Lane Business Park Unit H

Edge Lane


M11 1DG

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Training provider

Full apprenticeship training provided, working towards an Intermediate Level Apprenticeship gaining an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Performing Manufacturing Operations.

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Skills Solutions Ltd

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017