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Apprentice Metal Fabricator (Fabrication & Welding) NORTHWEST SEAMLESS GUTTERING LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Metal Fabricator (Fabrication & Welding) based in Great Harwood, Lancashire. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    40 Hours per week - Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Use of Machinery - Press Brake, Guillotine & Clicker Press
  • Fabricating Rainwater Goods ready for welding and powder coating
  • Welding rainwater goods
  • Keeping the workshop/ warehouse stocked with goods
  • Keeping the workshop/ warehouse tidy

The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc. Fabricators use a large range of metals including steel, aluminium and titanium at a range of thicknesses from 0.5mm up to over 20mm.

The successful candidate will train and become competent at welding, components and castings, learning to weld both MIG & TIG to a very high standard. 

You will also be trained to learn: 

  • Basic engineering drawing
  • Measuring and marking out
  • Knowledge of engineering materials 
  • Handling of engineering information

Additional skills covered may include: 

  • Fitting using hand skills
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies using a range of welding techniques and principles

Your job role will consist of different tasks such as:

  • Welding components 
  • Welding Castings 
  • MIG and TIG 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment
  • Accuracy

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in engineering
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 3/D or above including English, maths. Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable

Future prospects

  • Engineers are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer

Things to consider

  • Please do not contact Company direct
  • Please note; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist
  • Please ensure you apply Asap if you wish to be considered for this role

About the employer

Northwest Seamless Guttering Ltd

Northwest Seamless Guttering Ltd is a North West based aluminium rainwater specialist. With over 20 years’ experience within the industry, with a wealth of knowledge and expertise, our services include both, supply and installation or supply only of our high performance aluminium rainwater products. We currently undertake contracts for building contractors, local authorities and both commercial and residential clients

Our Objective:

Our mission is to provide all our customers affordable, high quality guttering systems that look good and have the aesthetic characteristics to guarantee long lasting durability.


Sustainability and aluminium systems: Aluminium is the most abundant metal in the Earth’s crust. It can be recycled time after time saving up to 95% of the energy needed to produce the primary product. The metal’s natural coating of aluminium oxide provides an effective barrier preventing damage caused by air, temperature, moisture and chemicals

Why Choose Us?

All our installers are qualified and have appropriate safety and training accreditations.
We give a ten year insurance backed guarantee with all our guttering systems.
We remove and dispose of your old guttering at no extra cost.
Our products are made from aluminium and powder coated for lifetime use, requiring almost maintenance free guttering.

We offer free quotations for anyone in the northwest and free advice to anyone in the UK.
We are a committed team operating from our North West England base in Blackburn; we have installed and provided all types of guttering systems to companies and households through Lancashire, Yorkshire, Manchester and Cheshire to the highest standard.




Station Road Industrial Estate Unit



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Chris Cumpstey 01254 54659

Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Diploma in Engineering Level 3
  • Functional skills in English, maths and ICT (if not already achieved)

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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