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Apprentice Metal Fabricator (Fabrication & Welding) Lancashire Steel Buildings Limited

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Metal Fabricator (Fabrication & Welding) based in Higham, Burnley. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jan 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

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

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.

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 but mainly required to work on structural steel work and occasional large agricultural trailers, such as:

  • Welding components 
  • Welding Castings 
  • MIG and TIG welding
  • Cropping and punching plates
  • Plasma cutting
  • Following technical drawings
  • Using press brakes, guillotines, and general fabrication equipment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good timekeeping skills

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in engineering
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to use a variety of tools and equipment
  • Accuracy

Desired qualifications

Minimum of 5 GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) including English, maths. Science and Technology (or equivalent) are desirable. 

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

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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

We are a family run business producing structural steelwork for large buildings and industrial units throughout Lancashire and the North-West.


Lancashire Steel Buildings Limited


Copthurst Farm

Barrowford Road


BB12 9AS

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Chris Cumpstey 01254 54659

Level 3 Plate Welder apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Extended Diploma in Fabrication & Welding NVQ L3
  • Diploma in Engineering L3
  • Functional skills in English, maths, and ICT (if not already achieved)

Apprenticeship standard

Plate welder

Level 3 (A level)

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