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Fabrication Apprentice ALPHA RAIL LIMITED

This is an excellent and exciting apprenticeship opportunity to join a leading engineering company that specialises in architectural metalwork.

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Closing date: 31 May 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

    Monday to Friday 8am to 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.50

  • Expected duration

    36 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Oct 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Operating various machinery involved in the manufacture of components required for the fabrication of metal railings, gates and pedestrian guardrail.

Duties will include (but will not be limited to):

  • Manufacture of components
  • Fitting and assembly of components
  • Inspection of components
  • Quality control

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hard working
  • Diligent
  • Willing to learn
  • Committed
  • Practical manual ability and dexterity
  • Keen interest in fabrication

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Prepared to learn a variety of skills
  • Articulate
  • Good timekeeper

Desired qualifications

  • Grade 4/C or above in English and maths (GCSE or equivalent)
  • Level 2 in Engineering advantageous

Future prospects

Full-time position within the company.

Things to consider

The day release element of this apprenticeship will be on Pride Park in Derby so you must be prepared to travel to both work and to Derby.

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

About the employer

Established in 1985, Alpha Rail has almost 40 years of metal fabrication expertise and is one of the UK’s leading manufacturers of metal railings, gates, pedestrian guardrail and other bespoke architectural metalwork.

We have a highly skilled in-house team of technicians, metal fabricators, installers and support staff. Based at a purpose designed factory in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, we are ideally located within close proximity of junction 28 on the M1 motorway in the heart of the East Midlands.

All metalwork is manufactured in-house to suit the relevant British Standards.

  • BS 7818 (Specification for Pedestrian restraint systems in metal)
  • BS 1722 Part 9 (Specification for mild steel fences with round or square verticals and flat horizontals)
  • BS 1722 Part 8 (Specification for mild steel continuous bar fencing and hurdles)
  • Applicable building regulations

Although purpose made, we have a selection of standard railing designs and furthermore, we are able to create entirely bespoke metalwork to suit client designs.




Nunn Brook Rise

Sutton In Ashfield

NG17 2PD

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training Services 2000 Ltd


James Lund 01332296995

  • Advanced Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate in Advanced Engineering Manufacturing
  • Portfolio Development covering the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required
  • Gateway
  • End Point Assessment

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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