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Manufacturing Apprentice UNIFABS LIMITED

To learn a range of manufacturing techniques and practices, including 3D Design, MIG/TIG welding/fabrication, metal bending (press brake) and powder coating, through on-site training and experience and college day release.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £227.50 - £260.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 09:00 - 16:30 Friday: 09:00 - 13:30

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

Successful candidates will learn and practice the full range of manufacturing processes, gaining knowledge both on the job and in the classroom. Supported by experienced Manufacturing Technicians, areas covered will include:

Interpreting Manufacturing Drawings

  • Interpretation of drawings
  • Tolerancing
  • Manufacturing symbols


  • Basic modelling
  • Drawings for manufacture
  • Basics of tolerancing

CNC Laser/Punch:

  • Programming/nesting
  • Operation
  • In process inspection

Press Brake/Metal Bending:

  • Setting
  • Operating
  • In process inspection

Welding and Fabrication:

  • Drilling/tapping/countersinking
  • Sawing
  • MIG welding
  • TIG welding
  • Spot welding
  • In process inspection
  • Jigs and fixture

Powder Coating:

  • Loading efficiently/jigging
  • Pre-treatment
  • Robot line
  • Manual booth
  • Calibration

Mechanical Assembly:

  • Use of assembly tools
  • Interpretation of assembly drawings
  • Use of non-metallics
  • Packaging


  • Technical inspection, both in process and finished parts

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Effective communication, both written and verbal
  • Problem Solving
  • Ability to work as part of a team

Personal qualities

  • Determination
  • Enthusiasm
  • Willing to learn
  • Self motivation

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths & English to Grade 4/C, equivalent or above

Future prospects

  • 3D Design Engineer, Mechanical Assembly, CNC punch/Laser operator, Welder/Fabricator, Press Brake Setter, Further training

Things to consider

  • Are you able to travel to both work & college?

About the employer

Unifabs offer far more than end product fabrication. With state of the art facilities and extensive experience in all aspects of metal design and manufacture, Unifabs manage the entire fabrication process from initial concept design through to powder coating and final assembly.




Haunchwood Park Drive, Colbek Court


CV10 9SP

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North Warwickshire & South Leicestershire College

  • Intermediate Engineering Operative Standard
  • Day release to North Warwickshire & South Leicester College - Nuneaton campus

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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