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Steel Fixing Apprentice BYLOR SERVICES LIMITED

Steel Fixing is the construction of various modules to reinforced concrete i.e. beams, walls, columns, pile caps and slabs. The apprenticeship is made up of tutorials, workshops and practical's along with working at HPC for Bylor.

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Closing date: 27 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £256.00 - £630.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, times TBD, at College. Once productive on site, then shift working may be an essential part of your role; flexibility is required.

    Total hours per week: 48.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Apr 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    16 available

In this role, you will be responsible for the construction of the steel reinforcement which forms a vital part of any concrete structure. You will work with various diameters of steel that will need to be cut to length, bent to shape and fixed together, following the exact specification shown in the drawings or digital model. The work will be predominantly outdoors, you will be required to work closely with our Formwork Carpenters and Concrete Operatives to ensure productivity is maximised. On-site training and experience will be complemented by an extensive construction college apprenticeship programme that will lead to you becoming a competent Steel Fixer. Working in the Nuclear environment you will be working to exacting standards. This is an exciting opportunity to become part of Europe’s largest and most high-profile Construction project. The skills learnt over the life span of this project will firmly establish your career in Construction, with this prestigious project on your CV from day 1. Main Duties:

  • Setting out the work area, following engineering plans
  • Using hand and power tools to cut and bend bars or mesh
  • Tying rebar (reinforcement bars) together with wire, clips or welds to build up sections
  • Fitting spacers and 'chairs' (support)
  • Fixing the wooden formwork and shuttering used to hold setting concrete in place
  • Fixing steel to concrete bases
  • Installing beams and pre-cast slabs
  • Working closely with engineering designers, steel erectors and other construction workers

You will need a good eye for detail and the ability to follow engineering instructions and technical charts and diagrams. Good maths skills are necessary to work out and follow precise measurements. Steel fixer jobs are physically demanding work, involving heavy lifting, bending and working at heights. Your working environment may be at height, noisy, dirty, physically demanding, outdoors in all weathers and cramped. You will need to wear safety clothing and use safety equipment and adhere to the HPC values. You will need to complete your apprentice college work alongside working on site.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will also need to meet the following criteria [all potential offers are subject to meeting these criteria*]: * Eligibility without restrictions to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable. * Be able to be vetted to Nuclear security standards. This means having a valid UK/EEU passport Or Non-UK/EEU passport with supporting working visa, Full A4 Birth Certificate with parental birth certificate if needed. Proof of Address. Also, proof of National Insurance and be able to demonstrate a 3-year work or education history and provide a personal reference. * Full mobility to enable travel to various project locations, if required.

Personal qualities

  • Ability to Follow engineering instructions and technical charts and diagrams
  • Basic knowledge of building and construction
  • Enthusiastic
  • Genuine interest in construction
  • Physically fit
  • Excellent timekeeping and attendance
  • To be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • Patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • The ability to work well with others
  • The ability to use your initiative
  • Physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
  • Sensitivity and understanding
  • The ability to work well with your hands
  • To be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

Desired qualifications

GCSEs Grades 4/C or above in maths and English or equivalent.

Future prospects

Your workplace will predominantly be on the new nuclear build project at Hinkley Point C. It is anticipated that Steel Fixers will be required on this project for at least 5 years, so you will have opportunity to hone and develop your skills further. Being able to state that you have successfully completed your apprenticeship and developed your Steel Fixing skills and abilities on Hinkley Point C new nuclear build will be a highly valued part of your CV. Steel Fixers have opportunity to travel the country, the continent and the world to work on civil engineering/construction projects and can progress into site supervision and construction management in the future. Alternatively, learn other skills and broaden their construction experience.

Things to consider

Candidates will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions and at height; a suitable level of fitness is required to carry out the programme tasks. Candidates may be expected to travel to sites and/or stay away from home for work or college attendance. Overtime and shift work may be required. Regular worked site hours are 48 per week, subject to change. Must be over 18 years of age, flexible to work shift patterns. Weekly wages range from £256 - £630 per week. Wages depend on age at start of apprenticeship. The figures above show the weekly wage range, reflecting rates for different ages and working hours between 39 and 48 hours per week. Other travel & accommodation allowances are accessible whilst on site, dependent on individual circumstances. These are applied on top of the above figures. Income potential during this apprenticeship with BYLOR is very generous once additional allowances are factored in and as you develop your skills and knowledge. After your apprenticeship, career and earnings progression opportunities at Hinkley Point C are exceptional once qualified, flexibility is required as we are currently operating three shift patterns which include weekends, evenings and nights.

About the employer

BYLOR is a joint venture between Bouygues TP, a worldwide construction organisation with considerable experience in the nuclear sector, and Laing O’Rourke, the UK’s largest privately-owned engineering and construction contractor. Together we hold one of the largest contracts to build the new nuclear power station at Hinkley Point C in Somerset. Bylor is pushing the boundaries of innovation and modern technology while delivering high quality construction on a massive scale. Bylor has already broken the UK record for the largest continuous concrete pour of 9,000m3 of concrete, this is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation that is challenging the industry and making history. You will be part of the delivery team on building Europe’s largest construction project and working on the first new nuclear power station to be built in the UK for over 30 years. Your input, expertise and passion will enable us to complete the project safely, to the required level of quality, on time and on budget. this is a great opportunity to be part of a dynamic organisation that is challenging the industry and making history.




Hinkley Point C



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Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard Construction Steel Fixer:

  • Edexcel Level 1 Functional Skills mathematics and English (Exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Steel fixer

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 27 Jan 2022