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High Integrity Pressure Equipment Fabricator (Metal Fabricator Engineering Apprenticeship) Graham Hart (Process Technology) Limited

Graham Hart Process Technology is experiencing significant growth in the UK with its engineering products and services. As such, they are looking for an apprentice to join their Bradford operations. This is a great opportunity to join a well-established and progressive Bradford-based engineering company. Find out more by reading on.

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

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Closing date: 31 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 09:00 - 17:30, with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break and a 2 15-minute breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Friday will be 08:45 - 17:00, with a 45-minute lunch break.

    Total hours per week: 39.75

  • Expected duration

    48 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

High Integrity Pressure Equipment Fabricator.

This occupation is found in the advanced manufacturing engineering sectors. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using processes such as marking out, cutting, positioning, and welding of material forms such as steel pipe, plate, tubes, and fittings.

Work includes manufacturing high integrity pressure retaining equipment for the Oil & Gas, Petro-Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Chemicals, Defence and Nuclear Industries. Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories.

Fabricators use a large range of metals ranging from Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel through to exotics such as Titanium with material thicknesses from 6 mm to in excess of 250mm. The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can easily be picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders, machinists, stores personnel and many others involved in manufacturing, production, maintenance, and repair.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the high quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification such as an engineering drawing or an international standard. Fabricators are also responsible for the Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) protection of themselves and others around them.

Day to day duties will include:

  • Marking out materials to fabricate heat exchangers 
  • Using TIG, MIG and MMA techniques to weld parts to high standards for use in industrial applications
  • Working with skilled engineers to create specialist products for customers' bespoke requests
  • Use of specialist cutting and forming machinery and hand tools
  • Adhering to all company health and safety
  • Mentoring from highly skilled engineers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Any additional engineering skills or qualifications will be desirable, but not essential
  • Ideal candidate will also have gained some work experience (i.e., a part-time job), but not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Flexibility, energy, and drive to promote and respond to changing requirements
  • Honest, sincere, and genuine
  • Team player
  • Resilient and calm
  • Dedicated and conscientious
  • High levels of integrity and professionalism
  • A methodical and practical approach to learning, encompassed with a desire to succeed academically will ensure that this apprenticeship is fulfilling, rewarding and achievable

Desired qualifications

The ideal candidate should have 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English.

Future prospects

Successful applicants can look forward to the possibility of a full-time position, post-apprenticeship. Further training and job-specific development is also a possibility.

Things to consider

This company is located in BD10 (Bradford), so please ensure you can arrange suitable transport for the start and finish times of the job. It also includes off-the-job training at Appris (Bradford), so please make allowances for the travel.

31 days holiday (includes bank holidays).

About the employer

Incorporated in 1973, Graham Hart (Process Technology) Limited has grown to be a Company known for the high level of commitment given to customer service and for excellent standards of technical expertise and product Quality.

Specialists in the fields of Heat and Mass Transfer, the Company has built up a comprehensive, technology based, design and manufacturing facility enabling us to provide a full service from process data to completed equipment.

Where there are thermal design or pressure considerations, we are the company to come to. Our specialist knowledge and expertise make us the first choice for many Companies whose engineers know that they can pass on the burden of thermal and mechanical design enabling them to meet critical schedules.

It is almost impossible to list every type of unit or design that we have been involved with over the years, as most are bespoke and for specific applications. Many however do fall into groups, and we have tried to capture a selection of these to show our capabilities.

Our fully qualified design engineers are always available to give rapid response and help Customers individual technical problems.

Supported by extensive computer facilities and 3-D CAD systems our engineering team is able to provide complete and accurate thermal and mechanical design, calculations, and quotations from single items through to more complete plant packages.

Our company operates in many different sectors and while we have listed a number here, this list is by no means exhaustive.   The factor that links all sectors though, is our ability to supply safe equipment, fit for purpose, to exacting quality requirements, on time.


Graham Hart (Process Technology) Limited


Unit 4

Friars Industrial Estate


BD10 8SW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Appris Management Ltd



Level 3 Metal Fabricator apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Year one - day release at Appris training centre Bradford:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabrication & Welding (Foundation Competence) 

Year two & three - day release at Appris training centre Bradford:

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabrication & Welding (Development Knowledge)

Work-based learning, mentoring & development throughout years one to four:

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabricator (Development Competence)


  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • Further learning and support for End Point Assessment (EPA)

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this apprenticeship, you have to undertake some initial assessments. Once you have completed all these, you will be offered to come to Appris (training provider) for an interview. Appris also offer you the opportunity to apply for similar positions that they have on offer for summer 2022. Use link to apply -

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2022