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Apprentice Fabricator AJ Lowther & Son Ltd

Excellent opportunity to work for a well established company, who will offer plenty of support during the apprenticeship. You will learn how to fabricate from drawing as well as learning how to operate a variety of steelworking machinery. The position is likely to lead to a full time position at the end of the apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    8.30 - 4.30 Monday to Thursday, 8.30 - 3.15 Friday when in Training Centre. 8.00 - 4.30 Monday to Friday whilst in company

    Total hours per week: 37.75

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    11 Feb 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Fabricate structural steelwork for buildings from drawings

Fabricate bracketry from drawings

Fabricate gates/handrails/staircases from drawings

Weld up larger components tacked up by others

Operate plate making machinery

Operate a saw

Learn the painting process

Operate a forklift

Operate overhead gantry cranes

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Positive attitude
  • Motivated

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE Grades 4/C and above (or equivalent) in maths and English

Future prospects

  • Full time position available on completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

Rural location so transport will be required.

About the employer

A well established family business that has been going for over 70 years, A J Lowther & Son produce structural steelwork as well as staircases, mezzanine floor and gates and railings


AJ Lowther & Son Ltd





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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Herefordshire Group Training Association


Sue Tong 01432 377002

Training through HWGTA normally comprises of five days per week at our Training Centre at Holmer Road for the first year of the Apprenticeship doing an appropriate course of study. A Block Release option is also available.  Functional Skills Maths and English (if required)

A monthly monitoring visit in company will also take place in year 2  during which we make ourselves available for discussion about any special training that may be useful to you, and to identify and resolve problems if they arise.

At the end of your training period you will be put through to an end point assessment with an external verifier where you will showcase and evidence your knowledge, skills and behaviours.

In addition, the training programme includes a 5-day team building residential course, usually held in April/May each year,

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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