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Plater Apprentice ECS Engineering Services Limited

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a large engineering business based in Sutton in Ashfield that provides engineering solutions to the water, energy and environmental industries as their new plater apprentice.

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Closing date: 09 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,504.56 to £18,772.00

    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 Thursday 7.25am - 3.55pm Friday 7.30am - 1.30pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Interpretation of technical drawings
  • Fabrication of steel members
  • Checking size of section/length and pre-drilled holes against drawing
  • Ensuring all steel and relevant fittings are available and holes/plates are dressed correctly
  • Marking off sections for notching or the attachment as fittings as required
  • Flame cutting, grinding, tack welding and lifting operations
  • Ensuring best possible joints are used at all times

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time job with the company. Continued training and development.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness, Interest in Engineering


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
Other Engineering (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Physical role using tools and equipment. Travel to Derby for day release.

About the employer

ECS provide high quality, reliable and cost effective engineering solutions, specialising in bespoke design and construction of water, energy and environmental processing and management projects.


ECS Engineering Services Limited


Ecs Engineering Services Ltd

Fulwood Road South


NG17 2JZ

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Training provider



Sam Singh-Eyley

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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