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Fabrication and Welding Apprentice ALTHAM FABRICATIONS LIMITED

This vacancy is for an Engineering Fabrication Welding Apprentice based in Blackburn, Lancashire. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Working week to be confirmed at interview

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    19 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your job role will consist of different tasks such as:
* Welding components
* Welding Castings
* MIG and TIG

Due to the nature of the role there is lots of heavy lifting involved.

The successful candidate will train and become competent welding, components and castings industry, learning to weld both MIG & TIG to a very high standard.

You will also be trained to learn basic engineering drawing, measuring and marking out, knowledge of engineering materials and handling of engineering information. Additional skills covered may include, fitting using hand skills, producing sheet metal components and assemblies and a range of welding techniques and principles. Each of these is decided by the level of qualification being taken and the job role you are undertaking.

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

* Extended Diploma in Fabrication & Welding NVQ L3
* Diploma in Engineering L3
* Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT (if not already achieved)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Engineers are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Analytical skills, Logical, Initiative, Strong Work Ethic, Good Time Keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Technology (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Altham Fabtek Ltd is a well-established private company that specialises in sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting and structural steelwork. Altham Fabtek Ltd operates from a spacious head office located on Altham Industrial Estate in Blackburn, Lancashire. Here, it carries out a broad range of sheet metal fabrication projects and manufactures products of the very highest standard. Such activities are part of a complete manufacturing and installation operation, which includes a full 'Measure, Make, and Fit' service geared to meeting clients? specific requirements. We specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of heavy fabrications but we also design and install components such as machine guards and duct repairs - on site and to your own specification. We have a complete design and build capability and have completed projects all over Europe








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Training provider



Grace Gardner

01254 54659

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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