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This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful engineering business based in Burton as their new metal fabricator apprentice.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 Friday 8am - 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a welding fabricator, you will be responsible for joining metal using a variety of techniques, often to form new structures. Duties may include cutting and welding materials according to technical plans created by other construction professionals.

  • Carrying out gas welding techniques to manufacture items and components in accordance with approved welding procedures and quality requirements
  • Cutting materials into the required shapes, checking dimensions and thicknesses
  • Welding or joining metal and other materials into a wide range of structures & Welding metals components and materials
  • Following engineering plans, drawings and instructions
  • Operating tools and machinery and welding equipment
  • Visually inspecting welds and understand all types of testing
  • Dismantling metal structures
  • Cleaning tools, equipment and work areas
  • Wearing safety clothing and using protective equipment
  • Working on a construction site or in a workshop.
  • Interpreting assembly drawings and instructions.
  • Understanding the clients’ requirements and specifications.
  • Working methodically to correctly complete the task, without taking shortcuts or improvising, responsible to your supervisor for all activities
  • Following a sequence of operations to accomplish the task.
  • Setting up the welding machines and other necessary equipment for the task.
  • Use a grinder to smooth and clean as appropriately prior to and after welding
  • Preparing reports of the work completed.
    meet your targets and contribute to those of the team as a whole
  • Performing quality control checks on the finished product.
  • Attend additional training courses as identified by your manager
  • Adhering to the company’s safety standards and working procedures, follow risk assessments and all H&S documents

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.

Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard: Level 3 Technical Certificate in Advanced Engineering Manufacturing, Portfolio Development covering the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours required, Gateway, End Point Assessment

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, Number 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
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

Physical role using tools and equipment

About the employer

Robey Engineering Solutions has been trading since 2018, carrying out predominantly stainless steel fabrication, welding, pipework installation and completion of process services mainly to the food, drink & brewing industries. Based in Burton on Trent, but carrying out services across the UK to a high standard and to comply with all H&S requirements and industry best practice and applicable British standards.




Unit 5

Sidings Industrial Estate

Wetmore Rd

DE14 1SB

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Training provider



Sam Singh-Eyley

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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