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Fabrication and Welding Apprentice GATEHOUSE ARCHITECTURAL LTD

An exciting opportunity to join the friendly team at Gatehouse Architectural gaining experience in welding and fabricating stair units, balustrade and handrails, balconies and any other architectural metalwork we may be manufacturing.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary from £10,004.80 to £14,206.40 per annum, depending on age.

    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 8:00am to 4:30pm. 30 minutes lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The trainee will be given training, instruction and guidance to develop skills in welding / fabrication of all our products including staircases, balustrades and handrails, balconies and any other architectural metalwork in which we may be involved.
This includes:

  • Becoming familiar with and correctly interpreting design drawings and briefs prepared by the design team.
  • Full and proper in house training will be given for the use of factory plant ie. overhead crane, forklift, manual handling etc.
  • There will also be the opportunity to take weld tests.

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

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard.

Training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be required to attend Dudley College (Advance II, Priory Rd, Dudley, DY1 4AS) premises one day per week to work towards your Apprenticeship Standard Qualification.  An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessments, coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

At the end of your training, you will sit an exam and submit course work as part of your assessment, and you will receive a Level 2 qualification.

Forklift training, overhead crane training, weld testing to comply with CE marking or quality accreditation, other training courses will also be available at various times of the apprenticeship.

All apprentices undertaking this apprenticeship must achieve:

Mandatory qualifications:

Diploma in engineering operations (skills)

Ofqual regulated

Level of qualification: 2

Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)

Ofqual regulated

Level of qualification: 2

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Welder / Fabricator and progress to Senior Fabricator / Team Leader

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Punctuality, Respectful behaviour, Sense of humour, Not shy to ask for help


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English Language (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Would the candidate be prepared to occasionally work on site/away from home if required?

About the employer

Since starting over 20 years ago, Gatehouse has built a reputation for quality architectural metalwork products, supplied to building contractors and the public. Our team work closely in all aspects of the business to ensure complete customer satisfaction, high standards of manufacture and a good working environment.




Unit D, Wartell Bank Industrial Estate

Wartell Bank



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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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