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Metal Fabricator Apprentice ICL Boulby

ICL Group Ltd are seeking a hardworking individual to join their team as a successful Metal Fabricator apprentice. The successful candidate will gain a Level 3 Metal Fabricator apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 07 Mar 2023

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

    Shifts and days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Practical experience will be gained in the four main working areas of the Mine i.e., Processing, Shaft and Winders, Infrastructure and Polyhalite Production. Whilst all the Processing activities are carried out on surface, all the Infrastructure and Production working areas are Underground. For Shaft and Winders, most of the activities takes place in the winder house located on surface, however from time-to-time maintenance and repair work is carried in the shaft and underground shaft bottom area.

As a Fabricator Apprentice, you will work closely with ICL team of experienced Tradesman all under the supervision of a responsible Foreman. The responsible Mechanical Operations Engineers will oversee and monitor progress of training in their specific areas.

After a period in a particular section, the Apprentice will be required to develop and present a report to a panel comprising of Engineers and Foremen who will then approve progression and deployment to another section. The report will include:

  • Work performed during deployment in that section
  • Key skills obtained during that period
  • Details of at least 1 key major job carried out
  • Any recommendations

Key Equipment:

By end of the apprenticeship period, it is expected that the trainee will have acquired basic skills to maintain, troubleshoot and repair of equipment.

  • Processing (Surface) - Conveyors, Pumps, Screens, Screw Feeders, Crushers, Drying and Coating System, Compaction Circuits
  • Mining (Underground) - The maintenance and repairs to the direct mining equipment comprising of Continuous Miners, Shuttle Cars, Feeder Breakers and Bolters. Time will also be spent in the equipment Rebuild Bay (BUB), where this direct mining equipment are stripped and rebuild
  • Infrastructure (Underground) - Divided into three main areas, Pumping, Diesel Workshop and Conveyor belts
  • Shaft and Winders - Consists of 3 Winders and Shafts - No1 Rock Winder and Shaft (+ - 1200m deep), No2 Man Winder and Shaft (+ - 1200m deep) and No3 Tailings Winder (+ - 140m deep)

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

  • On and off the job training
  • Level 3 Metal Fabricator apprenticeship
  • Day release at college or training provider

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Depending on the circumstances of the business upon completion of the apprenticeship programme there could be a potential position of employment available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4 or Above) Essential
BTEC or equivalent Welding (Grade Pass) Essential

Things to consider

This vacancy is to start immediately therefore you must be available to start before applying. The closing date, interview date and start date are subject to change. This vacancy may close early if sufficient applications are received. Please ensure you apply early to avoid disappointment. Individuals are able to undertake an apprenticeship at a higher level than a qualification they currently hold, including any previously completed apprenticeships. Individuals can also undertake an apprenticeship at the same level, or lower level than a qualification they already hold as long as the new apprenticeship allows for new skills to be acquired and the content of the training is materially different from any previous qualification or apprenticeship. Northern Skills will check candidates' eligibility prior to any interviews. Please be aware that as Northern Skills provide a recruitment matching service, we will also consider you for roles which pay the Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage.

About the employer

Boulby Mine is a 200-hectare site located just south-east of the village of Boulby, on the north-east coast of the North York Moors in Loftus, North Yorkshire England.


ICL Boulby


Boulby Mine Loftus

Saltburn By The Sea

TS13 4UZ

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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