Fabricator/Welder Advanced Apprenticeship R H Irving

This role includes: carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc. You will use tools and techniques available for cutting, shaping, assembling and finishing materials. You will use inspection techniques that can be applied to check shape and dimensional accuracy.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    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, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 08:00 - 16:30 and Friday 07:00 - 15:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Dec 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Fabrication / welding of industrial structures - the successful candidate will be able to read and implement from technical drawings
  • Cutting bending and welding of products
  • Finishing and quality inspection
  • Workshop Health & Safety
  • Ensure Quality Control and Test Inspection documents for the project are completed as per planned timescales
  • Following good practice in regards to material sustainability (Reuse and/or Recycle) initiatives to reduce waste and save costs
  • Ensuring all necessary checks to ensure that installed services and equipment complies with the contract documentation
  • Recording and reporting all defective materials and substandard quality/workmanship standards that do not meet the works specification/s
  • Determine and assess the need for additional staff and resources
  • Report changes in project scope, identify project risks and assist in devising contingency plans
  • Adhere to best practices and tools for project execution and management
  • Some travel may be required for installation phase

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

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Competence)
  • Level 3 NVQ in Fabrication and Welding

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • The vacancy offers enhancement of skills and qualifications and once qualified, opportunities could arise for progression to higher education and employer promotion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Performing Engineering Operations (Grade Pass) Essential

About the employer

This company is responsible for some of the largest PowerFence Systems in the UK, and our growing client base is testament to our expertise in Fully Integrated Systems. This company covers all aspects of your requirements are met by just one contractor, including specification, design, supply, installation and the maintenance of Intelligent Security Systems. They can provide system interfacing using Perimeter Systems, Access Control, CCTV and Remote Monitoring to protect your site, warehouse or compound with the investment in such systems resulting in financial savings over traditional man-guarded sites.


R H Irving


11 Lee Close


NE38 8QF

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Training provider



Nathan Lyle



Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 24 Jul 2023