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Sheet Metal Fabricator and Press Brake Apprentice PROTECH STAINLESS LIMITED

Are you looking for a career in engineering? Protech Stainless are based in Bedford and they are looking for a Sheet Metal Fabricator and Press Brake Apprentice. You will be creating stainless steel parts for machinery based in the food industry and working with a busy team as well as working off site around the country.

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

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Closing date: 26 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    07:00 – 16:00, Monday to Friday with an hour for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    10 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

If you are hoping to begin a career in engineering? Then this employer wants to hear from you!

A significant part of this role will involve using the press brake system for folding sheet metal parts. You will receive full training in how to do this.

You will learn how to read production and engineering drawings. You will also fit machinery in the work shop which involves putting components together and using TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas) welding and cutting tools.

You will be involved in the improvement of the manufacturing methods on a wide range of products and, the employer will be looking for your ideas on how to improve methods.
You will be involved with projects about maintaining high standards. You will learn all aspects of sheet metal fabrication and the operation of the press brake in this role.

All aspects of sheet metal work and fabrication will be involved in this role as well as the opportunity to work off site, around the country.

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

  • Engineering Operative – Level 2
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations
  • EAL Level 2 in Engineering Operations

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent employment with Protech Stainless and training across other areas of the business, including fabrication, on successful completion of your apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

good timekeeping, Good attention to detail, Good communication skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 to 3 (A* to D)) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9 to 3 (A* to D)) Desired

Things to consider

This role would involve handling heavy machinery and standing for periods of time. Overtime will occasionally be available.

About the employer

Protech is a market leader in the innovation, design and manufacture of stainless steel products. The company specialises in the manufacture of bespoke products that are essential to any hygiene and quality conscious environments, including; food, health, and pharmaceutical industries.




A6 / Rushden Road

Milton Ernest

MK44 1RU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Feb 2023