Apprentice Truck Builder (Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship) COLLIERS TRUCK BUILDERS LTD

A fantastic opportunity to undertake a Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship. The role involved building truck bodies for the best truck builder in the UK.

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

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Closing date: 07 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.00am - 3.30pm with a 30 minute break.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?


  • Mig welding, primarily steel with some aluminium and stainless
  • Thicknesses range from 2mm to 12 mm
  • Job size 300mm to a whole truck


  • Framework
  • Truck components
  • Using adjustable square, mole grips, hammers and various hand tools


  • Hydraulic pipes and fittings
  • Electrical fittings and cables


  • Truck mountings
  • Crane sub-frames
  • All types of truck bodywork

Working with raw materials:

  • Cut and shape sheet metal and sections
  • Cutting timber and laying wood decks to trucks

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

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard
  • This apprenticeship will also include Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential for a full-time long-term position. Many staff have been here from leaving school to retirement
  • Potential to become a supervisor or manager and move up in the company

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Reliable, Efficient


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 9-4/A*-C) Essential

About the employer

We build truck bodies and fit HIAB type cranes. Typically all new chassis delivered direct from the main dealers, mainly for Mercedes, Volvo, MAN, DAF and Isuzu. We have customers from all over the UK and a full order book for 2023.




Units 15-18 Swanvale Industrial Estate

Colchester Road



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Training provider



Colchester Institute - Apprenticeship Team

01206 712043

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: 07 Apr 2023