L3 Metal Fabricator Apprentice RHH FRANKS LIMITED

RHH Franks are recruiting a Level 3 Metal Fabricator engineering apprentice. Working with Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) and our skilled workforce, you will be trained in all aspects of fabrication and welding as well as gaining extensive knowledge of engineering materials and standards used in the Aerospace sector.

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    During 1st year at SETA: 8am - 4pm Monday - Thursday 8am - 3pm Friday Upon return to employer: (year 2 onwards) 7:45am – 4:15pm - Monday to Thursday 7:45am – 12:45pm - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    17 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • You will learn how to read engineering drawings
  • You will learn how to measure, mark out and produce sheet metal components and assemblies to precision tolerances
  • You will learn to do TIG welding
  • You will learn how to maintain workshop equipment and keep it in good repair
  • Observing learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes
  • To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes by working independently or with a team to undertake tasks and increase overall contribution to the department
  • Maintaining a logbook over the duration of the apprenticeship period. Recording training, projects that have been undertaken and skills learnt

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

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard programme. This will include a full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton.

You will also begin a technical certificate (depending on your prior attainments) where you will be required to attend SETA one day a week over two academic years. After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills for your End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further job specific training and development will be provided as required by the role. There may also be other opportunities to contribute to overall success of the business by taking on additional roles and responsibilities.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Team working, Strong work ethic, Motivated, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to and from SETA in Southampton for training in the 1st year and travel to workplace thereafter.

About the employer

RHH Franks was established in 1961 and is a family run business. We deliver subcontract services to the aerospace industry, and we specialise in adhering to the tightest tolerances and specifications demanded by our customers. The business has grown to supply turnkey manufacturing solutions across a range of industries from complex precision components, simple assemblies to complete part constructions.






BH25 6SA

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Training provider



Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)


023 8077 1908

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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