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Advanced Metal Fabricator Apprentice B P ROLLS LIMITED

BP Rolls is one of the largest independent commercial and private vehicle repairers in the UK. An exciting opportunity has become available for an apprentice welder in our vehicle body repair shop. Manufacturing anything that can be fabricated out of metal such as bridges, oil rigs and ships.

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Closing date: 25 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary £14,560 for those under 18 yrs based on a 40hour week Salary £16,380 for those 18yrs and older based on a 45 hr week

  • Working week

    18yrs+ 8.00 am - 5.30 pm, 16-17yrs 8.00am - 4.40pm, working days TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    20 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be working alongside skilled craftsmen and trained in all aspects of commercial body repair:

This will include:

  • All aspects steel cutting and fabrication
  • Electric grinders and guillotine
  • Mig and arc welding
  • Using a variety of equipment such as hand tools, air drills and pillar drills

You will also be given training on a forklift and scissor lift.  

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with initiative, self-confidence, with the drive and ability to work under their own direction or within a team of professionals. They will need to be punctual, reliable and focused on the requirements of the role.

At BP Rolls Group we value all our employees and appreciate that everyone in our business plays their part in delivering first-class workmanship and maintaining our customer satisfaction. We are proud to have a high staff retention rate, with a number of employees who have completed more than 10 years' service and some who have been with us for 20 or 30 years!

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

You will attend Sparsholt for a two-week block in August and then day release starting from September

You will achieve:

  • Level 3 Advanced Metal Fabrication Standard
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship you may be offered a permanent position within the organisation.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Can do attitude, an interest in fabrication, Reliable, Good attitude for learning


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C (4) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C (4) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C (4) or above) Desired

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role, where you will be required to be on your feet for long periods of time. There is a skills shortfall in the welding industry so on achievement of this apprenticeship you will have developed a career for life.

About the employer

Established since 1966, our family owned business has over 50 years of heritage in the motor trade, and has grown from the garden workshop of our founder Brian Rolls, to the multi-site operation we have today. The four divisions of our company operate from headquarters in Andover, Hampshire with an additional depot in Newport, Wales. We are the largest independent business of our kind in the south of England and proud to offer a wide range of services across Commercial Vehicle Repair and Paint, Signs and Graphics, Accident Repair, and Service and MOT. Whether you are a private customer or a corporate client you can be sure of one thing, BP Rolls endeavor to deliver high quality workmanship and first class customer service that is second to none. We strive to be at the forefront of a rapidly changing vehicle repair industry, offering customers the most efficient, cost effective and cutting edge solutions, whilst minimising any negative impact on the environment. We continually invest in our facilities, equipment, people and and working practises and our business continues to grow from strength to strength as a result.




28 Hopkinson Way

West Portway Industrial Estate


SP10 3LF

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Training provider



Karen Jackson

01962 797452

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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