Sheet Metal Fabrication Apprentice ACKERMAN ENGINEERING LTD

Ackerman Engineering will provide an opportunity to learn various elements of performing sheet metal operations in a well-established factory. We welcome aspiring engineers investing time and resources to start your sheet metal fabrication career.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 08:00 – 17:00 Friday 08:00 – 13:00 Opportunities of overtime work.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Provides an opportunity to someone who is interested in learning about various elements of performing engineering operations to a recognised qualification.
  • Combining study and work, under the instruction and supervision of skilled technical staff, your days will offer lots of unique challenges, with an array of interesting work, and training.
  • You will work towards acquiring the knowledge and skills on how to competently perform duties using hand tools, marking out, drilling, milling, fitting and assembly, through to CNC laser & bending technology, and MIG/TIG welding and fabricating.

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

The apprenticeship training is delivered through a combination of workplace learning and regular college attendance. This training will teach you the knowledge, skills and behaviours set out in the Metal Fabricator Level 3 standard. On completion the apprentice will receive Metal Fabricator qualification. Functional Skills in Maths and English may also be required depending on current level.   

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We like to offer all apprentices, full time employment after successful completion of their apprenticeship. Providing they have worked hard and are wanting to grow and progress in Ackerman Engineering. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

You MUST be prepared to commit to your work and training for the duration of the apprenticeship. You will be required to have a telephone interview with Yeovil College prior to your application being passed on. If a suitable candidate is found prior to the advertised closing date, it may close earlier so please apply early to avoid disappointment.

About the employer

Ackerman Engineering is a sub-contract precision sheet metal company. Our components and fabrications are used across the UK, throughout Europe and beyond. Customers tend to be OEMs in fields such as electronics, security, transport, hydraulics, nuclear, plastics as well as medical and construction.








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Training provider



Nikita Thomas


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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