Apprentice Metal Fabricator (Welder) NEWSPACE CONTAINERS LIMITED

The fabrication of metal containers for Industrial and Commercial use. The role requires plasma cutting, MIG welding, grinding, fitting and being able to read drawings.

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Closing date: 16 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Standard days 7.30 - 16.30 Monday - Thursday, 7.30 - 13.30 Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As a Welder/Fabricator apprentice at Newspace you will mainly be working in our fabrication workshop, day to day duties will include:

  • Being responsible for your health and safety in the workplace
  • Ensure any PPE used is checked and in good condition
  • Following drawings and instructions for each job
  • Check dimensions of materials to be welded
  • Safely Operate welding equipment
  • Visually inspect welded joints
  • Cut and fit various types of doorways, windows into metal units using plasma cutters and or angle grinders
  • Check each job and sign off to an acceptable standard before passing to next department
  • Mig weld at a bench and in situ. Horizontal and vertical welding (vertical down)
  • Check each job and sign off to an acceptable standard before passing on to next department
  • Regular communication with supervisor or chargehand on progress
  • Keep tools, equipment and work areas clean

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

Engineering Technician Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 3 competence qualification 
  • Level 3 knowledge qualification 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Opportunity to continually enhance skills and become a highly proficient welder with possibility of progressing to departmental manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Self Motivated, Enthusiastic, Flexible and adaptable


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9 or C and above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role in a manufacturing environment but highly suitable for someone who wishes to work within the metal fabrication industry. Hard work and dedication will be required to become successful and learners will be expected to work on 2 or 3 qualifications at the same time. There is an expectation that the learner will contribute towards production from the second year onwards. Completion of the program along with a positive attitude and commitment holds a strong potential for continued employment and progression as failure to complete the program with result in a failure to remain in employment.

About the employer

Newspace Containers has been a leading manufacturer of modular temporary accommodation, secure storage, welfare facilities and retail units since 2000. Based on an 8-acre industrial site in Lydney, GLoucestershire we design and manufacture units from the ground up, using carefully selected tradespeople including welders, paint sprayers, carpenters, plumbers and electricians. Our range of office and welfare units are used widely throughout the UK construction industry and our retail units have been sited at various sports/entertainment venues around the UK and Europe. We are committed to continuous improvement in all aspects of our manufacturing processes and apply an innovative approach to design.




Units 30-31 Lydney Harbour Estate

Harbour Road


GL15 4EJ

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Training provider



Andrew Ryan

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 16 Jul 2023