Wm Hare have positions available for Craft Apprentices to produce work made from thick metal plates and structural steel sections, such as columns and beams, using a wide range of tools and equipment. Your role will include to read and interpret engineering drawings and assemble components by welding them together.

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

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages £7.59 to £9.13 p/h, depending on age

  • Working week

    8:00am – 4:30pm, Monday to Thursday with 30-minute dinner break, 8:00am – 1:00pm, Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    5 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Day-to-day duties will include:

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Assemble components by welding them together
  • Ensure finished welds are of a good standard and the required size
  • Use a variety of tools, welding equipment and overhead traveling cranes
  • Implementation and adhering to all health and safety policies

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

The successful applicant will be working towards an Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding, on completion of the apprenticeship they will have gained a Metal Fabricator Level 3 qualification. This will include a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge), Technical Certificate and Functional Skills.

Please be aware you will be working in the company and will also be required to attend Alliance Learning for the Block release training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of the Apprenticeship the applicant would then have the opportunity to progress within the business to gain a higher status level.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade A*-C (4-9)) Essential

Things to consider

Some heavy lifting may be required

About the employer

The William Hare Group is a world-leading steel business, providing value engineered steel solutions to some of the world’s most innovative and sustainable construction projects. William Hare was formally incorporated in 1945 and is now the leading independent steel fabrication company in the UK with an annual turnover in excess of £170 million. We continue to build on this foundation by working in both emerging and well-established sectors, all over the world.




Brandlesholme House

Brandlesholme Road



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Training provider



Recruitment Team

01204 677 888

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please register your details on our website and a member of our dedicated recruitment team will contact you.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Aug 2023