Manufacturing Apprentice UNIFABS LTD

To learn a range of manufacturing techniques and practices, including 3D Design, MIG/TIG welding/fabrication, metal bending (press brake) and powder coating, through on-site training and experience and college block release.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday: 9:00 – 16:30 Friday: 9:00 – 13:30

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    8 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A full range of manufacturing processes, gaining knowledge both on the job and in the classroom. Supported by experienced Manufacturing Technicians, areas covered will include:

  • Interpreting Manufacturing Drawings - Interpretation of drawings, Tolerancing, Manufacturing symbolsSolidwork, Basic modelling, Drawings for manufacture, Basics of tolerancing
  • CNC Laser / Punch - programming/Nesting, Operation, Inspection
  • Press Brake / Metal Bending - Setting,Operating, Inspection
  • Welding and Fabrication - Drilling/Tapping/Countersinking, Sawing,MIG/TIG/Spot Welding, In process inspection, Jigs & Fixtures
  • Powder Coating - Loading/jigging, Pre-treatment, Robot Line,     Manual Booth, Calibration
  • Mechanical Assembly - Use of assembly tools, Interpretation of assembly drawings, Use of non-metallics, Packaging
  • Inspection - Technical Inspection both in process and finished parts 

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

  • Level 2 Foundation Competence qualification
  • Level 3 Development Competence qualification
  • Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking end point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • 3D Design Engineer, Mechanical Assembly, CNC punch / Laser operator, Welder/Fabricator, Press Brake Setter, Further training

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

Are you able to travel to both work & college?

About the employer

We are a forward thinking, market leading designer & manufacturer of sheet metal products, offering an end to end solution to a diverse range of OEMs. We aim to partner with our clients to act as either an extension to their existing manufacturing capabilities or a one stop shop, managing the whole process from concept to completion. By utilising the latest technology, coupled with an experienced and dedicated team, we ensure a first class service is provided at all times, resulting in high levels of customer loyalty and retention.







CV10 9SP

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Training provider



Aysha Beeson


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering technician

Level 3 (A level)

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