If you have an interest in working in a creative, busy environment, we are looking for an enthusiastic Fabricator/Welder Apprentice to work in the metal shop at Stage One. This exciting opportunity will provide a fantastic welding experience working on a variety of bespoke projects.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday- Friday 7.30am- 4pm (8 hours)- 40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To work within a metal fabrication department carrying out welding and fabrication tasks on a range of bespoke projects.

Duties will include:

·         Welding and fabrication of steel

·         Drilling and grinding of steel

·         Daily manual handling

·         Operating welding and plant equipment

·         Safe use of metal fabrication power tools


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

Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Level 3.

Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level: 3

Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

What will I study?
This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Metal Fabricator and will include the following:

  • Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
  • Check materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses identified on detailed engineering drawings
  • Use the correct methods for the moving and handling resources and materials
  • Set up, check and adjust the equipment for use in the safe and reliable fabrication of metal products or components and maintaining the equipment in a reliable and safe condition throughout
  • Interpret technical drawings, patterns, templates and specifications to mark out, produce and assemble complex fabricated products to meet the required specification and quality requirements
  • Use appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to shape and form (HOT or COLD) metal materials, demonstrating and applying knowledge of material properties and characteristics throughout
  • Operate appropriate tools and equipment to join metal parts using a range of mechanical fasteners and fixing techniques
  • Operate thermal joining equipment to join metal parts using a range of appropriate techniques to the standards required by the specifications for the fabrication activity being carried out
  • You will also work towards the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End Point Assessment (EPA) professional discussion will be based.

Method of Delivery:
A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering.

How will I be assessed?
Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship. The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of:

Practical observation - to assess the apprentice’s application of skills within the apprentice’s place of work or in a suitable environment away from the workplace (e.g. in a centre approved by the EPAO)
Professional discussion - to holistically assess knowledge, skills and behaviours across the standard and will be informed by portfolio of evidence

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Continuing to build on knowledge and skills with opportunity to work away on site in the UK, Europe & worldwide and to assist with the installation of projects built in our workshops. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Flexibility, Adaptability, Positive attitude, Enthusiasm to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Please be aware of where we are based, which is a rural location with limited access by public transport. Please check bus routes if relevant. Positions in the workshop will require flexibility in working hours. Early start at 7.30am. After you submit your application, please look out for an email from You must reply, otherwise your application will not be considered.

About the employer

Stage One is a unique, innovative and exciting company. We are a creative construction and manufacturing company and are responsible for delivering some of the most iconic projects including: Olympic ceremonies, global events, product launches, architectural pavilions, theatre and TV sets which are all things that we are regularly creating.




Hangar 88

Marston Business Park


YO26 7QF

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Training provider




01904 770368

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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