Apprentice Fabricator DACON FABRICATIONS LTD

An Apprentice Fabricator (level 3) is required. The fabrication apprentice will work with time served sheet metal workers and fabricators and learn how to read drawings, select steel and prepare materials.

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Closing date: 01 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.00 am - 3.30pm Friday 7.00 am - 1.00 pm

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The fabrication apprentice will:

  • Work with time served sheet metal workers and fabricators.
    Learn how to read drawings, select steel and prepare materials
    be trained in how to use specialist tools and equipment in the workshop.
  • Mark off, measure, cut and bend using various cutting and forming tools and equipment.
  • Work safely at all times complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, organisational and environmental requirements.
  • Prepare for the metal fabrication activities before commencing work.
  • 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.
  • Cut, drill, shape and preparing metal materials during fabrication activities using manual and power tools as required calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments/equipment.

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

The candidate will work towards a Metal Fabricator apprenticeship 

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

End point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Dacon Fabrications Limited has established an enviable reputation for delivering bespoke engineering solutions to a wide variety of national and global clients. As a long established business with a highly skilled team, we have built lasting partnerships with many clients that span decades, delivering engineering excellence.







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Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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