Metal fabricator Apprentice ASTLEY SIGNS LIMITED

The fabrication apprentice will work with time served fabricators and welders in the production of industrial and commercial signage. You will work towards a level 3 qualification in metal fabrication.

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Closing date: 15 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 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 fabricators and welders in the production of industrial and commercial signage.

  • The apprentices will be trained in how to use specialist tools and equipment in the workshop.
  • The apprentices will mark off, measure, cut and bend using various cutting and forming tools and equipment
  • The apprentices will learn how to read drawings, select steel and prepare materials before commencing work
  • The apprentices will learn how to check materials; typically dimensions and thicknesses
  • The apprentices will interpret technical drawings, patterns, templates and specifications to mark out, produce and assemble complex fabricated products to meet the required specification and quality requirements
  • The apprentices will 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 level 3 metal fabricator qualification and sit an 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, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Administrative skills, Team working


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

Astley has amassed a wealth of expertise in creating branded environments, supporting clients such as Sainsbury's, The Co-operative, JET and Hilton Hotels with a variety of essential signage solutions. From multi-location rollout programmes across the UK and Europe, to highly bespoke single site installations, Astley has built up a reputation of providing the very best consultancy and expert client support in the industry. Astley is part of Mindelon, a privately owned Swedish corporate group that acquires, owns and develops technology-based businesses in selected niches. The Mindelon group comprises a number of companies focused on increasing sales and efficiency in retail stores and other companies. Together the companies are active in some ten countries in Europe. To learn more about Mindelon, please visit




Redforrest House Queens Court North Earlsway Team Valley


NE11 0BP

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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