Apprentice Fabricator/Welder AF FABRICATIONS LTD

We are looking for a welding and fabrication apprentices to join our busy team. The successful candidates will be assigned a mentor for each of the business processes starting with Process 8 CNC punch and finishing at Process 16 after paint assembly, which we expect to be completed in the first year of the apprenticeship. The role includes informing of any concerns regarding parts, build, people and equipment, maintaining safety and cleanliness of the work areas and signing for the receipt of delivered goods.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay may vary dependent on age of the candidate.

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday – 08:00 – 16:30. Friday – 08:00 – 16:00 30 minute break.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Responsible for the fabrication assembly, including welding and sanding ensuring the products meet the standard manufacturing tolerances
  • Inform of any urgently required equipment
  • To inform of any concerns regarding parts, build, people and equipment
  • Maintain safety and cleanliness of the work areas
  • Sign for the receipt of delivered goods
  • Working closely with others across departments
  • Attend meetings Comply with the requirements of BS EN ISO 9001 quality system

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

  • Level 2 General Welder (Arc Processes) apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required
  • This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only
  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession
  • You will experience a blended learning model
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio
  • At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged
  • The candidate will be required to successfully achieve qualifications at level 1 in English and Mathematics and also to have taken examinations at level 2, for both subjects, within the period of apprenticeship if not already achieved

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The progression route for the candidates who successfully complete this programme is to move on to the higher award in metal fabrication.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3 / A*-D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-3 / A*-D) Essential

About the employer

AF Fabrications Ltd specialise in the manufacture of steel and stainless enclosures for the electrical industry. We have two manufacturing facilities on two sites in Nottinghamshire adjacent to Junction 28 of the M1 giving us transport links across the country. Our modern design, administration and manufacturing facilities include the latest design technology, CNC automated and non-automated manufacturing equipment.







NG17 2HU

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Training provider



Laura Brown

01623 900467

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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