Apprentice Machinist/Fabricator/Welder Bradman Lake Limited (Bristol)

An Apprenticeship opportunity to manufacture/fabricate components from drawings working to specific tolerances and within agreed timeframes, ensuring all parts are available for the assembly process as required.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentice Current Rate p/h (37 hours p/w) Year One £6.26 Year Two £8.35 Year Three £10.44 Year Four £12.53

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, the specific hours will be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Primary Responsibilities/Activities:

 •   Select appropriate welding plant, machine and tooling to manufacture components as specified on drawings

•     Select appropriate materials for each job as described in the drawings

•     Run the welding plant/machine to produce required components

•     Check and verify accuracy of components once manufactured

•     Daily and accurate completion of records including timesheets and inspection status documentation

•     Report any manufacturing errors to team leader so corrective action can be agreed

•     Adhere to all quality, H&S standards

•     Work with other departments to set priorities regarding component manufacture to ensure all parts are produced within required timeframes

•     Other duties as may be required

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

Machining technician Level 3 (A level)

As an apprentice, you can expect to undertake work-based learning with an employer who will pay you a wage. Throughout the duration of your apprenticeship, you will attend college for one day per week.

The rest of your training will take place in-house at your workplace by your employer and a qualified assessor who will visit you on-site who will complete assessments and progress reviews.

In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will undertake an End Point Assessment. It measures the knowledge, skills and behaviours each apprentice has developed and will include a knowledge test, practical observation and a technical interview. This part of the apprenticeship is employer-led, so it will be your employer who decides if you are ready to undertake your End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Development throughout the business, supervision, management, engineering and service departments.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Mechanically minded, Proactive, Flexible, Reliable, Highly motivated, Customer focused, Change & goal orientated, Realistic & pragmatic approach


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4-9) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 4-9) Desired

About the employer

The Bradman Lake group provides innovative packaging solutions to a client base that demands a partner to help them excel in today’s competitive and demanding market. Amalgamating our four key brands: Autowrappers (founded in 1948), Europack (founded in 1966), Bradman Lake (founded in 1969) and Ibonhart (founded in 1979) we are a leading designer and manufacturer of packing machinery and turnkey systems to the bakery & biscuit, chocolate & confectionery, dry foods, chilled and frozen foods, consumer, pharmaceutical and healthcare sectors. Bradman Lake is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the multi-disciplined global UK engineering group, Langley Holdings plc.


Bradman Lake Limited (Bristol)


Unity Road



BS31 1DT

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Machining technician

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions Application via : Application Form on, together with you CV and send to:

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023