Metal Fabricator Apprentice W D CLOSE AND SONS LIMITED

WD Close are looking for apprentices to start their engineering journey in 2023. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment. The position is for a Level 3 Metal Fabricator. Manufacturing anything that can be fabricated out of metal such as bridges, oil rigs and ships.

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

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Closing date: 07 Aug 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

    7:30am - 3:50pm Monday - Thursday, 7:30am - 12:30pm Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    13 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    10 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Duties include but not limited to:

  • Partnering an experienced Metal Fabricator with the aim of building up experience
    • Cutting, forming and joining various metals.
    • Assemble cut pieces of metal using temp welds, blocks and clamps
    • Deliver a high quality, consistent fabrication service in accordance with project requirements

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

  • Metal fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the right candidate could have the opportunity to be offered a full-time role in the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Initiative, Strong work ethic, Self motivation, Enthusiasm, Technical Knowledge


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential
Other Level 2 in Engineering (Grade Pass or above) Desired

About the employer

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne and established in 1983, WD Close are experts in structural steel fabrications, offering clients within the marine and engineering industries a high-quality design and installation service suited to their bespoke requirements.




Carville Works

Hadrian Road


NE28 6HF

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

When you arrive at Tyne North Training's application page please select Engineering Apprenticeship from the drop down list and complete the online application form that starts at the next page.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 07 Aug 2023