Portobello-RMF are recruiting for a fabricator/plater apprentice. You will be trained by one of our highly skilled operatives and be given the opportunity to manufacture high quality equipment for end users around the world, manufacture equipment to engineering drawings and testing and commissioning of equipment.

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Closing date: 03 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 to Friday – Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    3 Years

  • Possible start date

    20 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will gain experience in manufacturing pressure vessels, heat exchangers and high integrity fabrications along with working and installing manufactured equipment on sites around the UK and potentially overseas.  All members of the Portobello - RMF Engineering team are given the necessary training to progress within the business.

Principle role & responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret manufacturing drawings
  • Manufacture equipment to engineering drawings
  • Testing and commissioning of equipment
  • Carry out inspection of manufactured equipment
  • You will have the opportunity to work on and manufacture rescue submarines
  • You are directly responsible for producing the equipment and will be used in areas around the UK
  • We will provide you with all the necessary training and equipment to be able to do your job
  • You will be working in a modern environment, with small-heavy engineering constantly working around you

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

Mandatory qualifications:

  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) - level 3

  • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) - level 3

You will study on a Level 3 Metal Fabricator standard on a Metal Fabricator pathway. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3 standard.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC training centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the training centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths Higher Paper (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Portobello-RMF is an amalgamation of two highly respected fabrication companies within Sheffield and have been in existence since 1933. We design, manufacture and test process plant equipment such as pressure vessels, heat exchangers and high integrity fabrications. This equipment serves a vast number of sectors such as Oil & Gas, Chemical, Nuclear, Marine, Defence and Renewables. We are one of a small number of companies within the UK that can manufacture equipment in a substantial range of material grades, making us at the forefront of quality manufacture.




3 Longacre Close



S20 3FR

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Training provider



Recruitment Team

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jul 2023