Metal Fabricator/Welder Apprentice COSBY SUPPLIERS LTD

We have a successful apprenticeship programme and are looking to recruit three additional apprentices to join our team. You will learn fabricator welder skills as part of your college course and in the factory and will be gain other coachbuilding skills as part of your work at Cosby during your apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentice hourly pay rate would be £6.56. The apprentice would be earning a weekly wage of £255.84.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday - 8am - 4:30pm Friday - 8am - 3:30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Training and work will be varied and include welding, fabrication, assembly, manufacturing and trimming. 
  • As well as learning at college you will also get to learn in the Cosby factory. The tasks you are given will mirror your ability but as you develop and prove yourself then the range and complexity of tasks will increase.
  • You will learn to use power tools, workshop machinery, read drawings and a variety of manual skills to a high standard of finish.

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

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification such as an engineering drawing or an international standard. Fabricators are also responsible for the health, safety and environmental (HS&E) protection of themselves and others around them.

An employee would achieve a Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Level 3.

An employee would also achieve an Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Level 3.

Metal fabricator Level 3 (A level)

Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship modules may result in the offer of a full time position as a coachbuilding engineer. This is providing the apprentice works within the company rules and guidelines which will be explained during their induction.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Working under pressure


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

This is a great opportunity to work for a leading company doing interesting and varied work building unique bespoke vehicles. It will however require you to enjoy mechanical work, to work hard and to engage with the team around you. If you are prepared to put the effort in, you will quickly become part of the Cosby team.

About the employer

Cosby is the leading UK designer and manufacturer of bespoke vehicles, relocatable structures and expanding trailer bodies. We build awesome stuff and have a close-knit team of highly skilled staff. Every project provides new challenges and requires vision and passion for delivering quality across the business. Cosby works with a global blue chip customer base across the exhibition, broadcast, hospitality, medical, defence and other industry sectors. Virtually all of our vehicles and structures are unique and are built by an expert team of engineering coachbuilders at our factory in Cosby just off M1 J21.








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Training provider



Arbaaz Cassim


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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