The apprenticeship will involve gaining experience in using a wide range of machinery at Rilmac Fabrication Ltd. Your duties will include but not be limited to TIG and MIG welding to a high standard, interpreting engineering drawings, to aid you in the manufacture of sheet metal fabrications, pattern development etc.,

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Attendance allowance, Pension after qualifying period, PPE

    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 8:00am to 16:30pm, may work evenings and weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • TIG and MIG welding to a high standard
  • Interpreting engineering drawings, to aid you in the manufacture of sheet metal fabrications
  • Pattern development
  • Sheet metal fabrication of mild steel and stainless steel
  • Installation work out on site
  • To cut, bend, weld and install sheet parts and large build fabrications
  • Learning to use CAD software
  • Use of plasma cutters and bending/forming equipment
  • Taking part in learning and development activities
  • All other associated duties as required

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

The apprentice will undertake on-the-job training to achieve the above tasks alongside attending college to complete the apprenticeship  Engineering operative Level 2.

Mandatory Qualifications
All apprentices undertaking this apprenticeship must achieve:

Mandatory qualifications:

Diploma in engineering operations (skills)

Ofqual regulated

Level of qualification: 2

Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)

Ofqual regulated

Level of qualification: 2

The Apprentice  will be working in the main factory building and will be managed by the Works Managers.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the first level, the apprentice will have the opportunity to proceed to a more advanced welding and fabrication qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above in English) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above in Maths) Essential

About the employer

Rilmac is a market leader of Asbestos, Fabrication, Insulation and Scaffolding services throughout the UK. We have a passion to achieve results and pride ourselves on the skills and expertise of our people. For more than 50 years the company has embraced the opportunity to support the apprenticeship scheme and several employees have successfully completed welding & fabrication schemes and progressed within the business.




Crofton Drive

Allenby Road Industrial Estate




David Hanley


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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