Steel Fabricator Apprentice ADEY STEEL LIMITED

At Adey Steel you can build your career in metal fabrication. Through an approved apprenticeship learning programme, to learn all relevant aspects of fabrication and welding to produce fabricated steel items and products to customer specifications and order requirements.

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Closing date: 03 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    In April 2023 the minimum apprentice pay rate will be going up to £5.28. This will increase the salary to £10,707.84.

    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 Thursday 07:15am to 16:15pm. Friday 07:15am to 12:15pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    02 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Prepare the working area, equipment, consumables and materials for setting out the components to be marked for drilling, cutting, welding or bending
  • Produce good quality fabricated components for the use in structural and other fabricated steelwork
  • Complete and dimensionally check the finished fabrication ready for inspection and report into the production control system
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above


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

  • Metal fabricator Level 3
  • Understand the main powered equipment used in steelwork fabrication (grinder, saw, drill, punch, guillotine, gas cutting equipment)
  • Understand the main non powered hand tools used in steelwork fabrication (hammer, square, scriber, measuring tape, chalk, trammel)
  • Understand the common component names section descriptions (beam, column, channel, plate, round hollow, square hollow, angle)
  • Be aware of the basic material grades and various sizes of materials used
  • Know the basics of quality documents and reporting systems

Other mandatory qualifications: Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) - Level: 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) - Level: 3

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Full time role available at the end of the programme on successful completion of the apprenticeship programme
  • 25 days holiday + 8 statutory bank holidays
  • Free parking on site
  • Annual health surveillance
  • Great learning environment

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, Physical fitness


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

About the employer

Adey Steel is one of the UK’s leading steel fabricators, working from our factory headquarters in the Midlands. We support clients in the rail, energy, infrastructure and engineering sectors. Our strong values are as inherent to our business today as they were when they were laid down by our founder Harry Adey in 1925. Proudly, we remain a family owned business with a passion for quality and a reputation for delivering steel projects to the exacting requirements of our customers, while ensuring the safety of our workforce is to the highest of industry standards.




11 Adey Square Falcon Ind


Meadow Lane

LE11 1HL

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Training provider



Arbaaz Cassim


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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