Sheet metal manufacture is a technical role involving the manipulation of metal to produce complex parts and assemblies to customer specifications. The opportunity to develop skills in the effective programming, set-up and use of CNC controlled equipment enables the production of precision components for a range of customers and sectors.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 7.00am until 4.00pm Friday, 7.00am until 3.00pm

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carry out a variety of technical operations using a range of advanced manufacturing techniques and equipment, to manufacture precision customer products and assemblies
  • Gain and develop skills and knowledge within the Sheet Metal industry using a variety of CNC and traditional techniques to produce a high quality product
  • Take pride in their work, being able to say with confidence that it is a quality product from a world-class manufacturing facility
  • As an Apprentice with Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications Ltd, you will be guided and supported in every aspect of your role. Mentoring is provided to ensure your learning journey is as efficient as possible

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

  • Metal fabricator Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Working in partnership with Chesterfield College, Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications Ltd are able to deliver the required qualifications to meet the Apprenticeship Standard and deliver the majority of the apprenticeship here on site with one day a week spent at college, which is based in Derby
  • Employer approved Level 3 Development Technical Knowledge qualification
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possible further study at Higher Apprenticeship and to specialise in knowledge within the Sheet Metal Section and to develop and expand skills and knowledge learnt

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9 to 5 or A* to C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 9 to 5 or A* to C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9 to 5 or A* to C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Engineering (Grade 9 to 5 or A* to C) Desired

Things to consider

In 2019 Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications Ltd became part of the Dynamic Group of industries. The Dynamic Group is based in the USA and has two sites with the UK, Dynamics Aerospace Fabrications Ltd in Derby and Hydram Engineering Ltd in Co. Durham.

About the employer

Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications are a leading supplier of fabricated aerospace components. Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications are part of the Dynamic Aerospace and Defence group. Dynamic is a privately-owned business with its main headquarters in Michigan, USA. The Dynamic Group specialise in supplying precision metal components for the aerospace, defence, automotive and rail sectors.




Dynamic Aerospace Fabrications LTD

10A Sills Road, Willow Farm Business Park, Castle Donnington

DE74 2US


Harriet Holland


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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