Metal Fabricator apprentice Bomford Turner

Great opportunity to develop a Welding career in a global manufacturing company with a passion of new innovations. Once you have successfully completed the apprenticeship with HWGTA you will be offered progression and the chance to be at the forefront of new exciting developments.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 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: 9.00am - 4.00pm - FE Tuesday - Thursday, 8.30am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.30am - 3.15pm At company: Monday - Thursday, 7.00am. - 3.00pm and Friday, 7.00am - 2.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Fabricates components by analyzing requirements; welding parts
  • Develops welding projects by analysing work orders, prints and completed assembly; calculating requirements, studying metals, determining approporiate welding techniques
  • Collects equipment and materials by studying specifications and component requirements; order supplies and gases
  • Verifies welding results by inspecting and testing welds.Documents actions by completing records
  • Maintains safe work environment by following procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining suppliers; performin preventive maintenance; calling for repairs as necessary
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities
  • Comply with all Company and Health & Safety procedures

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

  • Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Worcester (WR4 9GN)
  • You will receive a training plan that is specific to your qualification, with sessions that are delivered through a combination of face-to-face and remote - Engineering Metal Fabricator Level 3
  • Additional training for functional skills in English and maths will be undertaken if required
  • Within year 2 onwards you will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions
  • They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment to gain your Engineering  qualification. There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in spring of each year

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After sucessfully completing the apprenitceship you will be a fully qualified Metal fabricator, and will be offered the position in our welding team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Strong Commitment, Time Management, Multi-work task management


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Desired Skills Previous practical experience, time keeping Hobbies to include working on cars, bikes, or machinery would be an advantage

About the employer

The precision-engineering partner for some of the most famous names in agricultural and green maintenance technology, Alamo Manufacturing Services manufactures equipment for blue-chip British companies such as Bomford Turner Ltd, Spearhead Machinery Limited, and McConnel Ltd A multi-million pound investment in the company’s state-of-the-art production facility at Salford Priors has enhanced quality and manufacturing capacity – ensuring AMS can meet the growing demand for new technologies. It builds and tests machines to meet the ISO9001:2002 hallmark of British quality management.


Bomford Turner


Alamo Group Europe Limited

Station Road Salford Priors


WR11 8SW

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Training provider



Donna Harper Edwards

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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