Apprentice Fabricator Welder TOUCHLINE FABRICATIONS LTD

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Fabricator/Welder based in Preston. Touchline Fabrications limited was formed in Preston in 1982 and is an established business with an excellent reputation in structural steelwork and this is an attractive proposal for a potential candidate who wishes to have a future in a successful employee driven company.

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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 - Thursday 8am to 5pm Friday - 8am to 2pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    04 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Touchline Fabrication LTD is looking for a highly motivated individual, with some knowledge and understanding of welding and steel fabrication. The successful candidate will
have good time keeping skills to work alongside our team carrying out welding and fabrication tasks along with other tasks as required

Your role includes but not subject to:

  • Welding and fabricating structural steel, including large columns and beams.
  • Working safely in a busy working environment
  • Communicating with other employees and steelwork engineers
  • Cleaning up after each task
  • Working both inside the workshop and outside the workshop in different weather conditions.
  • Preparing the machinery ready for inspections and repairs
  • Identifying different tools, machinery, materials including nuts and bolts
  • Fabricating steel plates, baskets, beams, columns etc
  • Good English skills to complete worksheets and time-sheets

You will be on your feet most of the day. This job involves heavy lifting
You will get mucky. This is not a clean job

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

The apprentice will be working towards completing the Metal Fabricator Standard which will include the following:

  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • L3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  •  Functional skills in English, Maths and ICT (if not already achieved).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As a trained professional you can be offered the possibility of full-time employment within the engineering sector.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Creative, Accuracy


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

Things to consider

Please do not contact Company direct. PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.

About the employer

Touchline Fabrications Limited boasts its own purpose built fabrication factory and offices, opened in 2005 by the Sir Tom Finney which facilitates streamlined processing. Our design team has a strong technical knowledge and uses the latest TEKLA design and detailing software to deliver a project that ensures speed and solutions to the most complex of projects. The company recently formed an Employee Ownership trust (EOT), a business model with the shares held in trust for the employees, with them at the centre facilitating wider employee involvement and achieving their potential and in return enjoy the benefits of the company's growth and success of an employee driven company.








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Training provider



Grace Gardner


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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