Apprentice Fabricator and Welder Inox Fabrications Ltd

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Fabricator/Welder based in Blackburn. The broad purpose of the occupation is to assist in the polishing & assembling of catering fabrications & organisation of the loading area and workshop.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 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, 8.00am - 4.50pm and Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To assist in the polishing & assembling of catering fabrications & organisation of the loading area and workshop
  • Work in accordance with production manager and workshop supervisors instructions for production sequence
  • Safe operation of cutting, folding, polishing equipment and machinery
  • Assemble & polish catering fabrications using relevant equipment & machinery
  • Quality & final check finished items following company processes
  • Assist delivery drivers with loading and unloading, following safe working practices
  • Assist with refuge / recycling disposal & collection following company procedures
  • Monitor supplies & stock levels, report accordingly when levels get low
  • Ensure machinery & equipment is safe to use prior to operating, reporting immediately any faults / maintenance issues following company processes
  • Practice good housekeeping, Keep work areas clean, tidy and free of any potential hazards
  • Adhere to Health & Safety policies, risk assessments & safe working Practices, ensuring your own health & safety and that of others
  • Adhere to company policies and working practices
  • Help in other areas within your level of competency as requested by managers and directors
  • Adhere to apprentice agreement

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:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 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 are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live
  • As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Accuracy


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

For over ten years, Inox Fabrications have been delivering an impressive range of catering fabrications for the foodservice industry. Whether you are looking for servery counters or one-off, bespoke items, the Inox fabrication shop has the capacity to manufacture your product to meet your every requirement, regardless of size. The Inox team are fully skilled and qualified to offer numerous steel fabrication related tasks, working in close cooperation with the customer to develop the best solution that is expertly tailored to them.


Inox Fabrications Ltd


Unit 1, Newton Street



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Training provider



Grace Gardner


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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