Metalcraft Europe Ltd are looking for two hard-working individuals to join their team as their next Fabrication and Welding apprentices. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications. On a day to day basis you will assist a sheet metal worker in fabrication, assembly, installation and repair of equipment, products, and structures in workshop and onsite.

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Closing date: 01 Jan 2024

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, 07:00 - 16:00. and Friday, 07:00 - 15:00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Preparation and cutting of materials
  • Following engineering drawings
  • Using manual tools
  • Applying health and safety practice with PPE at all times
  • Fabrication tasks as reasonably directed
  • Operation of various machinery
  • Work safely in an engineering environment  
  • Working efficiently and effectively in engineering  
  • Using and communicating technical information 
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies 
  • Producing plate work components and assemblies 
  • Preparing and using manual MIG/MAG and other continuous wire welding equipment  
  • Preparing and using manual TIG/TAG or Plasma-Arc 
  • Preparing and using manual metal Arc welding equipment  

The training you will be getting

  • General Welder (arc processes) Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English  
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths 

Mode of delivery: 

  • To attend the Keighley College 1 day a week over the 15/18 months alongside observations and assessments carried out in the workplace
  • An assessor will visit the place of work every 6-8 weeks.
    There will be a mandatory three-part end-point assessment starting no earlier than three months before the planned end of programme
    A theoretical knowledge test using multiple choice question papers containing generic questions relevant to all welders and specific questions relevant to the theoretical part of the skill/knowledge modules selected by the employer
  • A practical/oral examination compromising two practical tests and oral examination
  • The practical tests will be carried out in accordance with a recognised industry specification and will be in the most difficult welding positions for the skill/knowledge modules selected

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential full time job upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Punctuality, Ability to work independently, Physical dexterity, Strong communication skills


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

Things to consider

The business is based in Bradford so please consider travel arrangements before applying.

About the employer

Metalcraft has been established for over 30 years and is proficient in the production of all kinds of sheet metal fabrications, from major air movement stainless steel cyclone systems to simple mild steel guards.








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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Saffron Khan

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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