Apprentice Fabricator Welder ROCKET CARAVANS LIMITED

This is a fantastic opportunity to join the small friendly team as an apprentice fabricator/welder, you will gain experience in all elements of the fabrication process working on our bespoke trailers, completing work to an extremely high standard.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:30 - 17:00 and Friday, 07:30 - 12:30

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Jun 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The apprentice will form part of the build team responsible for the complete production of our range of trailers
  • This includes assembling chassis's from a kit form using the correct tools
  • Measuring, cutting and forming aluminium panels using a combination of hand and machine tools
  • Marking, drilling and fixing aluminium panels using a variety of methods including screws, nuts and bolts, adhesives and different methods of riveting
  • Reading cutting lists and technical drawings, marking, cutting and joining both stainless and aluminium framework using both MIG and TIG welding to form the frame of the trailer and the framework for counters and internal fit-outs
  • All of the work carried out follows strict rules and guidelines to comply with our European type approval

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

Engineering Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge)
  • Ofqual regulated
  • Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must ensure that apprentices achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement the apprenticeships English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3 and British Sign Language qualification are an alternative to English qualifications for whom this is their primary language
  • Apprentice will be required to attend Dudley College, Advance 2 Campus, DY1 4AD once a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of permanent employment within the company upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Essential

Things to consider

The role of fabricator at Rocket Caravans is labour intensive so an adequate level of fitness and good health will be required. Apprentice will be required to attend Dudley College, Advance 2 Campus, DY1 4AD once a week.

About the employer

We are a world renowned aluminium trailer and caravan manufacturer catering for both corporate and individual customers. We cover a wide range of sectors including hospitality, touring and exhibition. We have been in business building our own range of trailers for over 12 years, prior to this we used to import American trailers which were restored and customised to individual needs. We hope to expand the company over the next 3 years furthering our distribution network into several more countries. We offer an extremely clean fabrication environment, undertaking various different tasks on a weekly basis to facilitate the needs of our customers on a build to build basis.







DY11 7AR

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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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