Apprentice Fabricator and Welder BFS NATIONWIDE LTD

BFS Nationwide are looking to recruiting 2 x fabricators/ welders for the manufacture of large plastic structures and components for civil construction and the marine industry. This role will cover both metal and plastic fabrication. The role involves the use of measuring tools and hand tools. Fabrication and assembly of plastic components.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay negotiable depending on experience. Overtime available and paid at rate of £6.50 per hour.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 7.00am - 4.30pm. Overtime available on a rota basis.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    06 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Use of measuring tools and hand tools
  • Fabrication and assembly of plastic components
  • Preparation and welding of materials

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

  • Level 3 Metal Fabricator apprenticeship standard, including Functional Skills if required

This programme includes Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Diploma L3 CG.

This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model, which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.

  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession
  • You will experience a blended learning model
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio

At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • This role is likely to progress to allow employees to work off site on other, larger projects, as well as with their sister company, Bulldog Boats

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Physical fitness, Pride in workmanship


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 / A*-C) Essential

Things to consider

Must have a permanent arrangement to get to and from the workshop.

About the employer

At BFS we pride ourselves on our high standards of professionalism and quality throughout our design and manufacturing process. Our design and fabrication engineers are all experts in their respective fields and cover projects in Civil Construction, Marine Engineering, Boat Design and Build, Safety Products and Environmental Protection Products. We are an approved contractor with NMCN, ISG, Polypipe, Costain Ltd and many more. Much of our work is high risk and complex combining design, fabrication and installation services to deliver projects nationwide.







NG22 0PQ

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Training provider



Ryan Smith

01623 900479

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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