Apprentice Fabricator/Welder ALTHAM FABRICATIONS LIMITED

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Fabricator/Welder based in Blackburn. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.

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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 - Friday 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your job role will consist of different tasks such as Welding components Welding Castings MIG and TIG Due to the nature of the role there is lots of heavy lifting involved.

You will also be trained to learn basic engineering drawing, measuring and marking out, knowledge of engineering materials and handling of engineering information. Additional skills covered may include, fitting using hand skills, producing sheet metal components and assemblies and a range of welding techniques and principles. Each of these is decided by the level of qualification being taken and the job role you are undertaking.

The successful candidate will train and become competent at welding, components and castings, learning to weld both MIG & TIG to a very high standard.

You will also be trained to learn:

  • Basic engineering drawing.
  • Measuring and marking out.
  •  Knowledge of engineering materials.
  •  Handling of engineering information.

Additional skills covered may include:

  •  Fitting using hand skills.
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies using a range of welding techniques and principles.

Your job role will consist of different tasks such as:

  •  Welding components.
  •  Welding Castings.
  •  MIG and TIG.

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 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, Creative


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

Altham Fabtek Ltd is a well-established private company that specialises in sheet metal fabrication, laser cutting and structural steelwork. Altham Fabtek Ltd operates from a spacious head office located on Altham Industrial Estate in Blackburn, Lancashire. Here, it carries out a broad range of sheet metal fabrication projects and manufactures products of the very highest standard. Such activities are part of a complete manufacturing and installation operation, which includes a full Measure, Make, and Fit service geared to meeting clients specific requirements. We specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of heavy fabrications but we also design and install components such as machine guards and duct repairs on site and to your own specification. We have a complete design and build capability and have completed projects all over Europe. Our employees are all fully skilled, time-served engineers with a vast wealth of experience within the fields of sheet metal fabrication and structural steelwork.








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Training provider



Grace Gardner


Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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