Fabrication and Welding Apprentice PREMIER MIDLAND STEEL FABRICATION LTD

An exciting opportunity to join the team at Premier Midland Fabrications as an apprentice Welder Fabricator. Through observation and supervised working you will develop the skills and confidence required to complete work on your own, for dispatch to our clients. Duties include: MIG/ TIG or MMA welding, thermal cutting, sheet metal or plate work.

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Closing date: 08 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 to Thursday 7:00am to 4:00pm (1 hour unpaid lunch, 1 x 30 minutes unpaid break, 1 x 15 minutes unpaid break per day). Friday 7:00am to 1:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

In this role you will have the opportunity to replicate the skills developed in college in the workplace learning to work safely and efficiently in the workplace completing work orders through:

  • MIG/ TIG or MMA welding
  • Thermal cutting
  • Sheet metal or plate work
  • Translating drawings

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

  • Engineering operative Level 2 

All apprentices undertaking this apprenticeship must achieve:

Mandatory qualifications: 

  • Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills). Ofqual regulated Level of qualification: 2
  • Certificate or Diploma in Engineering Operations (knowledge) Ofqual regulated Level of qualification: 2
  • 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.
  • End Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
    College attendance is required one day per week at Dudley College Campus, Advance II, Priory Rd, Dudley, DY1 4AD.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • A permanent position as a welder fabricator.
  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence.
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Good attendance, Good timekeeping, Quick learner, Friendly, Mature attitude


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

About the employer

Premier Midland Steel Fabrications Ltd offers a friendly atmosphere, good working hours in a fast-paced workplace where you will work as part of a team but also work independently to ensure our clients receive products completed to the highest possible quality.







B64 7BJ

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Training provider



Julie Perks


01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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