Truck body builder – Welding & Fabrication Apprentice BRITCOM INTERNATIONAL LTD

Working in our engineering department on the manufacture of truck bodies & trailers for retail customers and our own sales team. As well as attending the college on a day release basis, a full internal training programme will be followed to learn the whole range of skills to enable the candidate to become fully skilled in our profession.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:15 and Friday, 08:00 - 15:15

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To attend college on a day release basis on an engineering & welding NVQ course
  • To carry out conversions and fabrication duties in line with written and verbal instructions under supervision to standards set by Company management in order to pass the appropriate quality checks
  • To carry out general workshop duties as and when required
  • To work towards the required coding standard for welders 
  • To work in accordance with the ISO 9001 Quality Management System
  • To operate machinery and equipment in accordance with legislative guidelines and adhere to all health and safety procedures

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

  • Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship 
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering Level 3

What will I study?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Metal Fabricator and will include the following:

  • Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety legislation, regulations and organisational requirements
  • Check materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses identified on detailed engineering drawings
  • Use the correct methods for the moving and handling resources and materials
  • Set up, check and adjust the equipment for use in the safe and reliable fabrication of metal products or components and maintaining the equipment in a reliable and safe condition throughout
  • Interpret technical drawings, patterns, templates and specifications to mark out, produce and assemble complex fabricated products to meet the required specification and quality requirements
  • Use appropriate tools, equipment and techniques to shape and form (HOT or COLD) metal materials, demonstrating and applying knowledge of material properties and characteristics throughout
  • Operate appropriate tools and equipment to join metal parts using a range of mechanical fasteners and fixing techniques
  • Operate thermal joining equipment to join metal parts using a range of appropriate techniques to the standards required by the specifications for the fabrication activity being carried out
  • You will also work towards the Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and produce a portfolio of evidence on which the End Point Assessment (EPA) professional discussion will be based

Method of Delivery:

  • A flexible model of delivery is available based on the employer’s needs and can include an optional Level 2 Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

How will I be assessed?

Successful achievement of the End-Point Assessment (EPA) will lead to final certification of the apprenticeship.

The assessment, with an independent assessor, will comprise of:

  • Practical observation - to assess the apprentice’s application of skills within the apprentice’s place of work or in a suitable environment away from the workplace (e.g., in a centre approved by the EPAO)
  • Professional discussion - to holistically assess knowledge, skills and behaviours across the standard and will be informed by portfolio of evidence

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a full-time role, and it would be expected that the apprentice would continue to learn all aspects of our trade allowing them to take on complex projects themselves and become a valued member of our team.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness, Interest in mechanical eng, Interest in transport


GCSE or equivalent 2 other subjects (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

Things to consider

Working in our workshops in Market Weighton. When authorised to do so, overtime could be required. Typical overtime worked is 1 x hour per day. All PPE is supplied by Britcom including laundered overalls. After you submit your application, look out for an email from Check your spam folder, too. You must reply, otherwise your application will be rejected.

About the employer

Trading since 1981 60 employees. Truck body & trailer manufacturer. Shotblasting & painting of trucks/trailers. Used truck sales including exporting all over the world.







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Training provider




01904 770368

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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