Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship BLUECOAT ENGINEERING LTD

This apprenticeship will allow you work within a busy factory working with a variety of sheet metals and steel. You will learn to operate different machines (i.e. lathes and brake presses) and develop skills (i.e. welding). You should apply for this apprenticeship if you are good at working with your hands and have an interest in making things.

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Closing date: 17 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Overtime will be offered if available Bonus and increases are considered once employed by the company for 12months Travel cost to and from college will be paid for.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8am-5pm Friday 8am -1pm. Friday 1pm-4pm Overtime may be offered. Saturday 8am-1pm Overtime may be offerd.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Use factory hand tools (i.e grinders, drills)
  • Mig and Tig Weld
  • Operate large machinery (ie Lathes, Guillotines, Pressbrakes)
  • Read engineering drawings
  • Assisting skilled engineers

The training you will be getting

  • You will be doing a Metal Fabrication Aprenticeship
  • You will achieve a Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) at the end of the 4 years
  • Your training will take place at East Surrey College 1 day per week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You may wish to develop your skills and become a skilled sheet metal fabricator
  • You may wish to become a machine operator (i.e Lathe, Milling, Laser)
  • You may wish to become a machine programmer and continue your learning to develop CNC programs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Sheet metal of any thickness is not light therefore be prepared to do lifting. Factories tend to be dusty environments therefore be prepared to get dirty. Factories can be noisy but you will be given PPE. You will be working with other team members so you need to be outgoing and a team player.

About the employer

Established in 2011 we are a sheet metal fabrication company with a professional staff with over 40 years fabricating experience. We specialize in bespoke metal fabrications with a wide client base within the lift industry.




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Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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