Fabricator Welder Apprentice MIDLAND STEEL TRADERS LTD

We will provide you with the correct skills and experience to further your career with the support you need to perform to your full potential. You will learn MIG welding, fabrication, use of hand held plasma cutting and oxy/propane cutting and gouging, how to read engineering drawings.

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Closing date: 01 Mar 2024

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, 9.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    48 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

We are looking to recruit a welding and fabrication apprentice. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual with a "can do" attitude looking to join a successful, progressive company who is a leading manufacturer of buckets, quick couplers, and other earth-moving attachments.

To be successful, you will need to demonstrate a commitment to working as part of a team and have a flexible, logical, and analytical approach to problem solving.

You must be punctual, reliable and have a keen willingness to learn.

The role:

We will provide you with the right skills and experiences to further your career with the support you need to perform to your full potential.

You will learn:

  • MIG Welding
  • Fabrication
  • Use of hand held plasma cutting and oxy/propane cutting and gouging
  • How to read engineering drawings

The training you will be getting

Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • You will work towards a metal fabricator standard and will sit end point assessment
  • Initial training will be at TDR training in Longbenton for 10 weeks
  • Training will take place in the workplace

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time position may be available to the right candidate upon completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

MST is a market leader in the supply of earthmoving machinery, spare parts, service and repair. With over 50 years in the industry, we offer our customers extensive knowledge and experience, ensuring the correct parts are supplied to match the machine’s application. Based in Birtley.








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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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