The opportunity to start a career within construction, with a recognised company working on iconic jobs such as HS2. As an apprentice, you will be on a development plan and a career mentor to help your progression throughout your apprenticeship. We offer our apprentices a competitive salary, 20 days annual leave, work social nights, benefits & more.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Before you start the apprenticeship you will be on £10.00 an hour. The first day of your apprenticeship your rate will increase to £12.05. You will then receive quarterly pay increase.

  • Working week

    17 years old - Monday to Friday 07:30 to 15:30 - 40 hours inclusive of an hour break each day. 18 years old+ - Monday to Friday 07:30 to 17:30 - 45 hours not including up to an hour break each day.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As an Apprentice Steel Fixer, you will learn to assemble and erect the steel components required to strengthen reinforced concrete structures, such as bridges, culverts, railway stations, power stations, etc.

  • Setting out the work area, following engineering plans
  • Using hand and power tools to cut and bend bars or mesh
  • Tying steel reinforcement bars (rebars) to build cages

Typically, you will work within a larger team on construction projects, and, in the fullness of time, you will be able to interpret contract information, drawings and specifications, in order to assemble and install the components correctly.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Steel Fixer Apprenticeship Standard:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Steel Fixing

The successful applicant will be enrolled in the Bridgwater & Taunton College Steel fixing apprenticeship. The apprenticeship start date is the end of September 2024, this standard is delivered via block release.

You will work on one of our 'live' projects and receive training from a recognised provider either one day a week or on a block release.

Functional skills in maths and English (if required).

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once you have achieved the Level 2 qualification you will have the opportunity to progress on to the next level. Ultimately, and depending on the individual, you could advance to a supervisory or management role within the construction industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

The minimum age is 17 due to site restrictions and insurance implications. Candidates need to have a CSCS card.

About the employer

Kilnbridge is an engineering and construction business. Operating as a turnkey specialist structures contractor, we undertake enabling works, complex structural alterations, civil engineering and infrastructure works, reinforced concrete basements, sub and superstructure frame construction and structural steelwork along with dedicated business units in concrete cutting, passive fire protection and waste management.




EKFB HS2 Shaft

Radstone Village Road


NN13 5GJ


HR Department

020 7511 1888

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider


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

Steel fixer

Level 2 (GCSE)

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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.