Apprentice Steel Fabricator and Welder Engineer EURORAIL CRASH BARRIERS 2000 LTD

An opportunity to learn various skills and knowledge on the operation of multiple machines and plants while also being trained to weld parts essential to the Highways Sector. You will gain valuable experience working with technical drawings and receive guidance from experienced professionals practising in this industry for years.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Overtime and Saturday work are available.

  • Working week

    Start work at 7:30 AM, take two 30-minute breaks around 10:00 AM and 1:00 PM, and finish work at 4:30 PM.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties will include, but will not be limited to:

  • Operation and maintenance of a variety of machinery in producing parts essential to the Highways Sector.
  • Learning about how to weld different thicknesses and types of metals together (mainly mild steel).
  • Working and maintaining their work and products to a very high standard is overseen by several high-ranking accrediting bodies. (such as Horiba Mira, and Standards like BSEN 1090 and National Highways Sector Schemes).

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will work towards their Apprenticeship Standard in Metal Fabricator Level 3.

The successful candidate will be assigned a dedicated assessor who will provide support and guidance throughout the course. This is a Day Release programme which means you will attend Lincoln College, 1 day per week, term time only. This will fall within your contracted working hours.

Course outline:

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

After a few years, the apprentice will be coded to a wide array of several different weld procedures and be able to fabricate advanced components for the highways sector which is an industry with high demand for well-trained workers.

Apprentice will be forklift trained after some time and there will be opportunity for other workplace training such as first-aid and also weld inspection procedures (Liquid penetrant testing or Magnetic Particle inspection.)

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A*/9 – C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Job will involve lifting of steel components while in a safe environment though we do heavily encourage that ‘difficult’ lifts are completed with the use of available equipment (forklifts/pallet-loaders). There are dangers when working in the steel industry such as welding sparks/flash and several pieces of dangerous equipment (175-tonne press, Steel guillotine and several bandsaws are a few examples).

About the employer

Eurorail is a medium-sized manufacturing company, specialising in the manufacture of vehicle/pedestrian restraint systems, fencing and guard railing components, warehousing/distribution furniture and countless other components for use in the construction industry. Eurorail has achieved accreditation to both EN 1090-1+A1:2001 (EXC2) and ISO 9001 2015. This ensures that all products supplied are not only extremely high quality but are supplied with a declaration of performance in accordance with the construction products regulations (CE Marking).







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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


Ruby Rutherford

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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