Fabrication Plater and Welder Apprentice ADSTONE CONSTRUCTION LTD

We have positions for Fabricator Welder Apprentices, we work within the structural steelwork industry. Based in our factory in Droitwich, you will be taught to fabricate structural steelwork to technical drawings and to be able to work safely and progress with welding qualifications to be become accomplished fabricators within a technical field.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National minimum apprentice rate with scope for incremental improvement based on performance

  • Working week

    8.00am to 4.30pm with 30 minutes unpaid lunch , plus 2 paid breaks of 10 minutes

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

We have positions on our accomplished Apprentice programme to produce the next generation of Fabricator Welders
Tasks include:

  • Reading engineering drawings and material sizes , measuring and marking out sections for fabrication, using cutting tools and grinding equipment to position plates on to beams and sections, using welding equipment to position plates and channels in correct position to correct welding size outlined in fabrication drawings.
  • MAG Welding using procedures to weld joints in accordance to the drawing for fillet welds, butt welds and stud welding. Visually inspecting welds and quality control of individual output
  • Use of overhead cranes to move steel. ( training will be provided and restrictive action on age and experience will be evaluated)
  • Picking plates to accompany steel sections that require fabrication
  • Use of machinery – flame cutting tools, grinding handtools, band saw ( training will be provided)
  • Marking up finished beams with traceability stamps and completing paperwork
  • Working safely at all times, complying with health and safety organisational requirements
  • Carry out required checks on equipment pre use and record
  • Some relay of departments will be involved to give a broader understanding of the process of fabricated steel from painting, shotblasting, plate making etc
  • This will be our 4th intake of Apprentices and successful apprentices will be given further opportunities to progress.

The training you will be getting

Formal training is delivered at HWGTA,  located in Worcester (WR4 9GN): 

  • Duration approximately 40-45 months.
  • Year 1 includes 26-42 weeks off the job training to cover practical and theory aspects
  • Year 2 would include 1 day per week to complete EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge
  • Years 2,3&4 will be based in company developing skills in preparation for the end point assessment to gain your Metal Fabricator Level 3 qualification.

You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment.

Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.

There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Qualified Welder fabricator to become an accomplished member of the team within the production facility.
Opportunities to move into other locations for CNC saws, CNC Voortman

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Number skills, Analytical skills, Physical fitness, Hardworking, Methodical, Motivated to learn, Able to follow instructions


GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade A*-C/ 4-9) Essential

Things to consider

Location to train station is 2 miles with poor bus links. Hardworking and physically fit – the environment is heavy engineering and the use of cranes to move steel but the environment is dirty, and there are manual handling requirements to position plates. The operative is on their feet all day, and in positions required to weld, so bent down , and moving around the steelwork to weld items into position.

About the employer

Our family owned and run business has been operational since 1977 , providing structural steelwork for the construction industry, working for an excellent base of Main Contractors to provide structures such as schools, hospitals and industrial units Our scope of works is, sawing, shotblasting, welding , fabrication, painting and installation on site for the construction industry with a turnover of £18 million (2022) We are members of the BCSA steel and registered Qualified Steelwork Contractor for buildings and hold UKAS accreditations in quality, environmental and health and safety, together with Factory Production Control and Welding Management System. Our factory covers all processes, with a full drawing and design facility in CAD and structural engineering.








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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


Emily Jackson


01905 330732

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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