Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker R J W SHEET METAL LTD

RJW Sheet Metal Ltd are looking for an enthusiastic, capable person to join our established business as an apprentice Sheet Metal Worker. We offer the opportunity to learn traditional and modern skills required in today's fast moving sheet metal environment. If you feel you have the motivation to succeed, you could be just what we are looking for.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Overtime is paid at 1.5 x Hourly rate. Annual wage review.

    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 to Thursday 7.45am to 5.00pm Friday 7.45am to 12.45pm

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    30 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your average day at RJW will include

  • Deburring
  • Assembly
  • Folding
  • Punching
  • Despatch

The training you will be getting

  • The qualification at the end is Level 2 Engineering Operative Certificate
  • The training will take place at Poole College BH14 0LS and RJW Sheet Metal Ltd BH22 7NP
  • Training will be one day a week at Poole College. Four days at RJW Sheet Metal Ltd
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Once qualified various career paths are available

  • Brake Press 
  • Laser/Punch
  • Welding
  • CNC Programming
  • Despatch

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade C/4) Desired

Things to consider

Work can sometimes be dirty and heavy lifting may be involved.

About the employer

RJW Sheet Metal Limited was established in 1966 and is a family run business with over 50 years experience in the sub contract sheet metal industry. Located on the Ferndown Industrial Estate, Wimborne, Dorset, RJW Sheet Metal Limited operates from four factories with a highly skilled and experienced workforce.







BH21 7NP


David Reeve

01202 875852

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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

Engineering operative

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

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