Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship - Level 3 DEPENDABLE BODIES (NEWCASTLE)LTD

We are a commercial vehicle bodybuilder based in Dunston, Gateshead. We fabricate box vans, lutons, curtain siders, tippers, dropsiders from base steel and alloy material. The bespoke nature & variation of our work means apprentices gain great knowledge & experience in both fabrication & welding.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £6.50 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 08:00 – 16:30 Friday, 08:00 – 13:00

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Shadowing experienced employee.
  • Assisting with vehicle builds.
  • Repairs and body builds.

The training you will be getting

You will be completing the level 3 Metal Fabricator apprenticeship which will require you to spend one day per week at Newcastle College.

Other mandatory qualifications
Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level: 3

Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level: 3

Metal fabricator / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

It is our aim to offer any apprentice who has shown a good grasp of the skills taught, and has shown the correct temperament a full-time role with company upon completion of their apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4/C or Higher) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade 4/C or Higher) Essential

About the employer

Established in 1966, we are currently a team of 18 people working on one off and also fleet builds of truck bodies. All time served fabricators have their own bay & own builds.







NE11 9HB

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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


Apprenticeships Team


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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