Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship PLAYDALE PLAYGROUNDS LIMITED

As a Metal Fabricator you will interact with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders, pipefitters, fitters, machinists, riggers, steel erectors, stores personnel, painters and many others. Entry requirements may vary but are typically GCSE Grades 9-4 (or A*-C) in maths, English and a science subject.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,650.00

    There are bi-annual pay reviews where this salary can increase. There is also a pay structure for apprentices which increases per year of their course. Incentive payment following 12-24 months of service following completion of apprenticeship.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:30 - 16:30 and Friday, 07:30 - 12:45. 1 day at college.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000234323

  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.
  • Work includes manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petro-chemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories or on operational sites.Fabricators use a large range of metals including steel, aluminium and titanium at a range of thicknesses from 0.5mm up to over 20mm. The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can easily be picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.
  • In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders, pipefitters, fitters, machinists, riggers, steel erectors, stores personnel, painters and many others involved in manufacturing, production, maintenance and repair.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification such as an engineering drawing or an international standard. Fabricators are also responsible for the health, safety and environmental (HS&E) protection of themselves and others around them.

The training you will be getting

Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL

Other mandatory qualifications:

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

Professional recognition:

  • This standard aligns with the following professional recognition:
  • IMechE for Eng Tech
  • IET for Eng Tech
  • Royal Aeronautical Society for Eng Tech

Additional details

  • The apprentice will be at the location of employment 4 days per week and will attend college for training 1 day per week

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A full time role at Playdale as a Welder/ Fabricator, this could then progress onto a HNC and then HND. With these quals the person could move onto Production Engineer then Team Leading or a Management position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 or above) Desired

About the employer

At Playdale Playgrounds we are a dynamic, international business currently in 50 countries, who designs, manufactures, and installs fun, exciting, outdoor playground equipment. We pride ourselves on creating exciting, innovative, and educational outdoor play equipment that makes children smile all over the world.

Employer

PLAYDALE PLAYGROUNDS LIMITED

Address

3 Morecambe Road

Ulverston

LA12 0BH

Contact

Charlie Williams

charlie.williams@playdale.co.uk

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Training

Training provider

GENII ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING LIMITED

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

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


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 May 2024