Metal Fabricator Welder Apprentice Level 3 McConnel Limited

McConnel offers a comprehensive product portfolio, including: hedge and verge mowers, rotary and flail mowers, and an innovative range of remote-control machinery. Due to continuous sales growth and the launch of significant new products in 2024, McConnel is looking for a Level 3 Metal Fabricator Welder Apprentice to expand and strengthen its manufacturing team. Duties include: developing welding projects by analysing work orders, prints and completed assembly.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Once qualified a production bonus will be paid

  • Working week

    Monday – Thursday 7.45 – 4.30 and Friday 7.45 – 12.45

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Fabricate components by analysing requirements; welding parts
  • Develops welding projects by analysing work orders, prints and completed assembly; calculating requirements, studying metals, determining approporiate welding techniques
  • Collects equipment and materials by studying specifications and component requirements; order supplies and gases
  • Verifies welding results by inspecting and testing welds
  • Documents actions by completing records
  • Maintains safe work environment by following procedures; complying with legal regulations
  • Keeps equipment operating by following operating instructions; troubleshooting breakdowns; maintaining suppliers; performin preventive maintenance; calling for repairs as necessary
  • Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities.

The training you will be getting

  • 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 Standard 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.
  • Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Hereford (HR4 9SX)
  • 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

  • Possible full-time position once completed apprenticeship.  
  • Lots of different routes for progression- such as, assembly or CNC operator, development engineer or production engineer.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Practical mechanical skills


GCSE or equivalent English & Maths (Grade C or 4 above) Essential

About the employer

McConnel is a multi-award-winning British manufacturing company that leads the way as the world’s number one supplier of Power Arm and green maintenance technology. Based in Ludlow, Shropshire, McConnel offers a comprehensive product portfolio, including hedge and verge mowers, Rotary and Flail Mowers, and an innovative range of remote-control machinery. Due to continuous sales growth and the launch of significant new products in 2024, McConnel is looking to expand and strengthen its manufacturing team.


McConnel Limited


McConnel Limited

Temeside Works



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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


Lisa Wilkinson

01432 377002

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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