Apprentice Fabricator Welder/Fitter NORBAR TORQUE TOOLS LIMITED

Norbar are looking for an Apprentice Fabricator Welder/Fitter to join their manufacturing team in Banbury, Oxfordshire. You will learn to prepare, assemble and weld various components to the required standard as outlined by engineering drawings, using the appropriate equipment and in the allocated time.

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

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Closing date: 30 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Under 18 (36.5 hour week) - £16,781 per annum. Over 18 (38.5 hour week) - £17,701 per annum.

  • Working week

    7:30 am - 4:30 p.m. Monday -Thursday, 7:30 am - 12:00 pm Friday

    Total hours per week: 38.5

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Activities within the role:

• Work safely at all times complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, organisational and environmental requirements.
• Check materials conform to specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses identified on detailed engineering drawings.
• Interpret technical drawings (including GD&T), specifications and use templates to mark out, produce and assemble fabricated products to meet the required specification and quality requirements.
• Liaise with internal customers to assist in the design and fabrication of specials, one-offs and prototype work.
• Prepare parts prior to assembly and welding including marking out, oxy-acetylene cutting and the use of saws, radial drills, lathes, mills, hand files, linishers, angle grinders and shot blasting, demonstrating and applying knowledge of material properties and characteristics throughout.
• Set and operate press tool machinery and a range of production equipment to assemble parts prior to welding.
• Carry out free-hand welding of standard production, specials and one-off components using MIG, TIG and Oxy-acetylene brazing on various materials.
• Program, set-up and operate robotic welding machinery.
• Monitor resources and activities throughout the fabrication of products or components, identifying areas for improving the production process where possible.
• Carry out quality checks on component parts and completed assemblies.
• Complete documentation at the appropriate stages of the work activity.

The training you will be getting

Qualifications included:

  • Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard. Company Training Plan & Assessment.
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge (1 day per week for 2 years at college) plus additional days at college completing level 2 foundation competencies
  • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) and Development Competence Qualification (workplace)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - Maths (If required)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills - English (If required)
  • End Point Assessment at the end of the apprenticeship
  • To be able to commute to College which is in Bicester, Oxfordshire. 1- 2 days a week.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Norbar actively develops employees for the long term future of the business.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Mechanical Engineering


GCSE or equivalent A Min of 5 GCSE's inc English, Maths and Science (Grade 4-9 (C-A*)) Essential

Things to consider

A genuine interest in mechanical engineering and evidence of practical skills with an interest in how things are made/constructed. To be able to commute to College which is in Bicester, Oxfordshire. 1- 2 days a week.

About the employer

Norbar Torque Tools Limited is the world leading specialist in torque and engage solely in the design, development and production of torque tightening and measuring equipment. Our customers include manufacturers and engineering services in such diverse sectors as aerospace, energy, oil and gas, mining and subsea. We operate sales and service branches in North America, Singapore, China, India and Australia. We continue to invest in the very latest design, manufacturing and quality control to achieve the highest innovation and precision.




Norbar Torque Tools Limited

Wildmere Road


OX16 3JU

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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


Sally Parr

07879 128768

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

Please use the link to fill out an application form.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Apr 2024