As an Apprentice Metal Fabricator, you will be responsible for carrying out metal fabrication work using various materials such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate, and metal sheets, among others.

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

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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 - Friday, 07:30am - 04:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work safely at all times, complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, organisational, and environmental requirements.
  • Plan and prepare for metal fabrication activities before commencing work.
  • Check materials to ensure they conform to specified grades, dimensions, and thicknesses as identified on detailed engineering drawings.
  • Use correct methods for the moving and handling of resources and materials.
  • Set up, check, and adjust equipment for safe and reliable fabrication of metal products or components, maintaining equipment in a reliable and safe condition.
  • Interpret technical drawings, patterns, templates, and specifications to mark out, produce, and assemble complex fabricated products to meet required specifications and quality standards.
  • Use appropriate tools, equipment, and techniques to shape and form (HOT or COLD) metal materials, demonstrating knowledge of material properties and characteristics.
  • Monitor resources and activities throughout the fabrication of products or components, identifying areas for improving the production process.
  • Perform cutting, drilling, shaping, and preparing of metal materials during fabrication activities using manual and power tools, thermal and laser cutting, calculating dimensions and tolerances using mathematics and instruments/equipment.
  • Operate appropriate tools and equipment to join metal parts using a range of mechanical fasteners and fixing techniques required by specifications and quality requirements.
  • Operate thermal joining equipment to join metal parts using a range of appropriate techniques to the standards required by specifications.
  • Inspect and test joins for security against required standards.
  • Carry out quality checks on component parts and completed assemblies.
  • Deal with problems that occur within the fabrication activity in line with responsibilities of the role.
  • Restore the work area and equipment to a safe and reliable condition upon completion of the activity.
  • Complete documentation at the appropriate stages of the work activity.

The training you will be getting

  • This apprenticeship is delivered through a combination of Work Based Assessment and day/block release. 
  • The programme will culminate in an End Point Assessment, where all the skills and knowledge gained on the apprenticeship will be formally tested
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

You can move into specialised areas like welding or design, or even take on supervisory or managerial roles. After the completion of your apprenticeship, Outwoods Engineering may also offer potential permanent positions based on your performance during the apprenticeship. The skills and knowledge acquired during this apprenticeship will serve as a strong foundation for a successful and fulfilling career in metal fabrication.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Initiative, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Time-Management


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade Grade 4/C or above) Desired

About the employer

Based in Markfield, Leicester, we specialise in the design and manufacture of commercial vehicle bodies, semi trailers, demountable systems and drawbar trailers.




Unit 9

Horsepool Grange

Stanton Under Bardon

LE67 9TW

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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

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 click on the link below to apply

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

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Closing date: 02 Jun 2024