Apprentice Metal Fabricator POWER SYSTEM SERVICES LTD

A Level 3 Apprentice Metal Fabricator is required. This is an exciting opportunity to develop a career within fabrication and welding, with a well established company based in Chesterfield. The main purpose of the job is to work with Fabrication and Production staff in producing high quality fabricated parts. Duties include: working alongside qualified piers in fabricating parts and proactively learning and attending college to further capabilities.

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Closing date: 11 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting rate is £6.70 per hour, but with potential rapid increase, in line with skills, aptitude and progress.

  • Working week

    Mon - Fri 7.30am-4pm, with 30 mins for lunch.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting to the Production Foreman, the main purpose of job is: To work with Fabrication and Production staff in producing high quality fabricated parts.

Key responsibilities:
1. Work alongside qualified piers in fabricating parts.
2. Proactively learn and attend college to further capabilities.
3. Work safely and follow Factory Rules. 
4. Cooperate with Management in attaining skills and enhance the company’s reputation. 
5. Complete course modules and endeavour to attain key skills set out to the best of their ability.

You will attend West Notts College for day release, one day per week during term times. This will be at WNC's Engineering Centre in Sutton in Ashfield, NG17 5FA.

The training you will be getting

  • Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard, including Functional Skills in maths and English, if required.
  • This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only.
  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession.
  • You will experience a blended learning model.
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio.
  • At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential of full time employment, upon successful completion of apprenticeship.
  • Progression to a level 4 qualification. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade A*/C - 9/4) Essential

About the employer

Power System Services Limited are a family owned engineering business based in Chesterfield. The business is split into Fabrication, Site services and Specialist services and operates from 2 sites. Our emphasis is on quality and services and to this end our client base continues to grow. From heavy industry to infrastructure projects, power generation to construction, Power System Services can provide the complete solution for design, fabrication and site services to suit your needs.







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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


Leoni Nath


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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