This is an entry-level position, ideal for individuals who are eager to learn and develop their skills in welding and fabrication. We offer a supportive and collaborative work environment, where you will have the opportunity to grow and advance in your career. If you have a passion for metalworking and a strong work ethic, we want to hear from you!

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 07:30-16:15, Fridays 07:30-15:00 40hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Over the course of the apprenticeship, you will receive quality coaching and mentoring from our skilled engineers in the following areas:

  • How to assist in the fabrication, assembly, and welding of metal components
  • Read and interpret blueprints, drawings, and specifications
  • Set up and operate fabrication and welding equipment, such as welding machines, grinders, and plasma cutters
  • Perform basic welding techniques, including MIG, TIG, and laser welding
  • Inspect finished pieces for quality assurance

Daily Tasks:

  • Be responsible for the completion of daily work given
  • Ensure maximum productivity is achieved
  • Ensure that all produced parts are to a high standard every time by using colleagues, equipment and processes that are at your disposal
  • Inspect material and end products to ensure that all quality expectations are being met
  • Ensure general unit housekeeping (6S) is maintained
  • Ensure company standards including quality and H&S are always maintained

The training you will be getting

The practical training period is the time dedicated to the development of the Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours for your Apprenticeship which includes the following components:

  • EAL Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing (Level 3)
  • Functional Skills maths and English Level 2 

The apprentice would be assigned an assessor through the College, who would typically come out to visit in the workplace to assess workplace competence. 

You will attend college 1 day per week and 4 days spent in the Workplace.

Towards the end of the practical training period of apprenticeship the training will be all in the Workplace, preparing for the End Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full qualified Metal Fabricator.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Work inline with PCML vision, Work inline with PCML values, Active member of the Team, Engaged member of the Team, Commitment to the business, Commitment to own learning, Put customer first, Highly motivated, Energetic and resilient, Able to work at pace, Understand need for policies, Understand need of procedures, Able to work flexibly


GCSE or equivalent Any subject (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science or technical subject (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Performance Measures: - Attendance above 95% - Exemplary timekeeping - Safety – correct use of all issued PPE - Safety – reporting all near misses and accidents - Completion of all college work by the deadline and of a high standard - Prepared for each 12-week review with the college – completed review form. Enrolment onto the company health scheme - Healthshield (following successful probation).

About the employer

PCML is one of the fastest-growing precision engineering & manufacturing companies in the UK supplying a variety of industries including medical devices, Biotech Design and manufacturing, High-Tech Industrial Solutions & Life Science Products manufacturing. Be a part of a company which will support growth and development in Metal Fabrication within the Precision Engineering sector.




The Stable

Hall Farm

Church Road


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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


Kelley Blanchflower


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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