Fabricator / Welder Apprentice NASMYTH TECHNOLOGIES LIMITED

Metal fabrication apprentices will be provided with hands on training and practical experience in the field of metalworking. Apprentices will work under the guidance of experienced professionals to learn the skills and techniques necessary for fabricating metal components and structures used in Nasmyths industry such as construction, manufacturing.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Mon - Thurs 07:15 - 16:15 / Fri: 07:15 - 12:15 (including day release)

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    10 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Learning Basic Skills: Apprentices start by learning the fundamentals of metal fabrication, including reading blueprints, using hand and power tools, and understanding different welding techniques. Assisting Experienced Fabricators: Apprentices work alongside skilled fabricators to assist in fabricating, assembling, and finishing metal components and structures. This includes tasks such as cutting, bending, welding, and grinding metal pieces. Safety Compliance: Adhering to safety protocols and procedures is paramount in metal fabrication. Apprentices learn about safety equipment usage, hazard identification, and safe work practices to prevent accidents and injuries. Material Handling: Learning how to handle and manage different types of metals is essential. This involves understanding material properties, proper storage, handling techniques, and inventory management. Quality Assurance: Apprentices are taught to maintain high-quality standards in their work. They learn to inspect fabricated parts for accuracy, completeness, and conformity to specifications. Blueprint Reading: Understanding technical drawings and blueprints is crucial in metal fabrication. Apprentices learn how to interpret these documents to determine dimensions, tolerances, and assembly instructions. Machine Operation: Operating various metalworking machines and equipment, such as saws, drills, lathes, shears, press brakes, and CNC machines, is part of the apprenticeship training. Welding Techniques: Apprentices are trained in different welding processes. Problem-solving: Developing problem-solving skills to troubleshoot issues that may arise during fabrication processes, such as material defects, equipment malfunctions, or design discrepancies.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship Standard


Functional Skills in English and Maths up to Level 2 as required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression to Full Time employment and possible progression to a higher level apprenticeship/further training as required for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Analytical skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Creative, Customer care skills, Initiative, IT skills, Non judgemental, Number skills, Organisation skills, Physical fitness, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Minimum 4 GCSEs including English and Maths (Grade Grade 2 / D or above) Essential

Things to consider

We can close this vacancy earlier as required. As part of the application process, you will be required to apply and book an academic interview with Bournemouth and Poole College. For course information https://www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/level-2-apprenticeship-engineering-operative-fabrication-welding-pathway

About the employer

Nasmyth is a cohesive group of engineering businesses that consistently provides high quality services and products. Nasmyth offers world class design, manufacturing assembly and product support services across the fields of precision mechanical and electro-mechanical engineering.




78 - 82 Cobham Road

Ferndown Industrial Estate

BH21 7RW

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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

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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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