Steel Fabricator Apprentice JJ BULLEN (PLANT AND EQUIPMENT) LTD

We are looking for a Steel Fabricator Apprentice to work alongside our highly trained steel fabricators to learn a variety of fabrication skills in a friendly atmosphere with room to grow, learn and develop. We turn out some of the market-leading pieces of equipment from excavator buckets and attachments to skip repairs and refurbishments.

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Closing date: 31 May 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

    Monday – Thursday: 8am - 5pm Friday: 8am - 4pm (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Attending health and safety briefings
  • Basic fabrication works
  • Passing tools
  • Helping load and unload pieces of steel
  • Move steel and equipment safely around the workshops

The training you will be getting

The qualification will be delivered on a day-release basis and the apprentice will attend Wigan and Leigh College at their Pagefield Centre for Engineering Excellence.

The apprentice will receive a Level 3 qualification in the Metal Fabricator standard along with a Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Fabricator.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Ability to grow within the business on to a number of different career paths

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Lifting heavy objects Operating equipment and machinery under supervision. Able to commute to and from Burscough

About the employer

Here at J J Bullen we have a range of employees from fabricators to welders. We turn out some of the leading pieces of equipment designed for the heavy plant market. We work with big companies and pride ourselves on our quality and attention to detail. We manufacture excavator buckets and attachments and want to make our name stand out. We have highly qualified staff that have worked with us for years and gained their expertise through working alongside some of the best welders and fabricators in the industry. There is room to learn so much and grow within our company. We are family run and this shows in our enthusiasm and friendly nurturing nature. We want to help people grow and excel in skills that set them apart from others.







L40 4BT

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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

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