Apprentice Metal Fabricator L J F ENGINEERING LTD

LJF Engineering is looking for an enthusiastic person with a passion for engineering and an eagerness to learn. You will work closely with experienced qualified staff and will have the ability to learn and develop skills utilising the latest technology. You will be paid for your working hours including your apprentice training (1 Day College).

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Minimum Wage will revert to your age bracket following the first year of your apprenticeship.

    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 8.00-16.30 Friday 8.00 15.30 1 X 30 Minute Lunch Break 2 X 15 Minute Breaks

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Observing, learning & understanding a wide range of engineering skills whilst under the supervision of qualified staff
  • Demonstrate skills & Processes learned by working independently and as part of a team
  • Learning & understanding the importance of Health & Safety within the workplace
  • Undertake tasks as instructed
  • Operate with supervision Welders, Grinders, CNC Plasma Cutter, Press Brake, Guillotine

The training you will be getting

After a period of skills and technical knowledge development all apprentices will be required to achieve the following Level 3 qualification -

  • L3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • L3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • L3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard

Training will take place at company premises with day release at Wigan and Leigh College's Pagefield Campus.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

At the end of the apprenticeship, candidates will be suitably trained and continue their employment dependant on the business needs at the time.

Further extensive in house and external training will be available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

Things to consider

We will expect you to be committed to the company and college We would like you to work towards obtaining your driving licence if not already achieved. Other benefits: Workplace Pension Contributions 20 Days Holiday + Bank Holidays Laundered Workwear PPE Provided

About the employer

LJF Engineering Limited is based in Wigan and was established in 2000 by its current Managing Director Barry Forshaw. The company designs, manufactures, and installs process handling equipment, primarily but not exclusively for the animal feed industry.








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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

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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