Sheet Metal Engineering Apprentice (Level 3) GREENFIELD ENGINEERING (SHEET METAL) LTD

We are looking to recruit Engineering Apprentices for the 2024/25 academic year. If you are seeking a career change or are leaving school or college with good GCSE grades and would like to pursue a career in Engineering, this could be a good option for you. The apprenticeship will be for 4 years and will include one day per week at College studying towards your qualifications.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    All apprenticeship rates are reviewed on an annual basis.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday, 7.30am to 4.30pm and Friday, 7.30am to 2.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

Whilst in the workplace you will be involved in all sheet metal processes, such as:

  • Punching
  • Laser Profiling
  • Panel bending
  • Press Brake work
  • Fabrication & Welding
  • Powder Coating and component assembly work

The training you will be getting

  • During your 1st and 2nd years you will be studying towards the Metal Fabrication Standard AB242. 
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed, but expected one day per week at College studying towards your qualifications.
  • Qualifications earned could be any of the following;
    • 1) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) – Awarding organisation EAL; GLH 750, or
    • 2) Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge) – Awarding organisation Pearson; GLH 720 or
    • 3) Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Awarding organisation City & Guilds; GLH 720.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Within Greenfield Engineering, there is the potential to progress to a Senior Management position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Practical individuals who are naturally good working with their hands. Reliable hardworking, ambitious and committed individuals required.

About the employer

This is a fantastic opportunity to work within a leading sheet metal manufacturer, operating some of the most advanced automated equipment in the industry. A fast growing and progressive company who are looking to recruit organised and well-motivated individuals.







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Simon Walker

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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 fitter

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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