Apprentice fabricator welder 57-1417 SHEPLEY ENGINEERS LIMITED

Shepley Engineers Limited are looking for an apprentice fabrication/welder to complete a Level 3 Metal Fabricator apprenticeship.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will work Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The key tasks of this role include, but are not limited to:

  • Fulfilling the apprentice responsibilities as laid down in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and the requirements of the AMRC Training Centre
  • To commit to complete all training requirements necessary to become a Fabrication Welder
  • To complete ‘on-the-job’ training whilst being supervised
  • Take orders to operate manual and semi-automatic welding & cutting equipment
  • Set up and operate hand power tools particular to the welding trade
  • Examine work pieces to determine defects and perform duties to straighten them up
  • Prepare all material surfaces that need to be welded and ensure that there is no rust or dust on them
  • Position and align parts that need to be welded according to instruction provided
  • To maintain all tools and equipment
  • To ensure that all training courses, including AMRC classes, are attended and completed
  • To report any defects in tools or equipment to their Supervisor immediately
  • Ensuring that works are executed in accordance with the requirements of:
    • All applicable legislation
    • The Terms and Conditions of the contract
    • The Contract Quality / Environmental Plan
    • The approved Works Package Plans and Task Briefing Sheets
    • The Policies and Procedures contained within the Company Business Management System
    • Ensure that all company Health & Safety and Environmental requirements are adhered to

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Metal Fabricator Standard. On completion of this, you will gain a qualification in Engineering at Advanced Level 3.

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

Shepley Engineers were founded in Manchester on 8th January 1948, and has had a permanent presence at Sellafield since that time. In that very year we were responsible for the installation of stainless ducting systems on the Windscale Reactors, and the early 1950’s with the commissioning of the world’s first commercial nuclear power station at Calder Hall. In the early 2000's we went through a growth period and acquired our two wholly owned subsidiaries, PPS Electrical and West Cumberland Engineering, to increase our capability and build one of the largest skilled pool of trade resource in the whole UK nuclear sector. Our range of service offering means that we are engaged in a number of capacities from main contractor to sub-contractor and in some instances as advisor and consultant. We work individually or in collaboration with complimentary service providers or partners and a significant proportion of our current workload is delivered via long term framework agreements. It has been necessary to develop our processes, systems and culture to be effective and responsive across the full range of these engagement.




19 Thorncliffe Park Estate

Newton Chambers Road


S35 2PH

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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment Team

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

Employer's Application Instructions

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Jul 2024