Apprentice required to fill a role in a small and busy business. A variety of jobs and one-off jobs, with the ability of adaptation throughout the company involving the manufacturing of bespoke parts and maintenance of equipment associated with the block paving industry, also includes projects within the hospitality industry.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be £6.40-£7.50 per hour depending on experience

    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 to Friday (shifts to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include:

• Checking and maintaining block paving moulds. This includes new set-ups, fabrication and repairs.

• Assemble parts for refurbing and fabrication.

• Learning of basic machining for fabrication& welding preparation, Involving the training and use of including their safety features.; rolling, pressing, folding and drilling,

• Cutting and preparation of materials.

• Overhauling equipment.

• To work in a team fabricating various bespoke items.

• General housekeep of workshop and yard.

• To work alongside our main customer with their shutdowns and ongoing projects.

• To help with on-site installations both in the block paving industry and hospitality industry.

• While carrying out our normal work duties a wide spectrum of fabrication and welding duties will be taught and undertaken.

• Overtime and weekend work available.

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Welding/Fabrication Apprenticeship Standard https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/engineering-operative-v1-3 Functional Skills up to Level 2 in English and Maths as required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and end point assessment, there is the potential for a full time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Communication skills, Enthusiastic, Experience with tools, Good timekeeping, Mechanical knowledge, Problem solving skills, Reliable, Team working, Workshop experience


GCSE or equivalent 5 GCSEs including English and Maths (Grade Grade 4 or above) Essential

Things to consider

We reserve the right to close the vacancy prior to the closing date if required. You will be required to apply direct to the Bournemouth & Poole College to book and attend an academic interview. For course details: https://www.thecollege.co.uk/courses/level-2-apprenticeship-engineering-operative-fabrication-welding-pathway

About the employer

We are a small company that works within the block paving industry. We manufacture moulding for concrete products, service/maintain machinery and equipment, fabricate and machine many other required parts for within the industry. We also produce work within the hospitality industry, brass and copper bar top aprons, glass racks and specialised feature pieces designed by our customers. We are looking to regrow our company so that we can expand our field of work and branch into new areas.




38 Hatch Pond Road

Nuffield Industrial Estate


BH17 0JZ

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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

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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