Fabrication and Welding Apprenticeship FLAIR HANDLING SYSTEMS LTD

With over twenty years of manufacturing experience we currently supply an ever widening range of air handling equipment and packaged boiler & tank rooms to the UK mechanical services industry. Our reputation has been established through close attention to detail and a quality build that is hard to beat.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

    Periodic bonus scheme included - based on certain criteria being met.

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and Friday, 8.00am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Reporting into the factory foreman, your main duties will include, but not be limited to:

  • Following Engineering drawings and instructions
  • Shaping and cutting out sections, using hand tools and CNC Press Brakes
  • Finishing items with grinders and polishers
  • Assembling bespoke sections using riveting, welding, and bolting methods
  • To prepare surface finishes to the required standard
  • To record changes required to drawings to enable production information to be corrected and maintained accurately
  • To help manufacture panels in stainless steel
  • Understanding of engineering drawings
  • Able to safely use associated machines and tools (e.g. guillotines, rollers and drills)
  • To maintain a high standard and quality of work
  • Ensure safe working practices at all time
  • Responsible for good housekeeping in your own work area
  • Competent in the safe use of power and hand tools

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Metal Fabricator Advanced Apprenticeship Standard:

  • In College one day a week over the full period of the apprenticeship
  • The final year will involve completion of a portfolio and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard and is carried out by ESFA approved organisations independent from the college

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Progression into full time employment with Flair Handling Systems

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Since formation, Flair Handling Systems has established itself within the H&V sector as a manufacturer of high quality, bespoke air handling equipment to serve the education, retail, leisure and food production industries. From our offices and factory in West Yorkshire we manufacture and distribute our finished products, day or night, throughout the UK. By maintaining a rational attitude to design we strive to achieve value engineered solutions combined with high efficiency and reliability. The successful pairing of enthusiasm and experience provides the motivation to maintain a high standard of work, and working relations, that further our client’s expectations and requirements. We are proud to be able to offer a truly bespoke air handling unit design and manufacture to cater our clients’ needs and by taking flexible approach to design we can ensure that proposed solutions meet specifications, whilst being competitively priced, delivered with minimal lead times. One of our specialities is the manufacture and delivery of air handling equipment in kit form for onsite construction by our highly skilled engineers. A kit form solution provides a great deal of flexibility for supplying AHUs in restricted locations. There are very few access problems that cannot be overcome using this kit form approach. Clients are increasingly wanting to upgrade individual components with existing plant removing the need to replace the whole AHU. Equipment such as belt driven fans are being replaced either because equipment is failing or damaged, or to improve system efficiency and decrease running costs. Flair Handling Systems has significant experience of this retrofit market from upgrading fans to EC type with integrated invertors, to swapping or adding heating and cooling coils. A wealth of personal experience has enabled our management to build a balanced team with the appropriate skills to meet the demands of today’s construction industry. Our “Right First Time” approach has led to orders from a diverse client base including many high street household names.







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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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