Apprentice Fabricator


Tyne and Wear, NE37 1PR

Closes in 11 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

Posted on 1 May 2024


As a Fabrication Apprentice you will learn skills in manufacturing using various metals ranging from mild steel, aluminium, brass and stainless steel. You will learn various welding and fabrication techniques, how to use precision tools to complete the project as required.

Annual wage
£12,646.40 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Metal fabricator (level 3)
8am - 4.30pm Monday to Friday

38 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 23 September


3 Years 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • BTEC Advanced Manufacturing Engieering Level 3;
    • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
    • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • 5 weeks of hand fitting and welding basic training.
  • Delivery method and location of training to be confirmed.

Where you’ll work

Unit 5-6, Armstrong Industrial Estate

Armstrong Rd


Tyne and Wear

NE37 1PR


An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Metal fabricator (level 3)

Equal to A level

Course contents
  • Work safely at all times, comply with health & safety legislation, regulations and organisational requirements.
  • Comply with environmental legislation, regulations and organisational requirements.
  • Obtain, check and use the appropriate documentation (such as job instructions, drawings, quality control documentation).
  • Carry out relevant planning and preparation activities before commencing work activity.
  • Undertake the work activity using the correct processes, procedures and equipment.
  • Carry out the required checks (such as quality, compliance or testing) using the correct procedures, processes and/or equipment.
  • Deal promptly and effectively with problems within the limits of their responsibility using approved diagnostic methods and techniques and report those which cannot be resolved to the appropriate personnel.
  • Complete any required documentation using the defined recording systems at the appropriate stages of the work activity.
  • Restore the work area on completion of the activity and where applicable return any resources and consumables to the appropriate location.
  • Identify and follow correct Metal work instructions, specifications, drawing etc.
  • Mark out using appropriate tools and techniques.
  • Cut and form Metal for the production or maintenance of fabricated products.
  • Produce and assemble Metal products to required specification and quality requirements.
  • Identify and follow correct joining instructions, specifications, drawing etc.
  • Carry out the relevant preparation before starting the joining fabrication activity.
  • Set up, check, adjust and use joining and related equipment.
  • Weld joints in accordance with approved welding procedures and quality requirements.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • maths and English (grade grade 4 minimum)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Organisation skills
    • Problem solving skills
    • Number skills
    • Analytical skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Creative
    • Initiative

    About this company

    Novocastrian are designers, craftsmen, architects, metalworkers, artists, welders, makers and engineers. They forge bespoke objects and environments, providing exceptional pieces to some of the world's most distinguished clients. Novocastrian creates bespoke furniture and sculptural artwork from our workshop in Washington Tyne and Wear, exporting throughout the world. We're deeply passionate about the industrial heritage of our region, which plays a key role in inspiring what we do. (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    On completeion of this apprenticeship this role will become a time served fabricator. This will provide an real opportunbity for growth and developemnt within the business.

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000248044.

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    Closes in 11 days (Thursday 1 August at 11:59pm)

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