Welding & Fabrication Apprentice The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd

Seeking an apprentice to join our experienced welders in a fully kitted out welding and fabrication bay. You will learn many skills, from how to fabricate a wide range of agricultural and industrial bagging and weighing equipment from single man potatoes bagging machines, to conveyors and systems for some of the world's largest Blue-Chip Companies.

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

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Closing date: 28 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wage based on candidate and experience, ranging from National wage for an apprentice + £4

    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, 9:00am - 5:00pm with a one hour lunch break at 1:00pm. Tea breaks from 10:00am - 10:15am and 3:15pm - 3:25pm. Overtime may be available.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day role responsibilities will include:

  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications to determine layout of metal components.
  • Measure, cut and shape metal pieces using power tools and hand tools.
  • Weld metal components together using MIG/TIG welding techniques. 
  • Fabricate and assemble metal structures according to specifications.
  • Inspect finished products for quality and accuracy. 
  • Maintain welding equipment and tools in good working condition. 
  • Follow safety guidelines and maintain a clean work environement. 

The training you will be getting

  • The apprentice will be working towards the Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard
  • This apprenticeship will also include Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
  • College attendance will be at the Colchester Institute - Colchester Campus one day per week during term time

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Grow into new roles and expand your education. We have a mix of workers at all ages, so there are many chances for promotion or the ability to expand roles to cover other areas of the business. We are a family business, so we like to build strong relationships with the people that work here, and we aim to keep workers for long periods of time. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Keen to engage


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade A*-C/9-4) Essential

Things to consider

Location could be considered remote, so access to reliable transport/the ability to drive would be advantageous. Pickups can be arranged from the right location. No shops within walking distance so lunch must be arranged prior to arriving at work. Lastly, the majority of the work will be carried out in our factory based in Cressing, Braintree; but we also have a service department and visits to site to see how some of the machines are serviced and maintained.

About the employer

The Sack Filling & Robot Palletising Company Ltd specialise in all forms of Sack Filling and Robot Palletising solutions, from single man operations to multination blue chip companies. Our dedicated team has over 120 years' experience in the industry. We offer tailored machinery and systems to fit all aspects of our customer's needs, we offer machinery to many differing business sectors from aggregates suppliers to the chemical industry. All Sack Co machinery are Semi-automatic and Manual ranges to our fully Automated packing solutions, are made to accommodate the needs of the customer, with lower operating costs and higher productions volume the key factors in our designs and packing solutions. You can count on our many years' experience and professional working methods to accommodate the needs and requirements of our clients. The Sack Filling and Robot Pelleting Company Ltd are here to offer you the equipment needed to fulfil your packing needs.


The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd


The Sack Filling and Robot Palletising Company Ltd,

Walthambury House, Cressing Farm

Witham Road,

CM77 8PD

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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


Colchester Institute - Apprenticeships 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

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

Apply now

Closing date: 28 Jun 2024