Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprentice - Energy Industry DNV

We have exciting opportunities for Welding and Fabrication Apprentices to join our team of experts at our specialist research and testing centre in Cumbria. We carry out large scale hazards testing and our experts test and develop products and processes for the Energy Industry with the aim of safeguarding life, property and the environment.

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

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Closing date: 03 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £20,000.00

    We offer £2,000 increments for each completed year of your apprenticeship in addition to our normal annual pay increases.

  • Working week

    Our Apprentices join us on a permanent employment contract. Typical working hours are 08:30-16:00, Monday to Friday.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000248801

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

As a Metal Fabricator Apprentice you will get involved in a wide variety of activities, supporting the unique work that we do here at Spadeadam.

  • You will learn to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc, welding joints and producing and assembling metal products.
  • You’ll initially be closely supported by our experts before becoming responsible for the quality and accuracy of your own work as you progress, learning how to obtain, check and use the appropriate documentation and ensuring your work conforms to relevant specifications/engineering drawings, quality standards and procedures.
  • We will also learn all about critical health, safety and welfare legislation to ensure that you work safely and securely within our unique environment and learn how to safely use and maintain a wide variety of specialist tools, machinery and industrial equipment.
  • Our Metal Fabricator apprenticeship is aimed at practical individuals, who also love working outside and looking to develop themselves in a specialist trade.
  • As you progress, you’ll have the opportunity to progress further and experience working across a mixture of different construction and engineering projects at our world famous Spadeadam Research and Testing site in Cumbria.

The training you will be getting

  • You will join us on a permanent contract during August, with your apprenticeship programme formally commencing from early September and lasting approximately 36 months.
  • Upon completion you will be awarded the industry recognised Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship standard in addition to receiving a Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge).
  • During your apprenticeship you will gain real practical experience, working onsite three days a week alongside colleagues here at Spadeadam, utilising our new, state of the art engineering workshop, with the remaining two days per week dedicated to off the job learning via our specialist apprentice Training Provider (Lakes College in Carlisle – all travel costs are reimbursed), gaining new skills and knowledge.
  • One day will be spent developing and enhancing your fabrication and welding practical skills, the other day will be learning welding technology knowledge towards your Diploma.
  • You will also have access to lots of online support materials and 1-2-1 sessions with your tutor to help reinforce your learning.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

On our Apprenticeship programme you’ll be stretched but always supported, so don’t worry if right now a lot of what you will be doing sounds very complicated and new! You will be surrounded by people committed to helping you learn and develop and providing you with everything you need to succeed, including opportunities to embark on further training and gain specialist qualifications.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade GCSE - grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade GCSE - grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Physics or Chemistry (Grade GCSE - grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Performing Engineering Operations (Grade Pass) Desired

Things to consider

Our Metal Fabricator apprenticeship is aimed at practical individuals, who also love working outside and looking to develop themselves in a specialist trade.

About the employer

Here at DNV, what we do matters. Whether it’s helping the Energy Industry transition to a more decarbonised and sustainable future or helping safeguard life, property and the environment, every day, what you do will make a difference. This is our shared purpose and one our people are proud to be part of. At Spadeadam Research and Development, large scale hazards testing is carried out. Our experts test and develop products and processes for a range of industries with the aim of safeguarding life, property and the environment, and developing next generation solutions. Our site provides a challenging environment where you are encouraged to care, dare and share – both to shape your career and to create a positive change in the world.

Employer

DNV

Address

Spadeadam Test Site, Mod R5

Gilsland

Brampton

CA8 7AU

Contact

Steve Perks

steve.perks@dnv.com

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Training

Training provider

LAKES COLLEGE WEST CUMBRIA

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


Employer's Application Instructions

Step 1: Follow the link to apply and answer a few simple questions. Step 2: Complete a fun, web-based, behavioural assessment. Step 3: Learn more about the role via an informal online conversation with one of our team. Step 4: Visit our Spadeadam site where you’ll have a tour, meet your future colleagues, have an interview and take part in an interactive team activity. Step 5: Receive a decision and constructive feedback.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Jun 2024