Metal Fabricator Engineering Apprentice LEADING EDGE CREATIVE DESIGN LTD

Bradford-based Leading Edge Graphics and Signage are looking for a diverse apprentice candidate to take on all areas of fabrication from MIG/TIG welding to CNC router operations. This is an excellent opportunity for a smart, ambitious and self-motivated individual to join a friendly environment.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This pay rate is above National Minimum Wage

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Use of MIG welding techniques
  • Use of TIG welding techniques
  • Fabrication using CNC routers
  • Fabrication using manual techniques
  • Skilled use of varying metal and composites

The training you will be getting

Metal Fabricator Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Year one - day release at Appris training centre Bradford
  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabrication & Welding (Foundation Competence) 

Year two & three - day release at Appris training centre Bradford:

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabrication & Welding (Development Knowledge)

Work based learning, mentoring & development throughout years one to four:

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabricator (Development Competence)


  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • Further learning and support for End Point Assessment (EPA)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Successful applicants can look forward to the possibility of a full-time position, post-apprenticeship. Further training and job-specific development is also a possibility

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above (or predicted)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above (or predicted)) Essential

About the employer

"As bespoke signage and graphics experts offering solutions to some of the world’s biggest brands, we excel at delivering inspired results by taking an analytical, design-led approach. Our turnkey service means your project never leaves our premises, resulting in tight quality controls from concept to installation, giving you peace of mind as well as cost efficiencies."




146 B M K Industrial Estate, Wakefield Road


WF15 6BS

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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

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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