Metal fabricator apprentice 57-1475 FLETCHERS BAKERIES LIMITED

The successful candidate will be required to carry out metal fabrication, welding and machining services that support the overall site planned maintenance strategy, including identified repairs and upgrades to production plant, equipment and buildings. To ensure safety and reliability of the production process and equipment is maintained.

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

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    You will work Monday to Friday. Your start and finish times including your shift pattern will be determined by the employing company.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Role & responsibilities

  • Continuous development of knowledge and familiarity with the engineering requirements of the bakery process systems and machinery.
  • To work as an active part of a skilled cross functional planned maintenance team.
  • To ensure correct Health & Safety, Food Safety and Hygiene standards are adhered to at all times.
  • To actively participate in a Continuous Improvement culture throughout the site, constantly identifying opportunities to improve efficiencies and reduce waste. Participating and fully supporting the site Operating Brilliance Process (OBP) and contributing to cross functional objectives if required.
  • To ensure planned maintenance work is completed to strict schedules, and constantly look for improvements that will ensure reliability of equipment is improved.
  • To ensure good working practices are adhered to throughout.
  • To work on various projects including installation and modifications to plants and equipment.
  • To ensure working area and associated equipment is always maintained to good safe standard.
  • To ensure equipment within work area of responsibility is inspected and examined as required for safety reasons.
  • All work to be documented on the CMMS and completed within the set timescale.
  • To attend the engineering daily review meeting when required.
  • To work alongside and support the BI team/projects team when required to meet the business’ objectives.
  • This Job Description is not an exhaustive list of tasks performed and may be required to perform duties of a similar nature from time to time.

The training you will be getting

You will study on a Level 3 Metal Fabricator Standard. On completion of this, you will gain;

  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)


  • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

During the first year of the apprenticeship, your learning will take place at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre based at Catcliffe, Rotherham, for an initial block of study on a full-time basis. After this, you will attend the Training Centre for one day a week for knowledge study.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completion of the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre apprenticeships are nationally recognised qualifications which are acknowledged and respected by employers across the world. These can open the door to many more opportunities, such as Engineering Management and Project Engineering positions across a range of sectors worldwide.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade C or 4) Essential

About the employer

With over 125 years of baking tradition, and part of the Finsbury Group since 2014, Fletchers Bakery can trace its roots back to 1895, when it first started to produce much-loved sliced breads. It’s now one of the most diverse and highly efficient bakery manufacturers in the UK, serving both the retail and foodservice industries. Based in the heart of Sheffield, Fletchers employs over 400 people. Its nine high-volume manufacturing lines produce a wide range of products for both the retail and food service markets. The range includes Buns and Rolls, English and American Muffins, Baguettes, Doughnuts and Sliced Breads all in either fresh or frozen formats.




Claywheels Lane


S6 1LY

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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


AMRC Training Centre Recruitment 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

Please follow the link to apply on the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre website and complete an application form. Once this has been received, it will be reviewed, and you will receive an email response with the next steps of the application process. Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close company vacancies, should they get filled, ahead of the published closing date.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2024