Apprentice Metal Fabricator

A F SWITCHGEAR LIMITED

Nottinghamshire, NG17 2HU

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

Posted on 1 July 2024


Summary

These roles are well suited to candidates who have an interest in fabrication and welding and are committed to beginning a career in this sector. Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship there could be the opportunity to pursue engineering, or supervisory opportunities within the company.

Annual wage
£12,979.20 a year

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

Training course
Metal fabricator (level 3)
Hours
Monday - Thursday, 8.00am - 4.30pm and 8.00am - 4.00pm on a Friday. This includes 2 x 15 minute breaks per day which are paid.

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 15 August

Duration

3 Years 6 Months

Positions available

2

Work

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

  • Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard, including Functional Skills if required
  • This programme is delivered via a day release delivery model which means that one day per week, your attendance is required at our Engineering campus, NG17. This attendance is required during term time only
  • You will work with expert assessors to develop new knowledge, skills and behaviours within the profession
  • You will experience a blended learning model
  • You will gather learning evidence, journals and off-the-job records using your e-portfolio
  • At the end of the planned learning period, it will be agreed that you are ready to enter 'Gateway' and for your End Point Assessment to be arranged

Where you’ll work

A F Switchgear Limited

Nunn Brook Road

Sutton In Ashfield

Nottinghamshire

NG17 2HU

Training

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

WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

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.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 9-4 / A*-C)
    • Maths (grade 9-4 / A*-C)

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

    Skills

    • Attention to detail
    • Self motivated and reliable

    About this company

    AF Switchgear is one of the UK's largest switchgear manufacturers and set the standard for LV Switchgear and Power Distribution. We have four manufacturing facilities on two sites in Nottinghamshire adjacent to Junction 28 of the M1 giving us transport links all across the country. Our modern design, administration and manufacturing facilities cover over two hectares. Chartered Engineers and dedicated Project Managers to manage every aspect of any contract. We manage every process in house from concept design with end clients and consultants through to commissioning and service.

    https://www.afswitchgear.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    • This employer is committed to providing further opportunities at higher levels upon successful completion of this programme

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    WEST NOTTINGHAMSHIRE COLLEGE

    Ryan Smith

    ryan.smith@wnc.ac.uk

    01623 900479

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261518.

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

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