Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker BOYD DUCTWORK LTD

2 x Apprentice Sheet Metal Workers (level 3) are required. The apprentices will work with time served sheet metal workers and fabricators and learn how to read drawings, select steel and prepare materials for ductwork projects.

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Closing date: 06 Aug 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

    Monday - Thursday, 6.00am - 2.00pm, Friday, 6.00am - 12noon.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    23 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice will:

  • Work with time served sheet metal workers and fabricators.
    Learn how to read drawings, select steel and prepare materials
    be trained in how to use specialist tools and equipment in the workshop.
  • Mark off, measure, cut and bend using various cutting and forming tools and equipment.
  • Work safely at all times complying with health and safety legislation, regulations, organisational and environmental requirements.
  • Prepare for the metal fabrication activities before commencing work.
  • Check materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses identified on detailed engineering drawings.
    Use the correct methods for the moving and handling resources and materials.
  • Set up, check and adjust the equipment for use in the safe and reliable fabrication of metal products or components and maintaining the equipment in a reliable and safe condition throughout.
  • Interpret technical drawings, patterns, templates and specifications to mark out, produce and assemble complex fabricated products to meet the required specification and quality requirements.
  • Cut, drill, shape and preparing metal materials during fabrication activities using manual and power tools as required calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics and instruments/equipment.

The training you will be getting

The candidate will work towards a Metal Fabricator apprenticeship 

  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) Level: 3
  • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • End point assessment

Delivery method to be confirmed.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time position upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Boyd Duct is based in Blaydon just outside Newcastle upon Tyne. The business is predominantly that of design, manufacture & assembly and installation of duct systems for an range of industry sectors. This business has employed a number of apprentices over the past few years and has been a excellent place to learn metal working skills. They have a unique working week where production starts at 6am but the working day finishes at 2pm , 12 noon on a Friday.




Patterson Street


NE21 5SD

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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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