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Metal Fabricator / Welder Apprentice PRECISION FABRICATIONS ANDOVER LTD

An exciting opportunity has become available for an Apprentice Fabricator at Precision Fabrication Andover. We are paying above minimum apprenticeship wage as we are looking for individuals who are hard working, keen to learns and more importantly looking for a long term career in the fabrication industry.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7am – 4pm Friday 7am-1pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    45 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    15 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Precision Fabrications Andover are looking to develop skilled sheet metal workers to become part of our team here in Andover.

We are a manufacturer of Metal and CW/Windows and Doors based in Andover and we are currently expanding and looking to open our doors to an apprenticeship scheme.

See below a brief description of our capabilities:

  • PFA offer a comprehensive Pressed Metal capability, including the Laser cutting, punching and folding of aluminium, steel and stainless steel, we have experienced MiG & TiG welders, we are able to fabricate and insulate panels, plus can arrange for their Painting and Anodising.
  • We offer our own Helping Hand Bracket with pre-affixed Isolator pad, these are offered in two heights (80mm & 160mm) with a protruding arm length ranging from 60 to 380mm in 10mm increments. We also stock L&T rails to suit.
  • To continue to meet the demands of our customers we have just invested in a 4Kw Amada Ventis laser and 220T Amada HFE 3I Press brake due to be installed in September 2022.
  • The company has attained it ISO9001 Certificate in September 2021 and will achieve CE marking by end of March 2022.

By the end of your apprenticeship you will be proficient in:

  • Operating a Amada 4Kw Laser
  • Operating a Euromac Punch Press
  • Operating a Amada/Ermaksen Press Brake
  • Training on MIG and TIG welders
  • Working from Technical Drawings
  • Sheet Metal Pattern Development


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will commence this program with a two-week block attendance at Sparsholt College, to equip the apprentices with basic engineering skills for the workplace.  The apprentices will then attend on a day release basis for the remainder of the apprenticeship (42 months)
and commence the apprenticeship in August 2022

You will achieve:

L3 Advanced Metal Fabrication Standard

Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our hope is for you to develop into a fully trained Metal Fabricator/Welder

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness, Reliable, Punctual, Respectful, Follow instructions, Keen to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C (4) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C(4)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade B (5) or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade B(5) or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade C (4) or above) Desired

About the employer

At Precision Fabrications Andover we offer bespoke metal pressings and curtain wall, door & window fabrication service for all aspects of cladding and glazing works. This includes cills, reveals, folded and flat panels, bespoke brackets, and general pressings, all for use on building facades. Our friendly team are based at our factory located in Andover. Here we operate on a fast turnover rate, materials are received, processed and supplied to site. We work hard every day to produce high-quality products, within budget and to schedule, using your precise specification utilising the latest manufacturing equipment.







SP10 5AZ

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Training provider



Karen Jackson

01962 797452

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)

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