Apprentice Fabricator/Welder – HILTON PROCESS SOLUTIONS LTD

The purpose of the role is to receive training to allow you to develop your skills whilst supporting the manufacture and assembly of high quality hygienic stainless steel fabrications used for storing, mixing, and conveying the likes of food stuffs, powders and liquids.

Reference number: VAC1000059722


Wage – £9,754.68 per annum
Duration – 42 Months
Start date – 05 September 2022
Posted – 29/06/2022

Working Week:

Monday – Thursday: 7.30am – 4pm. Friday: 7.30am – 3pm. Total hours per week: 39.

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice Fabricator welder will take direction and instruction from Workshop Supervisor in supporting the day to day requirements of the business  on specific projects whilst in the workshop ensuring that you and others are working safely and efficiently at all times.

In addition to these departmental responsibilities this job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed in the future depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

To emphasise the experience required, HPS products and systems are all low-volume and uniquely designed to customer requirements, rather than standard high-volume catalogue products.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Take instruction and guidance from the Workshop Supervisor and the Workshop Manager whilst taking the day to day responsibility for the organisation of themselves on specific tasks and training in the workshop
  • Ensure appropriate targets and time scales are achieved in line with the business and customer requirements
  • Working in collaboration with and taking instruction from other team members to facilitate the delivery of projects, on schedule and to the desired quality and specification
  • Working towards maximising manufacturing output whilst training and maintaining efficiencies, safe working practices and quality always
  • Working to information provided regarding internal manufacturing requirements and reporting back any missing information, training requirements or shortages to Management
  • To understand the importance of health and safety and adhere to risk assessments, method statements and company procedures as to meet all legislative and business requirements
  • Learn to interpret and adhere to engineering drawing and hygiene standards whilst taking guidance, support and training from senior members of the team
  • Ensure any manufacturing errors or changes are captured, rectified and communicated back to Management
  • Ensure schedules are understood and your workload is managed to meet the business priorities and your training objectives
  • Perform quality checks to ensure the product meets quality/hygiene standards and are aligned with company quality procedures
  • Maintain all work equipment and PPE in a condition that does not compromise the safety of yourself and others ensuring you report any that fall short of certification, calibration and operational use to the Management
  • Courteous and informative interaction with work colleagues and other departments, seeking information and guidance when required
  • Always maintain a clean and safe working environment for yourself and others

Key areas that require ongoing training and development:

  • Working towards being competent, confident and self-sufficient in all technical aspects of fabrication welding, sheet metal manufacture and assembly whilst gaining knowledge from others on hygienic manufacturing techniques
  • Working towards being fully proficient in hygienic stainless-steel purge TIG / MIG welding and manipulation of complex fabrications including ancillary items such as pipework, brackets and supports
  • Be willing to gain more in depth experienced in the selection and safe use of hand and power tools

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

Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
In College one day a week over the full period of the apprenticeship.

The final year will involve completion of a portfolio and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard and is carried out by ESFA approved organisations independent from the college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once the apprenticeship is complete there are various options for further development, from working in our design office, to project management.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Punctual, Honest.


GCSE or equivalent in 5 subjects including maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) Essential.

About the employer


Hilton Process Solutions supply quality engineering solutions to the food industry, specifically confectionary and bakery and our specialist engineering philosophy and principals lend themselves to all forms of processes required for hygienic environments.

Closing date: 18 July 2022