Apprentice Metal Fabricator – HARKER FABRICATION LTD

An exciting opportunity to start your career with a long established, successful and growing business. You will be working alongside and supporting highly skilled, experienced fabricators.

Reference number: VAC1000056214


Wage – £9,754.68 per annum
Duration – 42 Months
Start date – 05 September 2022
Posted – 17/06/2022

Working Week:

Monday – Thursday 7:30am – 4:30pm. Friday – 7:30am – 2 .00pm. Total hours per week: 39.

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

As an apprentice fabricator you will:

  • Work with different metals creating fabricated and structural products using engineering drawings
  • Cut, drill, shape and prepare materials using manual and power tools, calculating dimensions and tolerances using knowledge of mathematics
  • Adhere to Health & Safety regulations and policies and work proactively as part of a team
  • Maintain a good attitude to housekeeping, tidying up at the end of each shift

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?

The starting wage will be regularly reviewed and increase in line with performance and progression throughout the apprenticeship. Potential to be taken on as full-time member of staff at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Strong work ethic, Ability to work under pressure


GCSE or equivalent maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) essential.

About the employer


Harker Fabrication Ltd offer a wide range of fabrication services, including manufacture of products in Mild steel, Stainless steel and Aluminium for industrial, commercial and residential applications. With over 40 years experience in the steel industry our family run business offers quality products with a reliable and skilled workforce.

Closing date: 06 July 2022