METAL FABRICATOR APPRENTICESHIP
Shaping Industry Specialists
Advanced manufacturing of anything that can be fabricated out of metal
The broad purpose of a Metal Fabricator role is to carry out metal fabrication work using things such as rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate and metal sheet etc.
Work can include manufacturing bridges, oil rigs, ships, petro-chemical installations, cranes, platforms, aircraft, automotive and machinery parts, sheet metal enclosures, equipment supports, and anything that can be fabricated out of metal. Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories or on operational sites. They use a large range of metals including steel, aluminium and titanium at a range of thicknesses from 0.5mm up to over 20mm. The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can easily be picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.
Apprentices will learn the following core knowledge:
Apprentices will learn the following core skills:
Individual employers are able to set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.
Route: Engineering and manufacturing
Minimum duration to gateway: 42 months (this does not include EPA period)
Maximum funding: £27000