Metalwork Fabricator

  • Company: Southdown Construction Metalwork Ltd
  • Closing Date: 30-09-2020
  • Location: Portslade
  • Salary: £5-£7 per hour
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Apprentice – Fabricator / Engineering technician

We really value the next generation of skilled fabricators and want to offer them secure long-term positions to help us develop our business.  There is an enormous amount of work to be done building the UK’s infrastructure for the future and our trade is fundamental to the success of that.  There is a shortage of committed skilled manual workers capable of making high quality work in mild steel, stainless steel and aluminium.

We are seeking apprentice fabricators to learn all of the metalwork and manual craft skills required to become Architectural Metalwork Fabricators in Fishersgate, Brighton and we want them to enjoy their work and progress rapidly to being fully skilled and well-paid jobs in the

Training will include an apprenticeship for two years, studying at College/Uni to obtain Level 2 in Fabrication and Welding Engineering  ( ?? tbc) whilst working in our fabrication shop learning how to make balustrades, staircases, platforms, ladders and all general and architectural metalwork with a view to becoming a skilled fabricator in five years. Apprenticeships will learn how to read from technical drawings, mark out on a bench, prepare materials, drill, cut, weld, make jigs and fixtures, manipulate materials and create completed fabricated work for installation from raw materials and machined components.

Our company has been in business for a long time and positions for skilled people are permanent and dependable, but we also seek reliable long-term, enthusiastic and intelligent apprentices to learn the trade. We will pay and apprenticeship wage of £5 - £7 an hour depending on the candidate,  including college time and pay your fees, supported by the appropriate government grant.  Basic hours are a 40-hour week with four weeks holiday and bank holiday pay and statutory minimum pension contributions. All PPE is provided as well as basic training and you will receive on-the-job training alongside your college studies.

Our work is interesting and challenging and the environment is industrial with machinery and significantly heavy materials using traditional fabrication techniques.  Maths and English or any other GCSEs would be useful.   We want to see evidence of a keen interest in sport, a hobby or other activity that shows reliability and commitment. 

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