• 06/11/2023
  • £18,432.00 Increasing to £20,309 in year 2. Higher rates are applied to those aged 21 and over.
  • Apprenticeship - Advanced apprenticeship: level 3
  • Sellafield Ltd. Seascale CA20 1PG
Craft Fabricator Apprenticeship 2024 - Job Ref: SP05292

A Fabricator Apprentice trains to become a highly skilled craftsperson in the nuclear industry. This is a four-year scheme where the first year will be spent learning a range of hands-on engineering skills. Years 2 to 4 of your training will be spent at in the central workshops at Sellafield where you will work with skilled Fabricators.

What you will do in your working day

You will be trained to:

  • Fabricate items to specification from stainless steel, carbon steel and aluminium.
  • Cut metals using oxy-propane and plasma.
  • Form metals using machines.
  • Develop and manufacture pattern
  • As part of the role you will need to wear personal protective equipment, necessary for work in active areas (such as full PVC suiting, gloves and respirators) and work in confined spaces or at heights.

As an integral part of your apprenticeship your progress will be monitored and assessed against the Apprenticeship requirements. You will compile an evidence folder, demonstrating your areas of learning with accredited certificates of completion for elements of your training. You will undertake knowledge, skills and behaviour assessments where you will be expected to clearly demonstrate your capability to perform as a Fabricator Apprentice.

The training you will be getting

This is a four-year scheme where the first year will be spent learning a range of hands-on engineering skills.

1st Year – training is delivered at our of-site training facility.

2nd, 3rd & 4th Years – Site placements in central workshops at Sellafield.

You will obtain the following qualifications:

  • Level 3 ST0607 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship including
    • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
    • Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Technical Certificate
  • Level 3 NVQ
  • Award for Nuclear Industry Awareness (ANIA) Level 2 Qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following successful completion of your apprenticeship, we will look to retain you in a professional full time position at Sellafield Ltd. 

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative.


  • GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 4) Essential
  • GCSE or equivalent Science or Engineering (Grade 4) Essential

Job Ref: SP05292

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