Metal fabricator apprenticeship

Manufacture anything that can be fabricated out of metal, such as bridges, oil rigs and ships

A metal fabricator plays a vital role in ensuring the quality and safety of fabricated metal products across diverse industries. This apprenticeship involves metal fabrication using materials like rolled steel joists, columns, channels, steel plate, and metal sheets. As a metal fabricator apprentice, you’ll learn to create or repair a wide range of structures, from bridges and oil rigs to ships and machinery parts. You might work independently or in teams, either in factories or on-site, using metals like steel, aluminum, and titanium. You could work in various sectors like advanced manufacturing engineering, engineering construction, and maritime industries. On a typical day, you might interact with various professionals involved in manufacturing, production, and maintenance, such as planners, inspectors, welders, and machinists. You’ll ensure your work meets quality standards and conforms to specifications while prioritising health, safety, and environmental protection.


Duration: 42 months

Relevant school subjects: DT and science

Entry requirements for the metal fabricator apprenticeship: Four GCSEs, including maths, English and a science

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £24,000 per annum

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