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Fab­ri­ca­tion & Weld­ing Apprentice

Job description

Are you passionate about a career in engineering? Are you willing to learn and determined to succeed? If the answer is "yes"; undertaking an apprenticeship with Canal Engineering could be the first step in a great career for you. We are offering a fantastic opportunity for a hardworking and career-minded candidate to join our successful team

Canal Engineering Ltd is a long established, successful manufacturing business in Nottingham designing, manufacturing, and installing architectural metal products including bespoke staircases, stainless steel drainage systems, safety platforms and tobacco recovery machinery.

We are currently recruiting for apprentice fabricator/welders to join the company. This is a rewarding role offering long term career development and prospects.

The successful candidates will be organised, diligent and able to confidently work under pressure.

Exceptional communication skills are vital.

An interest in working with metal is essential; welding, cutting, and reshaping will be required as part of the part of the apprenticeship.

You will join our established apprenticeship programme, where you will study and learn while you are working as an apprentice fabricator/welder under the guidance of a designated experienced Company mentor who will help you will gain product knowledge within the five Canal brands.

We are looking for someone with great hand-eye coordination, and an ability to follow engineering instructions accurately in a variety of material thicknesses.

As an Apprentice Fabricator/Welder, your daily duties will be based on learning the following:

  • Welding
  • Sheet metal work
  • Cutting
  • Folding
  • Laser Cutting
  • CAD Software
  • Various CNC Machinery
  • Fabrication
  • Food grade standard polishing
  • Assembly work- assembly fitting

Further learning will be required which may include in-house coded welding or external training such as PASMA/IPAF/Overhead Crane Training etc.

How to apply for this vacancy

You can apply for this vacancy through the National Apprenticeship Service. If you require any assistance with applying for this vacancy please contact us on 0115 945 7260 or email the apprenticeship team.

Application deadline: 10/10/2022

Possible start date: 11/10/2022

Skills required

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Team working
  • Team working
  • Initiative

Qualifications required

  • GCSE or equivalent English Language 4/C or above (Essential)
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths 4/C or above (Essential)

Training provided

In company induction on starting and ongoing health & safety training relevant to the role and equipment used within role.

  • Level 3 Metal Fabrication apprenticeship standard
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
    Level: 3
    Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Future progression

  • Be keen to develop their own individual skills and to ensure they are fully engaged with their ongoing career and skills development
  • Potential opportunity for a permanent role within the company following successful completion of the apprenticeship.
  • Opportunity for progression for within the Company’s many departments

Employer information

Canal Engineering Limited has a heritage of design innovation, quality manufacture and efficient installation that stretches back to our formation in 1924. Located in Nottingham, UK, we pride ourselves on British manufacturing and skilled fabrication of metalwork. Our work can be seen throughout the UK and abroad in residential, commercial and industrial environments. Today, Canal Engineering is separated into 4 divisions according to our products and services we provide. Each division is backed by their own management teams and skilled workforces, who boast a wealth of knowledge and experience – all under one roof. At the Nottingham manufacturing site, the production facilities include state of the art manufacturing machinery and equipment. All employees are fully qualified in factory and site work and have the expertise to design and manufacture a diverse range of metalwork products featuring stainless steel, mild steel and aluminium. All drawing, manufacture, fabrication and installation is completed by Canal Engineering employees. Having in-house Structural Engineering Consultants also means Canal Engineering can offer design help and advice from the very early stages of any project. We have developed from a family culture to one that embraces modern management and manufacturing techniques. Today, there are over 120 employees within our team

Address details:

Lenton Lane Industrial Estate

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Reference number VAC1000088498
Working week 7am – 3.30pm Monday to Thursday and 7am to 2.30pm on Fridays
Total hours per week: 40
Expected duration 42 Months
Apprenticeship level Advanced
Salary £10,004.80 (Annually)

Wage explained

Appren­tices are paid for their nor­mal work­ing hours and train­ing that’s part of their appren­tice­ship (usu­al­ly one day per week).