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Job description:

Portobello-RMF are looking for a plater apprentice to complete a level 3 metal fabricator apprenticeship.

Role & responsibilities:

The successful applicant will be responsible for, but not limited to:

  • Manufacturing pressure equipment such as rescue submarines, pressure vessels, heat exchangers, pipework and high integrity fabrications. This would involve reading and understanding engineering drawings, producing cut lists, marking out material, cutting material, prepping material and assembly of equipment ready for welding
  • Being the lead plater/fabricator on projects and liaise with the Production Manager and Supervisor
  • Reading and understanding material schedules
  • Reading and understanding Quality Plans
  • Reading and understanding Works Instructions

Skills required:

  • Logical with excellent problem solving skills
  • Good dexterity with an aptitude to practical applications
  • Effective team working

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

  • Confident and articulate
  • Proactive and self-motivated
  • Strong work ethic, flexible approach

Employer description:

Founded in 1933, Portobello-RMF has a long-standing history of manufacturing fabrications to the highest quality and safety standards. As an amalgamation of two highly respected and experienced fabrication companies, Portobello Fabrications Ltd and RMF Engineering Ltd, Portobello-RMF delivers exceptional services and pushes the boundaries of fabrication within the industry. Following the amalgamation that took place in 2009, Portobello-RMF became an employee-owned organisation in 2018 via an Employee Ownership Trust and is in full control of its own finances and asset base.

Portobello-RMF specialises in the mechanical design, thermal design and fabrication of process plant equipment. Our skilled expertise applies to a broad range of fabrications, such as heat exchangers, pressure vessels, skid packages, pipework and other bespoke, special and high integrity fabrications, all to meet the requirements of International Design Codes, ASME, EN13445, PD5500 and client specifications.

Portobello-RMF have an extensive knowledge and capability to work with a vast number of materials such as Carbon Steels, Stainless Steels, Duplex, Nickel Alloys, Titanium, Zirconium and Tantalum. This is what makes Portobello-RMF so diverse within the UK and one of the leading manufacturing companies within the UK.

Things to consider:

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study. You will return to your workplace one Friday per month. After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study. The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job.

Please note the AMRC Training Centre reserves the right to close applications ahead of the published closing date.

Qualification Requirements:

Advanced Apprenticeships entry requirements

You will need both of the following:

  • GCSE English language C or 4 or above
  • GCSE Maths C or 4 or above.

Applicants are also required to successfully complete a series of assessments at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, as well as an employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

Apprenticeship applications are open for 2024.

Apply now.