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What will I study on the pathway?

Units could include:

  • Fabrication welding – manual and automatic
  • Fabrication welding – manual plate working 
  • Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux-cored arc welding equipment 
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies 
  • Preparing and using manual TIG or plasma-arc welding equipment 
  • Preparing and using metal arc welding equipment.

You and your employer will be given the opportunity to select additional units that will help you gain the skills to progress within your organisation.

What jobs will I be trained for once I have finished this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship trains you for a variety of roles such as:
fabrication welder, sheet metal worker, plater, MIG or TIG welder
and pipe welder.

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.

Health advice for applicants

Many jobs within engineering have components that can impact the physical health of the person carrying them out. Employers and training centres have a duty to carry out risk assessments and reduce hazards by implementing policies and protective equipment. However, a number of conditions can mean that certain jobs within engineering may not always be the best option for you.

If you are interested in the Metal Fabricator apprenticeship and have the conditions below, you will need to speak to an AMRC Training Centre staff member to discuss your chosen area further:

  • Colour blindness
  • Dyspraxia
  • Asthma
  • Epilepsy.

Please email us at or call us on 0114 222 9958.

General requirements:

UK Nationals

  • UK passport, showing you are a British citizen or a citizen of the UK, having the right of abode in the UK
  • Birth certificate - please also bear in mind, if your name is different to the name you are using, you must also have your deed poll documentation. 

EEA Nationals & Switzerland

  • For EEA Nationals & Switzerland, an official current immigration status document proving that you have resided in the EEA or Switzerland or the UK, for at least 3 years before the start of the apprenticeship and that you have the right of abode in the UK.

Non-UK Nationals

  • For Non-UK national passport holders, your passport alongside a current Immigration Status Document issued by the UK Home Office, or your Biometric Residence Permit (front and back).

How do I apply?

Once you have decided on which apprenticeship is for you and you have checked that you meet the entry requirements, the next step is to apply. You can do this on our website here.

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Robert Ellis - Multiplex Engineering