Apprentice Fabricator/ Welder (REF KA 006)

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Company overview 

"Knowsley Metal Fabrications is a local long standing established business specialising in all Metal Fabrication. We contract for Local Authority’s throughout the Merseyside region manufacturing and fitting high spec security fencing, gates and handrails."

Key responsibilities for the role:

 
  • Must be able to complete an Level 2 apprenticeship framework in Engineering Operative Fabrication and Welding route at St Helens College to start September 2021 over 2 years.
  • Main duties will include fabrication from basic drawings and MIG welding, Using Power tools and tube bender
  • To effectively work on your own and part of a team
  • The ability to work within a fast paced environment
  • The ability to ensure all works are completed to a high standard within a tight timescale
  • To follow all company Health and Safety site rules and can work safely. Follow all company policies and procedures and abide by all applicable legislation whilst carrying out your duties
  • Able to maintain good housekeeping standards
  • Full training will be given 

Key skills to be successful in your application: 

 
  • Qualifications required/predicted GCSE at grade 3 / Level 1 Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent
  • Are reliable, punctual, flexible & have good organisational & planning skills
  • Have a positive approach to completing relevant courses and qualifications

Closing date: Wednesday 14 April

Location: Knowsley

Contracted hours: 8am - 5pm, Monday to Friday

Hourly rate of pay: National minimum wage for age

How to apply: 

1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

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If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’