Apprentice Fabricator/Welder – G. K & N SERVICES LTD

The purpose of the role is to receive training to allow you to develop your skills whilst supporting the manufacture and assembly of high quality mild steel / stainless-steel fabrications and vessels used for moving, storing and expelling liquids and semi-solids in the tanker building, jetting, drainage and welfare industry.

Reference number: VAC1000158795


Wage – £10,982.40
Duration – 42 months
Start date – 04 September 2023
Posted – 05/05/2023

Working Week:

Monday- Thursday 7:30am-4:30pm. Friday 7:30am – 4:30pm. Including 1 day release for college. Total hours per week: 40 hours a week.

Apprenticeship level




What will the apprentice be doing?

The Apprentice Fabricator welder / sheet metal worker will take direction and instruction from more senior members of the team and will support the day-to-day requirements of the business on specific projects whilst in the workshop, ensuring that you and others are working safely and efficiently at all times.

In addition to these departmental responsibilities, this job description is neither exhaustive nor exclusive and may be reviewed in the future depending upon operational requirements and staffing levels.

  • Take instruction and guidance from more senior members of the  team whilst taking the day to day responsibility for the organisation of themselves whilst undertaking specific training and tasks in the workshop
  • Ensure appropriate targets and time scales are achieved in line with the business and customer requirements
  • Working in collaboration with and taking instruction from other team members to facilitate the delivery of projects, on schedule and to the desired quality and specification
  • Working towards maximising manufacturing output whilst training and maintaining efficiencies, safe working practices and quality always
  • Working to information provided regarding internal manufacturing requirements and reporting back any missing information, training requirements or shortages to the Fabrication Manager
  • To understand the importance of health and safety and adhere to risk assessments, method statements and company procedures as to meet all legislative and business requirements
  • Learn to interpret and adhere to engineering drawing and standards whilst taking guidance, support and training from more senior members of the team
  • Ensure any manufacturing errors or changes are captured, rectified and communicated back to the Business
  • Ensure schedules are understood and your workload is managed to meet the business priorities and your training objectives
  • Perform quality checks to ensure the product meets quality/hygiene standards and are aligned with company quality procedures
  • Maintain all work equipment and PPE in a condition that does not compromise the safety of yourself and others ensuring you report any that fall short of certification, calibration and operational use to the Operations manager
  • Courteous and informative interaction with work colleagues and other departments, seeking information and guidance when required
  • Always maintain a clean and safe working environment for yourself and others

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard, which includes:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 3 Extended Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)

In College one day a week over the full period of the apprenticeship.

The final year will involve completion of a portfolio and preparation for End Point Assessment (EPA). This measures the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the standard and is carried out by ESFA approved organisations independent from the college.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful completion of the apprenticeship can lead to a full-time job as a qualified Fabricator/Welder.

Things to consider

Please check the location and travel before applying.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills
Organisation skills
Problem solving skills
Team working
Time management skills
Interest in fabrication
Desire to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4/C or above) essential.

About the employer


G, K & N Services Ltd (including G, K and N Spares Ltd) are a family run company based in the North of England in the rural town of Holmfirth. They create bespoke Welfare, Vac and Jet Tankers to some of the biggest operators in the UK and also run an onsite and online shop providing and accessories to the drainage, jetting and welfare industries. Quality is important to our business. We strive to provide our customers with products and services, which meet or even exceed their expectations. Our Main focus is to design, manufacture, service and repair high-pressure drainage and jetting vehicles and associated spares. GK&N will work closely with our customers to manufacture one off tankers for the individual smaller operators to multi orders for nationwide larger organisations.

Closing date: 01 June 2023