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Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprentice

Hinkley Point C
Starting rate subject to age and experience.
Closing date
16 Sep 2021

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Matravers Engineering Ltd
Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprentice



Employer Description: 
Matravers Engineering specialise in the design and fabrication of steel moulds for use by major precast concrete manufacturers and many of the main building and civil engineering companies within the construction industry, Including Bylor at Hinkley Point C. 

  • Salary:  £214.50 weekly 
  • 39 Paid Hours per week
  • Working Week: Monday to Friday between 08.00am to 16.30pm

Overview of role: 
This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate. You will work alongside experienced staff to gain knowledge, skills and qualifications in all aspects of steel fabrication and welding.



Vacancy Description: 
You will be working as a Welder / Fabricator for Matravers Engineering and your main duties will be:
• Welding using MIG and TIG processes
• Cutting
• Drilling
• Grinding
• Plus all other disciplines with a fabrication shop

Qualifications required: 
5 GCSE's at C or above. Level 2 Maths and English must be achieved prior to or during the apprenticeship.

Skills required: 
• Good level of verbal and written English and strong numeracy skills
• Confident communication skills
• Logical thinker
• Practical with good problem solving skills

Personal Qualities: 
• Keen and eager to learn
• Self motivated
• Diligent and have commitment
• Interested in technology/engineering practices

Future prospects: 
Subject to successful completion of the Apprenticeship, there will be the opportunity to progress onto a qualified Welder/Fabricator position within the company.



Considerations from applicants: 
Starting rate subject to age and experience. 

Please note that Matravers is based in a rural location, and therefore applicants will need to give consideration to transportation when applying. Applicants will preferably have own transport and hold a driving license. 

Possibility of overtime available.


For this role you must have evidence of right to work in the UK. As a project, we do not discriminate on the grounds of age, gender, race, colour, religion, disability or sexual orientation, and we welcome applications from all sections of the community.


The construction and operation of Hinkley Point C will create thousands of employment and apprenticeship opportunities in a broad range of occupations and careers.  For example, there will be jobs in construction, civil engineering, electrical installation, hospitality, catering, logistics, security, site services, support roles and others over the coming years. And it’s not just during construction. When complete, Hinkley Point C will have an expected workforce of 900 people to run the power station throughout its 60-year operation. Our aspiration is to create 1,000 apprenticeships during construction. The wide range of skills required to build Hinkley Point C means there really is an opportunity for everyone. 

Apprenticeships are at the forefront of our workforce development and skills needs. We are dedicated to providing the best possible access and experience for all apprentices working and learning as part of the project. 

To help ensure local people can access employment opportunities - during construction and operation - we've established a dedicated Hinkley Point C Jobs Service. A partnership between EDF Energy, Jobcentre Plus and other local support organisations and training providers, Hinkley Point C Jobs Service: 

Matches people to available jobs and apprenticeships at Hinkley Point C and in the local supply chain. Arranges and delivers programmes to help people into work. 

Invests in and supports dedicated local training centres providing the skills and courses employers need. If you wish to register your interest with the Hinkley Point C Jobs Service and find out about future opportunities on the project, please register your interest online. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to call a member of the team on 0800 029 4289 

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