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Apprentice Steel Erector

William Hare Ltd
£7.44 per hour
Closing date
24 Dec 2021

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24 months+
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The William Hare Group is a family owned business with origins in the UK dating back to the 1880s. William Hare is Europe’s largest independent structural steel contractor, specialising in engineering, fabrication and erection of steel structures – such as Manchester airport (T2), Trafford Centre and Olympic Stadium roof. Throughout the world, the group has carried out projects in over 50 countries and currently employs over 2000 skilled staff.

The first 12 months of this apprenticeship will be based in Blackburn, Lancashire at college (residential) and then be based in Somerset to work on Hinckley Point C nuclear plant for a couple of years. Following this, the role, could take you to any part of the UK.

A steel erector is responsible for creating the ‘skeleton’ frameworks for construction projects of all shapes and sizes. 

The role will include: 

  • Reviewing technical plans drawn by engineers
  • Planning project assembly
  • Cutting and shaping steel
  • Operating hand and power tools
  • Installing and fixing together steel beams, columns and plate sections to make a steel framework
  • Fixing safety netting and edge rails
  • Lifting and guiding components into position with tower cranes
  • Lining up and levelling steelwork before bolting it in place
  • Working on-site, often at height.
  • Implementation and adhering to all health and safety policies and complete all paperwork relating to health and safety.

Hours of work in the first year , whilst at College in Backburn are Monday to Thursday 8.00am – 4.45pm and Friday 8.00am – 12.00pm.(40 hours a week under 18). Year 2 – 48 hours a week at site in Somerset. Accommodation and travel costs will be paid if required to attend college away from home and the same when the work at site begins.


This is 4 year apprenticeship in engineering construction erector:

The first 12 months Monday to Thursday will be based at Training 2000 in Blackburn. (Apprentices will be provided with overalls and the necessary PPE and toolkits) 

EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering foundation. 

  • 4 mandatory units:
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements.
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • 6 other units
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux cored arc welding equipment
  • Producing sheet metal assemblies and components
  • Preparing and using manual TIG or Plasma-arc welding equipment
  • Preparing and using manual metal Arc welding equipment
  • Producing platework components and assemblies
  • Pearson BTEC Level 3 Award in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Technical Knowledge


  • Unit 1: Health and Safety in the Engineering Workplace 
  • Unit 2: Communications for Engineering Technicians 
  • Unit 3: Mathematics for Engineering Technicians 
  • Unit 7: Properties and Applications of Engineering Materials 
  • Unit 8: Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems 
  • Unit 12: Engineering Drawing for Technicians


After completing your first year at college, you will have visits every 5 weeks on site by a mentor to progress you through the overall level 3 Diploma

Overall you will gain a Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Construction lifting, positioning and installing structure, plant and equipment.

The starting salary for a first year apprentice is £7.44 per hour, which rises each year based on your achievement in the workplace and at college, going up to £14.84 in year 4.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants need to have a minimum of 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above.  This should include Maths, English and science.

This role is to start on 7th February 2022

Applications close 30/11/2021


William Hare Group is a private, family-owned business, originating in the United Kingdom during the 1880s. Operating across the world as the William Hare Group for over 75 years, we have executed projects in excess of 50 countries. With more than 2,000 skilled colleagues worldwide, William Hare supplies structural steelwork to local markets in the UK and United Arab Emirates (UAE); in addition to supporting the global market. The Group finances projects of up to £100 million in value and operates in diverse markets including, oil, gas and petrochemical industries, mining, power generation and nuclear reprocessing, commercial office, retail and leisure developments, stadiums, infrastructure and civil engineering projects.

The global headquarters for William Hare remains close to where the company originated, at Brandlesholme House in Bury, UK, and is the base for sales & estimating, engineering & design, project management, construction, commercial and support functions for the Group. There are five fabrication facilities (Bury, Risca, Scarborough, Wetherby and Rotherham) and one treatment facility (Grantham) in the UK, all of which provide a unique and specific function, and have a combined capacity of approximately 100,000 tonnes of steel per year. The William Hare fabrication facility in Abu Dhabi, UAE, is one of the most advanced production facilities in the region and supports overseas projects and the local market within the UAE.

The group have undertaken a high-volume of large-scale projects in London, which have been facilitated largely by our London office. Having this local resource close to many complex projects allows an enhanced level of support to both our clients based in London, and the construction site/project itself.

William Hare has regional offices situated in India, Singapore, South Korea, the Philippines and Portugal, whom provide ICTS and engineering support across the Group.

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Brandlesholme Road
United Kingdom
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