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Fabrication Apprentice

William Hare Ltd
Rotherham, South Yorkshire
£286.40 per week
Closing date
30 Dec 2021

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Job description:

A fabricator will produce work made from thick metal plate and structural steel sections, such as columns and beams, using a  wide range of tools and equipment.  This will contribute to projects for large scale buildings such as the Nuclear Power plant at Hinckley Point C - which is currently the largest construction site in Europe.

Principle Role & Responsibilities:

  • Read and interpret engineering drawings 
  • Assemble components by welding them together 
  • Ensure finished welds are of a good standard and the required size 
  • Use a variety of tools, welding equipment and overhead travelling cranes 
  • Implementation and adhering to all health and safety policies and complete all paperwork relating to health and safety

Skills required:

  • Candidates must have an interest in engineering
  • Able to work as part of a team 
  • Use your own initiative and be keen to learn
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities the candidate must have:

Someone who is keen to learn and shows a genuine interest in the built environment and the world around them. A person who wants to learn a highly skilled role, but it also keen to gain further qualifications.

Employer description:

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), Hinckley Point C, The 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.

Things to consider:

During the first year you will be required to attend the University of Sheffield AMRC Training Centre in Sheffield, full time for an initial block of study. One Friday per month you will return to your workplace.  After the initial block training you will attend the AMRC Training Centre for one day a week to undertake the knowledge study.  The remaining four days will be spent in company learning on the job.


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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William Hare Ltd
Brandlesholme Road
United Kingdom
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