Apprentice Steel Fabricator (Level 3) - Hereford - 2022

Balfour Beatty

Holmer Road, HR4 9SW, Hereford

About the role

Apprentice Steel Fabricator - Level 3 - Hereford


Qualifications needed: 4 GCSES Grade 4 or above (or equivalent)


 About the role: 


We designed our Apprenticeship Scheme to start your journey towards becoming an industry expert. So, expect well-structured training, incredible projects, talented colleagues and loads of hands-on experience. As part of the scheme you will follow a training programme as part of our Industry recognised Apprenticeship programme, geared towards you achieving a Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship. Typical duration of the apprenticeship is 42 months.


Your time on the programme will see you gaining all kinds of specialist skills and eye-catching achievements. You will be joining a leading international infrastructure group shaping innovative and efficient infrastructure that underpins our daily lives, supports communities and enables growth.


In addition to supporting you through your formal apprentice qualification, you will follow the Balfour Beatty Enhanced Apprentice programme. This is a mix of development events and activities, plus in year 2 you will compete in the Balfour Beatty Brathay Apprentice Challenge, to help us find the Balfour Beatty Apprentice Team of the Year! The challenge is a mix of community engagement activities and a team building event in the Lake District. Find out more here… There is also the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award as part of your apprenticeship.


This is a unique opportunity to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career – an opportunity not to be missed.

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty, including the option to move onto the next level of your apprenticeship.


Your responsibilities as an Apprentice Steel Fabricator will include:

  • Fabricate and weld aluminium and steel products in accordance with company drawings.
  • Carry out duties in accordance with standard company Quality Assurance procedures and Work Instructions
  • Carry out daily duties complying with correct PPE and safety procedures in the area
  • To carry out daily duties as required by the Production Chargehand Supervisor
  • Assist with the daily inspection and sign off of plant and equipment
  • Produce a finished product that complies with the drawings supplied
  • Ensure the product complies with the tolerances and conditions specified on the drawings
  • Complete production within the timescales specified
  • Ensure re-work is kept to a minimum and any quality issues are recorded


Who we’re looking for: 

  • 4 GCSES Grade 4 or above or Level 2 qualification or equivalent
  • You will be able to set the pace as well as the standards for the team
  • You will also have the ability to describe what interests and motivates you to the construction industry
  • You will have a strong work ethic and willingness to take responsibility for your academic and vocational development


Please note our apprentices for the 2022 intakes will typically start in April or September 2022, so please ensure when completing your online application form that you clearly state your availability and whether an April and/or September start date would work for your current circumstances.


Salary & benefits: 

We offer a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees and training will be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme click here and you can also view the profiles of some of our current apprentices across the Group. Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact [email protected]


Diversity & Inclusion

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business. To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full atwww.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone 


To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. 


As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/ 

Balfour Beatty is also leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies. 


Closing Date – applications are open until 13th June 2022 but we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before the closing date. 

Interested in this role?


Application deadline
13/Jun/2022
Start date
05/Sep/2022
Work type
Apprenticeship