Graham Hart (Process Technology) Limited

High Integrity Pressure Equipment Fabricator (Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship) - Advanced (Level 3)

Graham Hart (Process Technology) Limited (Employer)

Appris Charity Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £200.00
39.75 hours per week Monday – Thursday, 09:00 - 17:30, with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break and a 2 15-minute breaks, one in the morning and one in the afternoon. Friday will be 08:45 - 17:00, with a 45-minute lunch break.
48 months (duration)
6 September 2021(start date)
Metal Fabricator (apprenticeship standard)
2 positions available
28 May 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Graham Hart Process Technology is experiencing significant growth in the UK with its engineering products and services. As such, they are looking for an apprentice to join their Bradford operations. This is a great opportunity to join a well-established and progressive Bradford-based engineering company. Find out more by reading on.


High Integrity Pressure Equipment Fabricator.

This occupation is found in the advanced manufacturing engineering sectors. The broad purpose of the occupation is to carry out metal fabrication work using processes such as marking out, cutting, positioning, and welding of material forms such as steel pipe, plate, tubes, and fittings.

Work includes manufacturing high integrity pressure retaining equipment for the Oil & Gas, Petro-Chemical, Pharmaceutical, Bio-Pharmaceutical, Food & Drink, Chemicals, Defence and Nuclear Industries. Fabricators can work alone or in teams, in factories.

Fabricators use a large range of metals ranging from Carbon Steel, Stainless Steel through to exotics such as Titanium with material thicknesses from 6 mm to in excess of 250mm. The size and weight of the fabrications can range from components that can easily be picked up by hand, to massive structures that require several cranes to manipulate.

In their daily work, an employee in this occupation interacts with planners, supervisors, inspectors, designers, welders, machinists, stores personnel and many others involved in manufacturing, production, maintenance, and repair.

An employee in this occupation will be responsible for the high quality and accuracy of their own work whilst ensuring it conforms to a relevant specification such as an engineering drawing or an international standard. Fabricators are also responsible for the Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) protection of themselves and others around them.

Day to Day Duties:

  • Marking out materials to fabricate heat exchangers
  • Using TIG, MIG and MMA techniques to weld parts to high standards for use in industrial applications
  • Working with skilled engineers to create specialist products for customers' bespoke requests
  • Use of specialist cutting and forming machinery and hand tools
  • Adhereing to all company health and safety
  • Mentoring from highly-skilled engineers

Future Prospects

  • Successful applicants can look forward to the possibility of a full-time position, post-apprenticeship. Further training and job-specific development is also a possibility

Reality Check

  • This company is located in BD10 (Bradford), so please ensure you can arrange suitable transport for the start and finish times of the job. It also includes off-the-job training at Appris (Bradford), so please make allowances for the travel
  • 31 days holiday (includes bank holidays)

Skills Required

  • A methodical and practical approach to learning, encompassed with a desire to succeed academically will ensure that this apprenticeship is fulfilling, rewarding and achievable
  • Any additional engineering skills or qualifications will be desirable, but not essential
  • Ideal candidate will also have gained some work experience (i.e. a part-time job), but not essential
  • Excellent interpersonal skills

Qualities Required

  • Flexibility, energy, and drive to promote and respond to changing requirements
  • Honest, sincere, and genuine
  • Team player
  • Resilient and calm
  • Dedicated and conscientious
  • High levels of integrity and professionalism

Qualifications Required

  • The ideal candidate should have 5 GCSEs at grades A*-C/9-4 (or equivalent) including maths and English

Training Provided

Level 3 Metal Fabricator apprenticeship standard.

Year one - day release at Appris training centre Bradford:

  • EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabrication & Welding (Foundation Competence)

Year two & three - day release at Appris training centre Bradford:

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabrication & Welding (Development Knowledge)

Work based learning, mentoring & development throughout years one to four:

  • EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Fabricator (Development Competence)


  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required
  • Further learning and support for End Point Assessment (EPA)
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