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Apprentice Fabricator - Made By The Forge



23rd April 2021

Employer Description

Made by the Forge is a small, family run business specialising in world-class handcrafted solid iron and metal curtain poles, accessories and homeware. Our products have both classic and contemporary aspects, both time-tested and more than stylish, and are made to a standard second to none.

The company was founded in 2006 by farrier and blacksmith Richard Fishenden and his wife and business partner, Juliet. Richard honed his expert blacksmith’s skills to specialise in exceptional ironwork for the home. Our passion for the very highest quality is our continued inspiration to produce practical and attractive products that will last a lifetime. Individual hammer marks visible on the metalwork made by our blacksmiths’ hammers make every item unique.

We supply to a growing clientele including top interior designers and some very important individuals. We believe everyone is important to us, which is why our customer service is at the highest standard – just like our products. We offer a personal, friendly service and will make every effort to make sure the pieces made for you are perfect for your own interior spaces.

For the home, we’ve developed a classic range of products, all of which are hand forged in the time honoured way. They include wrought iron pan rails, utensil racks for the kitchen, wrought iron curtain poles, brackets and hold backs for window dressing.

They have an opportunity for an apprentice to join.

Main description

A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as a Metal Fabricator working with a long established unique organisation. As part of the team the successful applicant will assist the fabrication team with the production of metal products that are then sold to clients across the World.

Day to day activities:

Cutting steel to precise measurements 
Preparing steel for welding
Welding finials and brackets (TIG and MIG)
Grinding, filing and finishing brackets and finials to a high standard
General metalworking workshop duties

Entry requirements

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability.

Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades 9-3.

Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.

Skills required

Able to follow instructions
Able to work independently and part of a small team.

Personal qualities

  • Positive
  • Good timekeeper
  • A good work ethic
  • A natural ability with practical jobs
  • Able to get up in the mornings

Training to be Provided

Level 2 General Welder Apprenticeship

Things to consider

Please bare in mind the physical nature of this role, you will be on your feet most of the day. This is an early start and lateness will not be tolerated. If you are not good at getting up in the mornings, then this is not a job for you. Please bare in mind the remote location of this opportunity you will likely need transport to get to and from work as well as the same for your College day release.

Future Prospects

We look to recruit all our staff for long periods. Team is everything to us.

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 28/05/2021


£186 per week


This job is located in Elmsett, Ipswich, Suffolk

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