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We’re passionate about helping young people take their first step onto the construction career ladder – with the development to forge the next generation of leaders. Whether you’re a school leaver experiencing the world of work for the first time, or a newly qualified graduate, we’re providing all the tools you need to lay the groundwork for an amazing career.

Built for life.

We’ve been shaping the engineers, leaders and problem solvers of the future on our apprenticeship scheme since 2010. And the range of opportunities we offer cover a variety of exciting roles that help our apprentices discover development on a bigger scale. This includes…

  • Metal Fabrication
  • Industrial Coatings Applicator
  • Digital Engineering Technician

Here’s what one of our apprentices had to say…

"I am enjoying my apprenticeship at Severfield; it’s a great way of becoming familiar with the working environment. I also get the opportunity to learn new and different things every day.”

Lewis Hole, Year 2 Metal Fabricator Apprentice

We created our Metal Fabrication Trailblazer Apprenticeship after spotting a gap for this particular scheme. This scheme takes our apprentices through a variety of training that’s equivalent to two A-Levels (grades A to E), with all the hands-on experience that unlocks development on a bigger scale.

Our Industrial Coatings Applicator Apprenticeship takes our apprentices onto the factory floor. You’ll learn from experienced colleagues, as well as work with a dedicated online tutor, and work towards completing a Level 2 certification and become a qualified Industrial Coatings applicator over 18 months.

The Digital Engineering Technician Apprenticeship programme will see you working over 3 years to complete a Level 3 certification, equivalent to 2 A-Levels. You’ll learn from your colleagues in the Drawing Office, alongside attending classes to build your knowledge in digital engineering.

The help of our training partners and industry representatives means our apprentices can access meaningful and in-depth training. So they can grow into the engineers of the next generation, whilst the needs of other employers like us are met, too.

What’s more, you’ll join a team of people ready to support you as you grow into your role.

“You really do get hands on practical experience being an apprentice at Severfield, I get to visit construction sites, meet new people and see what they do in the organisation.”

- Dan Bentley, Year 2 Digital Engineering, Technician Apprentice


Q What types of apprenticeship do you offer at Severfield?

A We currently offer apprenticeships in Metal Fabrication (fabricating & Welding), Industrial Coatings Applicator (Paint shop), and Engineering Maintenance (Engineering). However, we are looking at introducing other potential apprenticeship roles which are advertised here.

Q What level of apprenticeship do you offer?

A Most of the apprenticeships programmes we currently offer are at a Level 3. Which is equivalent to an education level of two A levels. The Industrial Coatings Applicator Apprenticeship is a Level 2, this is the same educational level as a GCSE.

Q Do you offer Higher or Degree level Apprenticeships

A We are currently looking at other apprenticeship roles at the higher/Degree level. These will be advertised here

Q What qualification do I need to already have to do an apprenticeship?

A Depending on the level, some apprenticeships may require previous qualifications such as an English and Maths GCSE at Level 4 and above for a Level 3 apprenticeship

Q Will I have to study in my own time whilst I am completing my apprenticeship?

A The beauty of an apprenticeship is you are given dedicated time within the working week to complete your qualification, whether that’s going into college or completing your studies with the chosen training provider online.

Q How long does an apprenticeship last?

A Most often, an apprenticeship will take anywhere between one and four years to complete, depending on the level of the apprenticeship, depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. For example, the Metal Fabrication Apprenticeship Severfield offer is a Level 3 qualification and takes up four years to complete.

Q How will an apprenticeship help me develop my chosen career?

A An apprenticeship enables you to start working and earning a decent wage while you learn key skills and gain the qualifications that Severfield are looking for in their employees.

Q Am I classed as an employee whilst I am an apprentice?

A Yes, an apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience, and get paid. You’ll receive holiday leave and other employee benefits. By the end of an apprenticeship, you'll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

Q What is the pay for apprenticeship at Severfield?

A Severfield pay above the National Minimum Wage.

Q What’s the advantage of doing an apprenticeship?

A They’re likely to suit you if you prefer learning in a hands-on environment. You can earn money while you learn, achieving a recognised qualification while working and gaining valuable experience. Because the company pay your training cost, you can start your career without incurring any student debt, whilst receiving the same benefits as other employees like paid holidays.

Q When would I start work if I was offered an apprenticeship at Severfield?

A Apprentices join Severfield annually in September

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