Metal fabrication is a large part of the UK engineering industry, it covers a wide range of fabrication and welding skills in heavy plate, structural steel, the manufacture of machines, for all types of production lines, construction machines and equipment, to fine tolerance sheet metal for the aircraft industry, in ferrous and non-ferrous materials.
There are several different avenues to begin a career in fabrication and welding, one option is, while you are still at school complete an engineering vocational BTEC course.
Or at 16 leave school and enrol on a fabrication and welding T level course, at a further education college or independent training provider, this route requires a work placement in industry, which potentially could lead to a fabrication and welding apprenticeship.
Reading fabrication drawings
Thermal cutting accurately to varying tolerances
Forming, and shaping thick and thin ferrous or non-ferrous metallic materials
Assembling previously made parts, and welding using the MAG and TIG welding processes
Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023
The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)
Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online
Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced
Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals
The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals
If you’re interested in Metal Fabrication then visit our Careers pages to learn more.