Body Builder Apprentice

Ditch the ordinary, transform raw materials into remarkable creations! As a Body Builder Apprentice, you’ll be the sculptor of steel, building and shaping the structures that form the backbone of our world.

Embrace the hands-on challenge:

  • Master the art of metal manipulation: Learn to weld, fabricate, and assemble components, wielding a toolbox of skills to bring blueprints to life.
  • Blueprint to Build: Translate engineering plans into real-world structures, ensuring projects meet specifications and exceed expectations.
  • Precision is key: Develop a keen eye for detail and a methodical approach. Every weld you lay, every piece you fit, contributes to the strength and longevity of the final product.
  • No two days the same: From intricate architectural components to massive industrial equipment, each project presents unique challenges and opportunities to hone your artistry.
  • Collaborative spirit: Work alongside experienced tradespeople, sharing knowledge, tackling complex builds together, and building camaraderie in a fast-paced environment.

Why choose this path?

Remember, with apprenticeships and traineeships you start earning a wage from day 1! 

  • High demand, ever-evolving field: Skilled Body Builders are crucial for constructing essential infrastructure, buildings, and equipment. This dynamic field offers a variety of career paths to explore.
  • From apprentice to master fabricator: As you gain experience, specialize in areas like structural steelwork, architectural metalwork, or even become a workshop supervisor, leading your own team.
  • The unseen architect of our world: Every beam you weld, every panel you fabricate, contributes to the strength and beauty of the structures we live, work, and play in. You’re the unseen sculptor shaping the skylines and landscapes.
  • Become a metal maestro, a problem solver, a builder of the future: Join the ranks of skilled Body Builders! Here, knowledge is your blueprint, tools are your allies, and every completed project is a testament to your expertise.

Potential Roles After Completing a Body Builder Apprenticeship:

  • Body Builder: Fabricate, assemble, and install metal components for various applications (buildings, bridges, vehicles, etc.).
  • Structural Steelworker: Specialise in the fabrication and erection of steel structures for buildings, bridges, and other large-scale projects.
  • Architectural Metalworker: Craft and install decorative metal elements for buildings, such as railings, staircases, and facades.
  • Welding Technician: Master advanced welding techniques and procedures for various materials and applications.

Specialised Roles (with further training/experience):

  • Pipefitter: Install and maintain piping systems for various industries (plumbing, heating & cooling, gas lines).
  • Sheet Metal Worker: Fabricate and install sheet metal components for a variety of uses (ducts, roofing, enclosures).
  • Boilermaker: Build, repair, and maintain high-pressure vessels and boilers used in industrial settings.

Advanced Roles (with significant experience and/or qualifications):

  • Bodybuilding Workshop Manager: Oversee the operations of a metal fabrication workshop, ensuring efficiency and project quality.
  • Welding Inspector: Ensure the quality and safety of welds in various applications.
  • Business Owner: Start and run your own metal fabrication shop, specialising in a particular industry or project type.

Additional Training Opportunities:

  • Specialised certifications: Enhance your skills in areas like specific welding techniques, blueprint reading, or quality control.
  • Advanced fabrication courses: Deepen your knowledge of specific materials, fabrication methods, or emerging technologies.

How long?

Approximately 36-48 months for an Apprenticeship, but it very much depends on each individual and how quickly competencies can be completed.

Ready to forge your future with a Body Builder Apprenticeship? We’ll provide the workplace, safety gear, and support you need to become a master metal sculptor and a vital force in the world of building!

# The Tea

Never thought I'd be so into metal! This Body Building apprenticeship is awesome. It's not just welding and brute force – it's about precision and planning. We take blueprints and turn them into real structures. It's like creating giant puzzles, piece by amazing piece. And I really enjoy seeing a project come together, knowing you played a role in building something that will last. This apprenticeship is challenging me in the best way possible.
Jenna, Body Building Apprentice

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