Fabricator Welder

Full-time position

Aylesbury (HP19 8TD)

You are an apprentice, so you want to get hands-on training and the chance to put your skills into practice. Right?

On the top, you want to join a company that is a leader in its field, and which could be your future. Join the Sterling TT Team, pioneers in heat exchange innovation. You will be part of a global leader in customised heat exchanger design and manufacture.

We listen carefully to our clients’ requirements and understand their challenges. So, in addition to building durable equipment, we strive to develop and build long-lasting relationships with them.

There are lots of opportunities to develop your knowledge and skills. Furthermore, we invest in our people and want to keep them.

You’ll work in a company that has a track record of collaboration with global brands and SME’s in over 50 countries. It demonstrates our ability to solve the most complex challenges. We strive to help our clients in areas such as decarbonisation, energy transition, energy from waste, etc. Again, an opportunity for you to develop.

Read the blog of one of our successful apprentices and see how he has evolved since he started at Sterling TT

So, do you want to be part of this growing business in a specialist niche market?

If you have a ‘winning’ mentality, are eager to make a difference and have the skills we require for this role – we’d love to hear from you.


Sterling Thermal Technology Ltd
Brunel Road, Rabans Lane Industrial Area
HP19 8TD

Working hours

You are expected to work at 37.5 hour week, Monday to Friday


£13,000 per annum

Starting date

September 2023

Who you’ll interact with

You will work as part of the welding Team within the production environment.

You will be fully supported in the role by the Production Supervisors and Milton Keynes College.

What you’ll need to succeed

Entry requirements

GCSE English and Maths 4-9 or level 2 equivalents.


  • Good attention to detail
  • Able to communicate, express their opinions clearly and fluently.
  • Able to work effectively with individuals, teams, staff and customers.
  • Open to new ideas and experiences, seeks out learning opportunities.

Personal qualities

  • Keen to learn.
  • Flexible in approach to work and learning.
  • Reliable and trustworthy.
  • Determined and motivated.

Key responsibilities


  • Look after the Sterling TT’s interests at all times.
  • Maintain strict confidentiality on all matters relating to company business.
  • Ensure that the Sterling TT’s procedures are followed.
  • Maintain good housekeeping practices.
  • Comply strictly with the Company Health and Safety Policy.


  • To carry out production operations and training exercises to meet the requirements of the Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard Ref ST0607 and Level 3 Diploma in Advance Manufacturing (developmental knowledge) through Milton Keynes College.
  • To complete production duties /training exercises as directed by the Production Supervisor.
  • Participate in the quality control process relevant to the work carried out and ensure all defective work is immediately brought to the attention of the Production Supervisor.
  • Carry out any relevant administrative tasks.
  • Ensure workmanship is to the required standard.

Units studied

  • Health and safety in the engineering workplace
  • Communications for Engineering Technicians
  • Mathematics for Engineering Technicians 
  • Mechanical Principles of Engineering Systems
  • Properties and applications of engineering materials
  • Computer Aided Design (CAD) Techniques 
  • Fabrication and Welding Principles
  • Welding Principles
  • Metal Inert Gas, Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) Welding
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding

Key result areas

  • Strict adherence to all Health & Safety laws and requirements and safe working practices.
  • Satisfactory completion of the level and quality of work to meet the requirements of the Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard Ref ST0607 and Level 3 Diploma in Advance Manufacturing (developmental knowledge)
  • Maintenance of the required levels of quality in all production/training activities.
  • Efficient and timely completion of all production/training activities.

How we’ll support you

Sterling TT, with the support of Milton Keynes College will provide you with the following training:

  • Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship Standard Ref ST0607 and
  • Level 3 Diploma in Advance Manufacturing (developmental knowledge)

This will involve:

  • Regular attendance at Milton Keynes College.
  • Regular visits from the College to the workplace.
  • Observations and assessments in the workplace.
  • Use of e-portfolio.
  • End Point Assessment.

Benefits package

  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Life assurance
  • Pension
  • Health cash plan
  • On-site parking
  • On-site electric charging points
  • Social events

Future prospects

Sterling TT is looking to offer full-time permanent employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Feels like it’s your ideal apprenticeship

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