• Work alongside other apprentices
  • Excellent training and leadership
  • Secure work in a busy engineering workshop

About the Employer

JP Engineering has a great team with a wealth of knowledge meaning you will receive top-quality training. There are also two other apprentices who can help you with your learning.

The work the team at JP Engineering includes general steel fabrication, structural steel fabrication for residential and light commercial buildings, steel cutting, welding, including on-site fabrication welding, and bespoke metalwork projects. You can check out their website here.

About the opportunity

The skills you will gain over the term of your apprenticeship are:

  • Structural and general steel fabrication
  • Welding of structural steel
  • Architectural metal works
  • Metal cutting

About you

If you have a pre-trade qualification that will be an advantage, but ultimately, what this employer is looking is an outstanding attitude toward your work. 

You will have:

  • NCEA level 2 English and Maths
  • Driver’s license
  • Excellent timekeeping and punctuality
  • Have a great attitude and be healthy
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Proven ability to take instruction well

Hours of work

The team at JP Engineering works five Days a week, between 50-50 hours per week. When they are busy, they work every second Saturday for five hours.

The start time is 6.30 am and finish time is between 3pm and 5 pm. 


National Certificate in Engineering - Fabrication (Level 4) - Steel Construction

Graduates of this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation and workplace safety culture in order to work safely and meet responsibilities in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Interpret drawings and/or specifications and select and use the appropriate fabrication materials, processes, tools, and equipment for the task being undertaken.
  • Apply relevant knowledge of fabrication principles and practices, and problem solving skills, to perform engineering fabrication tasks to industry standards.
  • Apply knowledge of welding to safely weld to an appropriate industry standard in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Apply an understanding of effective and efficient processes and principles, and quality systems to the fabrication of components and/or provision of services in a commercial engineering fabrication environment.
  • Practice effective communication within an engineering fabrication team and the wider workplace.
  • Recognise the limits of own ability and the importance of working with integrity and maintaining currency in the engineering fabrication field.
  • Produce a range of heavy fabricated products, including trucks and trailers, earthmoving machinery, manufacturing equipment, and pressure vessels from heavy gauge plate, sections, and pipes using the appropriate tools and current relevant techniques.

The Steel Construction strand shares standards in common with the Heavy Fabrication strand, but is specifically for fabricators who manufacture and install structural steel components for building and civil engineering projects