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Stainless Metalcraft Ltd


01354 692391





Find your place here at Metalcraft.

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Who are we?

We are a fenland manufacturer of stainless steel, aluminium and carbon steel equipment for some of the world’s most hazardous and dangerous environments.


We design and manufacture safety critical equipment for energy, medical science and research communities.


Metalcraft have been manufacturing pressure vessels on our UK site for over 100 years and during this time have developed a wealth of knowledge and experience on the manufacturing techniques necessary to effectively and efficiently produce pressure vessels to the highest standards required by the sectors we serve.

In addition we manufacture vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels. The vacuum vessels and cryogenic vessels we produce are fabricated and machined to achieve exacting specifications for vacuum leak tightness.

Who are we?

Earn while you learn

An apprenticeship is a real job with training which would allow you to earn while you learn, whilst
gaining nationally recognised qualifications.

Our apprenticeship takes 4 years to complete.


Earning a salary

Earning a salary

Focused learning

Focused learning

(Pushing you outside your comfort zone)

Excellent progression opportunities.

Excellent progression opportunities.

(Whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace)

Increased future earning potential

Increased future earning potential

Paid holiday

Paid holiday

What’s on offer?

This apprenticeship is aimed at people who wish to gain experience and qualifications in engineering through practical and theoretical skills and work based activities.

Our 4 year programme looks like this:

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Stainless Metalcraft Training School & North Cambridgeshire Training Centre
During the first year you will gain skills in:

  • Machining
  • Fitting & Hand Tools
  • Fabrication
  • Welding

Specific training in a core area to develop core skills:

  • Manual machining
  • CNC machining
  • Fabrication
  • Welding
  • Inspection, product engineering

More focus skilled techniques:

  • Develop your skills in a workshop

Working towards being a skilled operator and improved competence:

  • Develop your skills in a workshop

Our trainer Neil

We are dedicated to your learning and development.

Our apprentice trainer, Neil Kirby has over 40 years experience, and is also apprentice trained. Neil’s style of teaching combines practical, hands on experience and mentoring support to underpin the skills you will learn.

Neil’s aim is to instil a sense of pride in the apprentices work and achievements and to teach them to gain job satisfaction on a task that has been completed well.

We offer a traditional engineering apprenticeship combined with today’s technology that the industry dictates.

Our trainer Neil

Our learning provider

We work with one of the largest training providers in the region, who have exceptional track record in developing the skills and talents of our students.


This is achieved through a combination of great teaching by a team of highly-trained, industry-experienced staff and excellent facilities designed to prepare students for employment and further study.


At college you’ll be treated like an adult, gain independence, explore and broaden your interests, pursue your goals and meet lifelong friends.


We're proud to run the North Cambridgeshire Training Centre here on site at Stainless Metalcraft (Chatteris) Ltd. 


Click on the link for further information! North Cambridgeshire Training Centre (wsc.ac.uk) 

Our learning provider

Apply (NatSkilAcc)

Level 3 standard, this  qualification covers a range of topics relating to the skills required by Metalcraft, ie:

  • producing components using hand fitting techniques
  • producing sheet metal components and assemblies
  • producing Mechanical Engineering drawings using a CAD system,
  • preparing and using Manual TIG or Plasma-arc Welding Equipment
  • 3 compulsory units including Health and Safety, etc.

Functional skills/key skills in English and Maths at level 1 (if necessary)


All qualifications will be delivered in college on a day-release basis. College tutors/assessors and internal verifiers will ensure that the portfolio meets the required standard of competence. The qualification will prove competence, knowledge and understanding.




If your application is successful you will be invited to attend an assessment centre here at our Chatteris site. We will set you a number of tasks for you to show us how you work under pressure, as part of a team and on your own.


To qualify for our programme you should have gained or are expected to gain a C or above grade GCSE’s in Maths, English and Science


Please complete the application below. We look forward to hearing from you.


Click the link on the right or download our Apprenticeship application form


***  IMPORTANT INFORMATION - We will acknowledge receipt of your application. If you have applied via the link and have not received a response from us within one week, please forward the downloadable application form to infoline@metalcraft.co.uk  ***

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