2023 - Trade and Technical Apprenticeship - Steel Fixer

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2023 - Trade and Technical Apprenticeship - Steel Fixer (3579)

Trade and Technical Apprenticeship – Steel Fixer

We're looking for bright and motivated people who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry. 


Role Overview

Steel fixer apprentices work in our reinforcement fabrication department working closely with experienced steel fixers. You will build complex, structural steel reinforcement cages, from the designs, digital model, plans and specifications of architects and designers. The cages are necessary for the manufacture of precast concrete components that meet the client's expectations.


Steel fixers play an important role at the Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction and are critical to the delivery of our bespoke concrete products, which cannot be created with machinery.

The apprentices benefit from on-the-job training and will gain industry-recognised skills that will be applied daily in our state-of-the-art facility


The Laing O'Rourke Trade Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect?

Our trade apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged, and supported by a business that views your technical development and formal qualification as a priority.  

Your development will involve learning a blend of traditional and new-generation techniques, including

automation and digitalisation, methods that we've been pioneering from the Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction (CEMC) – Europe's largest and most advanced pre-assembly concrete manufacturing facility.

Our programme will provide a fully funded Level 2 Steel Fixer apprenticeship, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee in our Centre of Excellence for Modern Constriction. It will also include a series development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of Steel Fixing activities, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship accreditation.


Entry requirements

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria: 

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit
  • Aged 18 and over   





Apprenticeship Level and Standard

Steel Fixer Level 2

Steel fixer / Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education


Apprenticeship Provider  

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with a trusted and approved training provider Bridgewater and Taunton College for our apprenticeship delivery. This will consist of 5-week block release at Bridgwater & Taunton college, Bath Road, Bridgwater, TA6 4PZ. Traveling to college Sunday evening, staying on campus until Friday midday then returning home for weekends . Following college attendance, you will develop your skill in the workplace, guided by the college assessor and experienced steel fixers.  


Key Points

  • Level 2 steel fixer apprenticeship standard will be achieved
  • 18 months minimum duration leading to full time employment
  • College is in Bridgwater Town, but travel and accommodation will be provided
  • Support from experienced CEMC colleagues and college staff
  • Level 1 maths and English will be achieved on the apprenticeship if not already attained in previous education

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Private Medical Insurance
Life Assurance
Personal Accident and Injury Insurance
Income Protection
Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Company Car / Car Allowance (*Role dependant)
Diversity and Inclusion

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

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