voestalpine Metsec apprenticeships


We have been recruiting apprentices for over 27 years and we’re one of the first manufacturers to offer our apprenticeship training on-site. Our training centre was opened by Sir Alan Jones, the Chairman Emeritus at Toyota UK and chair of SEMTA, the Sector Skills Council for Science, Engineering, and Manufacturing Technologies.

We recruit each year through Dudley College and Cadcoe for our apprentices programme.  In 2018 we employed our 100th apprentice and we’re proud to have won the following awards:

  • 2019 – our apprentice won the Metals Industry Apprentice of the Year Award
  • 2016 – Incomm Business and Training Apprentice Ambassador Award
  • 2014 – Express and Star employer award for apprenticeships.

Our target is to have over 20% of the voestalpine Metsec plc workforce made up of apprentices by 2020.

Apprentices get involved in all areas of the business including IT, tool making, structural design, sales, maintenance, project engineering, profile manipulation, custom roll forming, quality and so much more.

How does it work for an Apprentice Structural Engineer?

2 year apprenticeship at level 3 giving:

  • Level 3 CITB Digital Technician (NVQ).
  • Level 3 BTEC in construction and the built environment.
  • End Point Assessment

This is delivered 4 days at Dudley College for the BTEC and 1 day at voestalpine Metsec.

For an Apprentice in other areas of the business

We recruit through Dudley College for our apprentices programme.  The aim is to provide work experience and placements to Dudley College students with a view to recruit successful candidates and assist them achieving level 3 qualifications in Engineering.


Our apprenticeship vacancies can be found here. Please e-mail metsec.plc@voestalpine.com.

Want to find out more?

If you have any further queries, please e-mail metsec.plc@voestalpine.com

Are you a school or College and want to work with us?

Did you know we’re a STEM Ambassador? We work with local schools and Colleges for site visits, taster days, presentations in schools and careers evenings. We get our existing male and female apprentices involved so your students can hear about the amazing opportunity straight from them.

We accept 16 students for a taster session at voestalpine Metsec which lasts 3.5 hours and we take on a maximum of 5 students at a time for work experience. Work experience places are high in demand so please contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.