Become an Apprentice at voestalpine Metsec plcapprenticeship graph

We have been recruiting apprentices for over 10 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.

Every year we recruit school leavers for our apprenticeship programme and in 2018 we employed our 100th apprentice. Our target is to have over 20% of the voestalpine Metsec plc workforce made up of apprentices by 2020. We’re split into different divisions and 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?

Your qualification will be delivered over a minimum of 26 weeks which will give you a full Level 2 qualification. If you successfully complete the level 2 qualifications you may have the opportunity to upgrade to level 3.  Here you will then spend 18 months in different divisions; averaging 6 weeks per division before you are given a placement in a department that suits your skill set.  This will then run for around a 3 month trial. If the trial is successful you will be placed in the department to complete the Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Your typical week:

Monday to Thursday 7:30am – 4pm and Friday 7:30am – 12:30pm at voestalpine Metsec plc.

One day a week you will attend off site to gain a technical certificate at a local College.


Our apprenticeship vacancies can be found here Jobs and Careers. Please e-mail

Want to find out more?

If you have any further queries, please e-mail

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 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.