We have specific apprentice progression programmes and will assist you in achieving your full potential.


Whether you’re currently studying at college, or you’re just about to finish school and aren’t quite sure what you would like to do – we might have the role for you.

Our successful apprenticeship programmes provide long-term career opportunities and aim to nurture talent right from the very start of your journey with us.

To date, Merit has worked closely with 76 local apprentices, and plans to recruit additional apprentices in 2024.

If you’re looking for a career route into the industry, get in touch to find out more.

Success Stories

specific apprentice progression programmes

Ben Wonders

Ben completed an advanced apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding in July 2016. Prior to this, Ben was apprentice of the year in 2014 and in 2015 he took part in a SkillWeld competition after being nominated by the college and became regional winner.

Since completing his apprenticeship Ben has worked hard to continue progressing and completed a SSSTS course in November 2016. Ben is currently working between the Merit Factory and a number of our sites across the UK working on all areas of fabrication and welding.