Apprentice Welder Forrest Fabrications

This vacancy is for an Apprentice Welder based in Accrington, Lancashire, The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 03 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    42 months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The vacancy is an opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. If successful the apprenticeship could consist of up to 4 years learning.

The first year will be based full time, Mon to Fri, at Training 2000 Ltd in the Engineering workshop where the apprentice will gain an insight into Engineering, and start to develop new skills relevant to the tasks they will be completing once they return to their respective employer.

As well as this they will also begin their Further Education course, BTEC Diploma, City and Guilds, which will be 1 day a week classroom based learning.

Your job role will consist of different tasks such as:

  • Welding components
  • Welding castings
  • MIG
  • TIG

The successful candidate will train and become competent welding, components and castings industry, learning to weld both MIG & TIG to a very high standard.

You will also be trained to learn basic engineering drawing, measuring and marking out, knowledge of engineering materials and handling of engineering information.

Additional skills covered may include:

  • Fitting using practical skills
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
  • A range of welding techniques and principles

Each of these is decided by the level of qualification being taken and the job role you are undertaking.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good attention to detail
  • A technical mind
  • Analytical
  • Ability to use initiative to think through problems and find solutions
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think outside the box, curious and innovative

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in engineering
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic

Qualifications required

  • Minimum of 5 GCSEs (or equivalent) at grade C or above including English, Maths
  • Science and Technology is desirable
  • Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable

Future prospects

Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state of the art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers, people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you will find engineering has a lot to offer.

About the employer

Forrest Fabrications was established at its Accrington site in 1970 to provide a top quality sub-contracting service to local industries.


Forrest Fabrications


York Street



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Training provider

  • Advanced Apprenticeship NVQ Extended Diploma in Fabrication and Welding/Level 3 City & Guilds Diploma in Engineering (Fab & Weld).
  • Functional Skills, Level 2 in Mathematics, English, ICT, working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.
  • Employer Rights & Responsibilities.
  • SEMTA Apprenticeship in Engineering Framework (Once all elements are completed and learners portfolio has passed Internal Verification).
  • Abrasive Wheels (Only for learners that are based in centre for year 1).
  • IOSH Working Safely (Only for learners that are based in centre for year 1).

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 03 Nov 2017