Apprentice Welder Pall Europe Ltd

Learning to use Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding to make structurally sound welds between parts. You will develop & improve your skills and then be required to weld in different positions, materials and joints to complete a range of welding codes.

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    39 Hours (Mon-Thu 08.00-16.30 & Fri 08.00-15.30) 30 minutes lunch

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • You will be trained to weld a range of materials using TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas).
  • This will include learning how to set up the correct power (parameter) settings, select the consumable and follow a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) to weld different joint types.
  • Your aim over time will be to achieve a high quality weld that will pass surface and internal inspection (Visual, Dye Penetrant and Radiographic (x-ray)) to International Standards.
  • The parts will be a range of welds in mainly round products in different positions. You will be required to achieve weld "Codes" to meet the requirements of welding pressure vessels standards.
  • Produce products to a high degree of accuracy and finish, ensuring PALL’s quality standards are achieved. 
  • Site safety is of paramount importance to PALL, you will complete a period of off the job training as well as a PALL specific health and safety induction before learning how to use the equipment on site
  • Attend PETA and complete coursework on time and to the required standard.
  • Take on additional responsibility at the end of year 1.

Other information

  • This apprenticeship will lead onto a Level 3 Welding Apprenticeship
  • You will need to be able to get to PALL’s Walton Road facility reliably
  • This is a continuous improvement environment, you will be expected to contribute to the improvement activities undertaken onsite
  • Focus, motivation and enthusiasm are more important to PALL than academic success.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A good logical approach to problem solving.
  • Awareness of health and safety issues regarding working in dynamic work environment.
  • A good level of dexterity and skills using hand tools is desirable.
  • An interest in manufacturing is important.
  • Ability to become an integral part of the team.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to plan activities identifying possible problems in advance.

Personal qualities

  • You will need to be focused, self-motivated, trustworthy and have a team player mentality.
  • You must be self-disciplined and possess a willingness to help the team achieve department targets.
  • An ability to understand and act on technical information is desirable.
  • Willing to work flexible locations and hours including undertaking shift work in the apprenticeship.

Qualifications required

·         2 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent in maths and English) are desirable but not essential.

·         Qualifications or experience in engineering (specifically manufacturing) are highly desirable.

Future prospects

• Become a valued member of a highly skilled team. • Progression and development opportunities. • Career pathways for the right candidates. • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure.

Things to consider

Please note all applicants will be required to attend a pre-entry interview with PETA before an application can be progressed. Benefits: • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays • Cycle to work scheme • Computer share scheme • Child care vouchers • Simply Health cash plan • On-site parking • Subsidised canteen on-site • Employee assistance programme • 3 x life assurance The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training. Please be aware that this rate changes every year on 1 October and reference should be made to for further information.

About the employer

Pall Manufacturing UK Ltd (part of Pall Corporation) is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.


Pall Europe Ltd


Walton Road



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Training provider

You will be employed whilst you are completing your apprenticeship. This will be structured as 18 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete foundation competence qualification EAL Level 2 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering (Welding).

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Conducting business improvement activities
  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma-arc Welding Equipment
  • Producing components using hand fitting techniques           
  • Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux cored arc welding equipment
  • Producing sheet metal components and assemblies
  • Producing engineering project plans

General Welding Applications                     

You will complete functional skills at level 2 in math’s and English(if required).

Your independent end point assessment will comprise of:

A theoretical knowledge test, a practical/oral examination to be followed by a

professional interview covering the application of knowledge learned during the apprenticeship, the role of the welder in industry and the professional behaviour’s as listed in the Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Welding > Welding

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by PETA Limited


Philip Brooke 023 9245 4445

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Closing date: 11 Nov 2017