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Welding Apprentice Manor Marine

To use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Tasks for Welders:

  • To operate safety equipment and uses safe work habits while performing his / her job function
  • To weld components in flat, vertical, or overhead positions
  • To ignites torches or starts power supplies and strikes arcs by touching electrodes to metals being welded, completing electrical circuits
  • To detects faulty operation of equipment or defective materials and notifies supervisors
  • To clamp, holds, tack-weld, heat-bend, and grind or bolts component parts to obtain required configurations and positions for welding
  • To operate manual or semi-automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments, using processes such as gas tungsten arc, gas metal arc, and flux-cored arc, plasma arc, and shielded metal arc, resistance welding, and submerged arc welding
  • To monitor the fitting, burning, and welding processes to avoid overheating of parts of warping, shrinking, distortion, or expansion of materials
  • To examine work pieces for defects and measures work pieces with straightedges or templates to ensure conformance with specifications
  • To recognize, set up, and operates hand and power tools common to the welding trade, such as shielded metal arc and gas metal arc welding equipment
  • To lay out, position, align, and secure parts and assemblies prior to assembly, using straightedges, combination squares, callipers, and rulers
  • To have knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • To have knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principals involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models
  • To be able to give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times
  • To know that he / she must be able to use mathematics to solve problems pertaining to welding functions
  • To be able to determine the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
  • To be responsible to manage how much time he / she uses on a project and the time of others that might be in his / her crew
  • To be able to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems
  • To be able to understand written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. To be responsible to perform routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed
  • To be able to speak to others to convey information effectively so that the job can be completed in the manner it should be
  • To have the ability to keep hand and arm steady while moving the arm or while holding the hand in one position
  • To have the ability to see details at close range while he is doing his / her job function. To needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions
  • To have the ability to quickly move the hand, the hand together with the arm, or two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects
  • To have the ability to make precise coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects
  • To be able to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand
  • To be able to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. This does not mean that they need to be involved in solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem
  • To be able to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted
  • To be able to use controlled mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes not including computers or vehicles
  • To be able to observe, receive, and otherwise obtain information from all relevant sources before starting a project
  • To perform physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving the whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Trustworthy

Desired qualifications

None required as all training can be given.

Future prospects

Enhanced employability once qualified.

Things to consider

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Manor Marine have provided the highest level of quality manufacturing and construction services, delivering a diverse range of projects for a variety of private and public sector clients.


Manor Marine


Portland Port Business Centre



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Weymouth College


Apprenticeships 01305 208709

  • Formal training to be provided by Weymouth College with informal, off the job training to be provided by Manor Marine
  • Engineering Operative level 2

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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