Welding, Fabrication & Plating Apprenticeship 2017 - South Cumbria GENII ENGINEERING & TECHNOLOGY TRAINING

Fabrication is a discipline which covers a wide range of occupational areas including Welders, Platers, Sheet Metal Workers and Pipe Fitters.

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

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Closing date: 30 Aug 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

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    23 Dec 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    30 available

Fabrication is a discipline which covers a wide range of occupational areas including Welders, Platers, Sheet Metal Workers and Pipe Fitters.

Fabricators are essential in all fields of engineering and manufacturing, and need to be able to work in all environments.

Fabricators and Welders need to be able to:

  • Interpret engineering drawings
  • Convert the drawings into metal shapes 
  • Using a range of powerful equipment such as guillotines
  • Pipe benders
  • Folders 
  • Computer controlled plasma cutting equipment

In many firms a Fabricator will be expected to carry out both fabrication as well as welding work, but in some cases you will specialise in one of the two areas.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Applicants will need to have the ability to work both practically and academically.
  • Excellent Time-Keeping/Attendance

Personal qualities

  • Motivated
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Ability to follow instructions
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Effort & Application

Qualifications required

Minimum GCSE Grades A-C in Mathematics, English Language and a Science subject or equivalent

Future prospects

See Apprentice Information Booklet on our website www.gen2.ac.uk

Things to consider

Successfully pass the Aptitude Tests:

• Technical Numeracy
• Mechanical-technical understanding
• English Test
• Visual Thinking
• Verbal Reasoning
• Numeracy Skills

All offers are made subject to satisfactory references and evidence of GCSE grades.
Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.40 per hour from 1st October 2016. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Gen2 are an Ofsted Outstanding Grade 1 training organisation, based in the North West of England. The company was established in June 2000 by 5 partner companies, AMEC, Sellafield Ltd (formally BNFL), TATA Steel (formally CORUS), Iggesund Paperboard and Innovia Films (formally UCB Films).

Our ethos focusses on providing high quality employer and learner responsive training and educational programmes. We work with over 250 employers at any one time and in the last thirteen years, over 2000 apprentices have been trained by Gen2, with 94% of them progressing into full-time employment with their employer once training has been completed.

We currently have over 900 Apprentices, 100 Adult learners, 250 Higher Education learners in learning and deliver in excess of 10,000 delegate days on short courses across our five training centres in Cumbria. These include, Energus, Lillyhall, Sellafield, Carlisle and Furness. This means we have a Cumbria county-wide spread and regional heft to deliver to as wide and diverse range of employers.

We are committed to increasing skills levels and reducing skills gaps in the population from level 1 to 7 through apprenticeships and adult training and higher education routes. Gen2 offers a wide range of learning and development opportunities, which respond to socio-economic, employer, sector and regeneration needs. Gen2 actively supports the creation of sustainable employment through high quality apprentice, adult and higher education training.

In addition, we deliver a wide range of bespoke training courses, apprenticeships and higher-education programmes covering a range of technology-related disciplines including: Professional Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Electronic, Control and Instrumentation), Nuclear Related Technologies, Manufacturing, Health and Safety, ICT, Renewables, Business Support Skills and Leadership and Management. The courses are designed through close employer engagement to meet specific skills requirements, are fully-accredited by relevant professional/awarding bodies and range from Entry level through Foundation Degrees to Masters level (QCF Levels 1 – 7).




Unit 6

Lightburn Industrial Estate


LA12 7NE

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Training provider

  • BTEC or City & Guilds Level 2 with potential to progress to level 3 if undertaking the advanced apprenticeship.
  • Apprentices are also provided with an opportunity to improve Maths and English skillls
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework

Engineering Manufacture

Training provider

Gen II Engineering & Technology Training

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gen II Engineering & Technology Training


Micha Kirkbride 01900701300 recruitment@gen2.ac.uk

Employer's Application Instructions

Visit www.gen2.ac.uk & go to the Apprenticeship pages.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Aug 2017