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Welding Apprentice Beakbane Ltd

Beakbane are looking for the right candidate to join the company as a Welding Apprentice and continue their career as a qualified Welder with them.

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 5.00pm Friday 8.00am to 12.45pm

    Total hours per week: 38.75

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    12 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Beakbane are a successful company delivering quality products.

They are now looking at increasing their workforce and introducing two welding Apprentices to the team. The Apprentices will train at The Marches Centre of Manufacturing and Technology, Shrewsbury for 15 months progressing through the company to a full time post.

On this apprenticeship you will cover all the training below whilst learning from the experience within the company.

The job role would consist of:

  • Welding and Fabrication of Machine Guarding
  • TIG and MIG welding
  • Assemble parts
  • Work to engineering drawings
  • Develop skills in MMA welding
  • Engineering Health and Safety
  • Principles of fabrication

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good dexterity and co-ordination
  • Able to read basic engineering drawings
  • Ability to use basic hand tools i.e. angle grinder, orbital sanders

These are not essential but would be an added bonus to ensure the right candidate is in post.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Punctual
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good attitude to learning


Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades 8-4 (A-C) in maths and English, as a minimum

Future prospects

Progress through 2 pay grades to become a senior Fabrication Welder. This could then lead for the right individual progression into a managerial or technical route.

Things to consider

Training for this post will be based in Shrewsbury 2 days per week.

About the employer

Initially the company supplied leather products to the machine tool and other associated industries.

During the 1950's and 1960's new plastics and other polymer materials were being developed. Renault and his team thought that there was great potential for new products to be introduced utilising these materials. A research and development culture was introduced into the company, which enabled them to utilise these materials to introduce new products with far superior properties. This culture continues to this day.

In the 1970's the company identified further opportunities for steel products, including telescopic covers for the machine tool industry. A decision was made to diversify into steel products and a major investment programme followed.

Beakbane Ltd is still a private independent company, which enables the management team to take the long term strategic view when considering investment in new processes and equipment.

Today Beakbane Ltd has progressed a long way from its beginnings, although always based in the Kidderminster area. With a worldwide reputation for affordable quality, supported by the latest IT systems, our team of over 120 employees is dedicated to supporting customers across the world with bespoke innovative solutions.


Beakbane Ltd


Stourport Road


DY11 7QT

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by IN-COMM TRAINING ACADEMY SHROPSHIRE LIMITED


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

Level 2 Welding standard will be covered over the period of training. Level 3 Welding can be offered depending on level of experience.

The following modules are covered during the course:

  • Working safely in an Engineering environment
  • Carry out engineering activities efficiently and effectively
  • Using  & Communicating Technical 
  • Preparing & Using manual metal ARC welding equipment
  • Preparing & Using manual TIG and Plasma ARC welding equipment
  • Preparing & Using semi - automatic MIG, MAG and Flux Cored ARC welding equipment

Level 2 Technical Certificate:

  • Principles of Engineering technology
  • Principles of Manufacturing technology
  • Principles of fabrication and welding technology
  • Welding by manual metal arc process
  • Welding by MIG process
  • Welding by TIG process

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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