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Apprentice Welder Metalcraft Europe Limited

Metalcraft Europe Ltd are looking for a hard-working individual to join their team as their next Fabrication and Welding apprentice. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 25 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 07:00 - 16:00 and Friday, 07:00 - 15:00.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The successful candidate will receive full training in Fabrication and Welding areas and begin a career in a company with a good track record. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

The successful candidate will be trained and work in a role that consists of:

  • Selection of correct materials to be processed
  • Preparation and cutting of materials
  • Following engineering drawings
  • Fabrication tasks as reasonably directed
  • Welding
  • Using manual tools
  • Using precision measuring equipment
  • Applying health and safety practice with PPE at all times
  • To assist a sheet metal worker in fabrication, assembly, installation and repair of equipment, products, and structures in workshop and onsite
  • To learn how to read and follow engineer’s drawings and technical plans
  • Operation of various machinery
  • Basic hand tool operation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Strong communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Punctuality
  • Ability to work responsibly independently and as part of a strong team
  • Physical dexterity

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Progression onto a Level 3 apprenticeship upon completion.

About the employer

Metalcraft has been established for over 30 years and is proficient in the production of all kinds of sheet metal fabrications, from major air movement stainless steel cyclone systems to simple mild steel guards.


Metalcraft Europe Limited


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Leeds City College


Saffron Khan 01535 685118

Level 2 General Welder (Arc Processes) apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

The apprentice will gain both technical knowledge and real practical experience, along with functional and personal skills. These are acquired through a mix of learning in the workplace, formal off-the-job training, and academic study at college.

The apprentice will learn the mechanical properties and weldability of welded materials and will gain an understanding of the common arc welding processes, joint types (fillet, lap, butt, etc.) and positions.

The apprentice will also gain an understanding of the the major components of welding equipment, essential parameters for welding, the terminology, operation and controls for the selected arc welding processes, joint types, and welding positions.

The apprentice will be able to identify and understand the causes of typical welding defects and how their occurrence can be reduced, for the materials and welding processes selected and to also understand the functions of welding consumables and the requirements for correct storage and handling.

The apprentice will be able to identify and select correct welding consumables for each application and understand and identify hazards and basic health, safety, and quality requirements when welding.

The pathways in this apprenticeship are Welding, Sheet, Plate or Structural Steel.

The training will be carried out at our Keighley College campus.

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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