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Welding Apprentice Level 3 - Automotive Sector SHIFTEC MANUFACTURING LIMITED

This role is for applicants who have already achieved or about to achieve their Level 2 Welding qualification, through an apprenticeship. Manual MIG welding (steel mostly), reading and interpreting engineering drawings, check and inspect equipment and work pieces.

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Closing date: 16 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.45am - 4.15pm. Friday 7.45am - 1.15pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    20 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This role is for those aged 18+ (insurance purposes) who have already completed or about to complete a Level 2 Welding apprenticeship.

Duties to include:

  • Manual MIG welding (steel welding mostly)
  • Reading & interpreting engineering drawings and instructions
  • Ability to check and inspect equipment and work pieces
  • Working at an efficient rate and tempo

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

The candidate should possess the prior ability to MIG weld, and ideally, already have in their possession a Level 2 Welding qualification, through an apprenticeship programme.

Personal qualities

  • Attention to detail
  • Team player
  • Physical dexterity and stamina
  • Punctual
  • Polite and personable

Desired qualifications

As well as a Level 2 qualification in welding, the candidate should already possess GCSE (or equivalent) grade 4 / C and above in maths and English Language.

Future prospects

A permanent job role as part of the Shiftec team and future progression within the company will be offered to the right candidate.

Things to consider

Training will be delivered at In-Comm Training & Business Services WS9 8UG - please ensure you are able to travel here.

About the employer

One of the leading UK based manufacturers and suppliers of quality pressings, modular and welded assemblies, sports car and light vehicle chassis. With main customers in the automotive and off-highway/off-road sectors, clients also cover other industries such as motorsport, niche vehicles, household fittings, leisure, and others. The business has one of the largest medium/heavy press capabilities in the UK, as well as light press facilities. Press support processes include sheet metal working, robotic assembly, fabrication, painting, laser cutting and CNC folding. The company is centrally located in Willenhall in the West Midlands and prides itself in quick response, flexible service and on-time deliveries.




Neachells Lane


WV13 3SN

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by In-Comm Training Services Ltd


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

All learners will complete off the job training for this apprenticeship standard: NVQ Level 3 Plate Welder

Dependent upon prior qualifications learners may also need to complete Functional Skills in English and Maths at Level 2. For the off the job training element, it is compulsory that learners attend centre to achieve knowledge, understanding and competence in the following subjects:

  • General & Welding Specific Health & Safety
  • Dimensional & Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Welding Procedures, Parameters & Symbols
  • Testing & Inspection
  • Welding Defects
  • MIG, MAG and FCAW processes
  • MMA Processes
  • TIG-TAG and PAW Processes

Apprenticeship standard

Plate welder

Level 3 (A level)

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