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An exciting opportunity has arisen for a fabrication and welding apprentice to join a highly skilled and experienced team at AET. If you are a practical person, with a methodical and hands on approach to work then this could be the opportunity for you.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    29 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

As a welder you will learn to be fully competent in manual welding using at least one arc process. General Welders are required in a number of sectors for example, the steelwork construction sector, the role covers welding to make high strength joints between two or more parts.

You will learn on the job alongside college and you will work towards the Level 2 Welding Standard. 

Duties would include but not limited to:

  • Welding to produce good quality welds using two welding process and positions
  • Position, prepare and check the welding equipment.
  • Work to health and safety requirements
  • Work to common arc welding processes, joint types (fillet, lap, butt, etc.) and positions
  • Completing welding quality documents and reporting systems.
  • Cutting and bending of wire mesh
  • Spot welding
  • Snipping bar
  • Linishing
  • Grinding
  • Cropping
  • Folding
  • Bending
  • MIG welding
  • Fabrication work
  • Preparing and using MIG/MAG Arc Welding equipment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Adhere to health and safety rules and regulations
  • Excellent communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly
  • Polite
  • Team player
  • Hardworking
  • Reliable
  • Adhere to Health and Safety rules and regulations

Desired qualifications

You must hold a GCSE grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and a grade 3/D or above (or equivalent) in English.

Future prospects

There may be an opportunity to progress into a full-time role for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Physical, demanding role.

About the employer

Founded in 1989, AET is one of the largest and fastest growing subcontract engineering companies in the North of England, with a highly skilled and experienced workforce utilising the very latest technology. Situated in Sheffield, the company operates from a 65,000 square feet manufacturing facility on a 2 ½ acre site.

The organisation’s policy of developing its skills base, in addition to the continued commitment to invest in the latest plant and equipment, allows AET to remain at the forefront of the industry. Whilst retaining the benefits and independence of a family company, a strong management team, committed workforce, and ever-expanding range of facilities gives AET the capability to provide a total quality service.





Holbrook Avenue


S20 3FF

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chesterfield College


Leah Shortt 07790919370

Level 2 Engineering Operative - Fabrication and Welding pathway apprenticeship standard, which includes:

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

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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