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Welding Apprentice WH Davis Ltd

This is a fantastic apprenticeship opportunity to work within an engineering environment specialising in Welding. You will be responsible for joining metal using a variety of techniques, often to form new structures.

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Closing date: 25 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed (will include evenings and weekends).

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    30 Sep 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 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.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Organisational skills
  • Great communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Approachable
  • Team player
  • Willingness to learn and proactive
  • Reliable
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to take instructions

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English are essential for this apprenticeship.

Future prospects

Chesterfield College continues to develop strong relationships with employers, and we encourage any organisation considering recruiting an apprentice to support them to progress onto a higher apprenticeship level or offer full time employment at the end of their apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Physically demanding work
  • Fast paced deadlines

About the employer

W H Davis was originally formed in 1908, initially as a repairer and later as a manufacturer of small wooden bodied mineral wagons. W H Davis is now the last independent freight wagon manufacturer in the UK, with workshops located just off the M1 near Mansfield, Nottinghamshire. In addition to wagons, W H Davis also designs and manufactures all types of bespoke containers and industrial trailers.


WH Davis Ltd


Langwith Road


NG20 9SA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Chesterfield College


Leah Shortt

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards an Intermediate Level 2 Engineering Operative (Fabrication and welding) apprenticeship, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.

The level 2 apprenticeship standard includes:

  • A mixture of face to face and remote visits every 6 - 12 weeks
  • On the job training with a designated mentor
  • Reviews every 6 - 8 weeks with your work-based tutor and line manager/mentor
  • Feedback sessions to discuss progress
  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)
  • Weekly day release to Chesterfield College (two days per week)

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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