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Welding apprentice (level 2) Fabdec Ltd

Two welding apprentices required to gain knowledge of MIG and TIG welding techniques for fabrication work, linishing, metal finishing and carrying out secondary operations.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.45am to 5.00pm, Fridays 7.45am to 1.00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    08 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The company intends to recruit aspiring learners to gain knowledge of welding techniques for fabrication work including:

  • MIG welding
  • TIG welding
  • Linishing
  • Metal finishing
  • Carrying out secondary operations
  • Grinding - using bench and hand-held grinders

Welding operations are applied to manufacture stainless steel vessels, assembling parts, linishing of welded surfaces. You will produce a range of welded assemblies to include butt welds and fillet welds using both MIG and TIG on thin sheet and plate metal.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Mechanically minded and enthusiastic about manufacturing
  • Previous experience of using hand tools and reading engineering drawings would be advantageous - but not essential
  • Good attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communications
  • Good maths skills
  • Focused
  • Adaptable

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn and complete this training
  • Punctual
  • Reliable
  • Able to absorb information

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade C/4 as a minimum in English and maths

Future prospects

Full time position within the factory, further career development to become a senior fabrication welder.  This could lead to individual progression into a managerial or technical route.

Things to consider

Training will include two days per week at college - at ITAS, based in Shrewsbury.

About the employer

Fabdec offers a comprehensive range of product technologies from milk parlour installations, heat transfer products, high quality hygienic stainless steel vessels which is done through product engineering and their manufacturing facilities.


Fabdec Ltd


Grange Road


SY12 9DG

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Training provider


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


Sue Fisher 01922 457686

This is a level 2 Intermediate Welding Apprenticeship, delivered over 15 months. The successful candidate will be required to attend college 2 days per week as part of the training, which is based at ITAS in Shrewsbury. 

The training will include:

  • NVQ Level 2 in Welding
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate 
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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