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Weldrite Ltd - Welding Apprentice (Level 2) Weldrite Fabrications

The role will require the candidate to work in the field of welding operations. Welders are required to read and interpret welding specifications, establish the correct process to be used, select the correct material and welding equipment, prepare the material for welding and weld together the components in accordance with strict tolerances.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 8am-5pm, Friday 7am - 4pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    52 weeks

  • Possible start date

    04 Apr 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001764567

  • Positions

    2 available

In your role as an Apprentice Welder, you will:

  • Report to the Operations Manager, and support the Welders as required

WELDING OPERATIONS under supervision and following instructions given:

  • Read and interpret drawings and specifications
  • Check dimensions of materials required using appropriate measuring tools
  • Prepare materials and components for welding operations ensuring optimum use of materials to avoid waste
  • Ensure metal is clean of rust, dirt, oil or other contaminants which would include the use of wire brush or angle grinder
  • Align components using callipers, rulers, clampers etc.
  • Weld components together using mainly MIG (Metal Inert Gas) welding equipment
  • Test and inspect welds to discover any flaws and provide opportunity for other parties to inspect to ensure compliance with supplied information
  • Use plant and equipment correctly, in accordance with training and instruction as provided
  • Assist the Welders where technically competent to do so
  • Perform modifications and repairs as required

HEALTH AND SAFETY:

You are required to:

  • Take reasonable care for the Health and Safety of yourself and others who may be affected by your acts or omissions
  • Co-operate with management in complying with the company Health and Safety standards
  • Correctly use all personal protection, safety devices or equipment provided, reporting any defects to management
  • Adhere to work instructions and authorised practices. (Safe Working Procedures)
  • Report any hazards or dangerous incidents to management
  • Report all injuries to a first aider or management
  • Conduct yourself in an orderly fashion when entering or leaving the premises
  • Not to interfere with any safety equipment, guards or interlocks or in anyway put yourself at risk by by-passing safe systems of work
  • Use the correct manual handling techniques when moving cages asking for assistance with heavy items as necessary

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An appreciation of general engineering, however no expert knowledge is required
  • A general understanding of what work as a Welding Technician involves

Personal qualities

  • Demonstrates enthusiasm for developing a career in hands-on engineering
  • Demonstrates the qualities of a team player
  • The ability for creative thinking and problem solving

Desired qualifications

3 or more GCSEs Grade 4/C, equivalent or above, including maths, English Language and Science.

Future prospects

Potential to gain Fabrication experience as well if candidates displays good understanding and work progress.

Things to consider

First Year's wage is £4.30 but will increase to minimum wage for your age or higher in Years 2 and 3. The working environment is a production are that can become noisy and welding fumes occur. Candidates would have to wear suitable PPE which includes an air fed respirator. The job also entails amount of manual handling, for which in house training is provided.


About the employer

We specialise in the production welding of metal pallets & stillages, stainless steel & aluminium welding providing a quality welding service to clients throughout the United Kingdom.

We are able to provide a fast and efficient assembly and delivery service to all our customers across the country. The business is able to offer top quality welding, including design steel work to consumer requirements.

Quality, Efficiency and Price are the core of Weldrite business philosophy, and are applied on a day to day basis to all customers, aiming to ensure complete customer satisfaction. For example for a number of years we have supplied a huge national corporation known as City Link to meet their demands and needs that were expected and to compile with the 3 principals stated above to accomplish with their future growth expansion.

Employer

Weldrite Fabrications

Address

Unit 1

Perry Street Industrial Estate

Bilston

WV14 8RP

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Training

Training provider

EEF Apprentices and Skills

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by EEF LIMITED

Contact

Jenny Stevenson

Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations Level 2 Certificate in Engineering Operations

  • Complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements
  • Working efficiently and effectively in an engineering environment
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Lean/Business Improvement
  • Mechanical maintenance/assemblies
  • General Machining, Fitting and Assembly Applications
  • Bench Fitting Relevant Workplace Training Functional Skills (If required)

Please note that this Intermediate (Level 2) Apprenticeship will last for 12-18 months.

It will involve spending one day per week at MAKE UK's state-of-the-art Training Hub in Aston, and four days per week at the employer's site for the duration of the apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2022