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Apprentice Plate Welder Wec Group Limited

Established for over 40 years and now one of the North West’s leading Engineering companies, WEC is looking to recruit enthusiastic Welder/Fabricator Apprentices to join our busy and expanding team based in Blackburn, Lancashire.

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

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Closing date: 26 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    27 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    18 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Gain a wide and varied understanding of welding and fabrication
  • Work on exciting engineering projects
  • Using different welding techniques
  • Work towards Level 3 welding standard

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Good work ethic
  • Motivated
  • You must have a clear interest in becoming a welder/fabricator
  • You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm for the role
  • You must work well under pressure and take instructions well
  • Physically fit
  • Good attention to detail

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs at grades C/4 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English are needed

Future prospects

  • Permanent role within the company upon completion

About the employer

With over 950 staff across Lancashire, Merseyside, Yorkshire, Lanarkshire, and the West Midlands, WEC Group comprises of 15 manufacturing companies specialising in individual areas of engineering & fabrication.

Spanning across 600,000 sq. ft. of manufacturing floorspace, WEC Group is well placed to meet any engineering requirement and provides services across a broad range of industries such as Nuclear, Aerospace, Oil & Gas, Defence, Rail and Marine.

Established for over 40 years, we have grown from a small welding & fabrication shop operating from a makeshift shed in Darwen, Lancashire to one of the largest contract manufacturing companies in Europe - supplying OEMs and small businesses alike.

WEC Group operates within ISO 9001:2015 requirements, is AS/EN 9100 Aerospace Accredited for CNC Machining, works to ASME 8 Coded Welding Standards and has achieved full compliance with BS/EN 1090-1 Structural Steel CE Marking - demonstrating our ability to consistently deliver high quality products conforming to customer demands and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements. This endorses our commitment to the quality of our work, products, systems, procedures, and service.

Apprenticeships are at the heart of our continued growth and success and the WEC Group Training Academy is the only one of its kind in the UK. A member of The AWFTE - (Association of Welding & Fabrication Training & Education) and a TWI (The Welding Institute) certified welder training centre, our internal Apprentice Training Academy provide individuals with the skills and qualifications required to carve out a career in Engineering.


Wec Group Limited


Britannia House

Junction Street



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Burnley College


Jess Parkinson 01282 733005

Level 3 Plate Welder Apprenticeship Standard:

  • We are looking to recruit a number of Welding Apprentices to join our team at our brand new state of the art training academy in Blackburn, Lancashire. Our award-winning apprenticeships offer long term career opportunities, a Level 3 qualification and coded welder training

Apprenticeship standard

Plate welder

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 26 Jul 2022