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To undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding leading to a nationally recognised qualification and accreditation. This will involve ‘day release’ training at Chesterfield College. You will Work under close supervision commensurate with ‘on the job’ training within the Company.

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Closing date: 16 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Mon - Thurs 07:00-16:00 Fri 07:00 - 13:00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under supervision, carry out such tasks and duties that are calculated to contribute to the requisite levels of performance and competence. These will include:

  • Welding, fabrication and sheet metalwork, including shearing, folding etc,
  • Measurement and inspection techniques
  • Machining tasks
  • Fitting and assembly skills including the use of hand tools and marking out
  • Training in the use of Computer Aided Design (CAD) and other proprietary software
  • Assist other personnel as may be required for the purpose of supporting them in the completion of either their or your work activities
  • Comply with all reasonable Management instructions and with all the rules and regulations laid down by the Company
  • Maintenance of equipment and tools required for your job to a standard which ensures that they are always available, in good working order, safe to use and report any repairs or maintenance required
  • Maintain quality standards of work in progress e.g. checking measurements, checking materials, checking work against drawings etc and raising any in-process quality issues with your supervisor
  • Correct completion of all administrative tasks, such as time sheets, work sheets etc
  • Notifying your supervisor/ office when you are aware that consumables need re-ordering in order to maintain continuity of processes
  • Leaving all work areas safe, clean and tidy
  • Awareness of and reporting any health & safety issues within the workshop
  • Report any accidents, incidents or near misses
  • To follow Company policy and guidelines on Quality, Health, Safety and Environmental issues
  • To actively seek to make improvements in the work method
  • To participate in such activities and training as the company deems necessary

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence. You will be expected to work towards the General Welder Level 2  Apprenticeship Standard, with support from your employer and the Chesterfield College Group.
As part of your apprenticeship, and dependent on your prior attainment, you may be required to complete maths and English Functional Skills which is an integral part of your apprenticeship. Upon successful completion you will be awarded additional certificates of recognition for these qualifications

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential of workshop foreman or management for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or Above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or Above) Essential

Things to consider

Heavy lifting involved. Working away on-site occasional days.

About the employer

Focusing on quality and continuous improvements in both our machinery and services, we are sub-contractors working to our Customer’s designs or assisting with the design and development of their requirements . We can work from the most basic concepts or replicate broken or obsolete parts. Our objective is to give the best service, manufacturing the finished items to specification and on time.







DE55 4LS

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Training provider



Rebecca Worth

01246 500500

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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