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General Welder Apprentice BIRTLEY GROUP LIMITED

The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving. The role of a welder is responsible for welding lighting columns as per production drawings and works orders with strict adherence to quality standard.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,001.60

    £5.77/hour as a minimum rising to NMW for age plus £0.50 for year two

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.30pm (half an hour lunch break)

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000068290

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • The role may involve working independently or as part of a team and will involve developing, implementing, maintaining and improving.
  • The responsibilities of the role are to support and engage with different parts of the organisation and interact with internal or external customers.
  • With a focus on adding value, the role of a welder is responsible for welding lighting columns as per production drawings and works orders with strict adherence to quality standard, through support of functional areas, working across teams and resolving issues as requested.
  • The flexibility and responsiveness required allows the apprentice to develop a wide range of skills.
  • The welder is expected to deliver their responsibilities efficiently and with integrity – showing a positive attitude.
  • The role involves demonstrating strong communication skills (both written and verbal) and adopting a proactive approach to developing skills.

 

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

Level 2 Standard in ARC welding 

External structured learning via the training provider – Level 2

In house, on the job training in all of the systems, procedures and processes

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • To grow with the business, our aim is to successfully train and develop an applicant in all areas of the welding systems, the procedures and the processes which can be utilised in a organisation.
  • The aim is to progress over time.
  • This role will be permanent after the 18-month Welding role, subject to KPI’s and performance.

 


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Be able to follow instructions, Ability to ask questions, Reliable, Keen to learn, Adhere to H & S rules, Excellent interpersonal skills

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

Public transport routes nearby

About the employer

Great opportunity to join the welding department as a General Welder Apprentice Birtley Group is home to four of the UK construction industry’s most trusted names: Birtley, Bowater Doors, Expamet and Expamet Construction. All four brands work side-by-side within the group, each continuing to develop and market its own well established range of products. The overall group structure, allow us to deliver even higher levels of customer service efficiency and market –leading value for money. Our Apprentice Welder role sits within the Birtley Brand Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the areas mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development

Employer

BIRTLEY GROUP LIMITED

Address

Mary Avenue

Birtley

DH3 1JF

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Training

Training provider

CITY OF SUNDERLAND COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)


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