An exciting opportunity to work within a family run business as an Apprentice Mig Welder. In this role you will work with mild steel and use welding techniques to produce fabrications for the rail and construction industries.

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Closing date: 28 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    This position will be at Hickman & Love’s Fountain Lane site. After an initial settling in period, there will be a wage review.

    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

    Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.15pm (30-minute unpaid lunch) Friday 7.30am - 12.00noon

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Mig Welder some of your duties will include:

  • Setting out materials to be cut or joined
  • Following engineering instructions and drawings
  • Loading components into jig, keeping the area as clean as possible
  • Engaging visor and applying weld as per instructions
  • Flattening clips as required, as per instructions
  • Freeing assembly from jig using the appropriate tools
  • Stacking assemblies neatly
  • Banding assemblies using the appropriate equipment
  • To move complete assemblies using lifting equipment and appropriate manual handling techniques

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

Level 2 Engineering Operative:

  • One day at Dudley college  
  • 4 days in the workplace with an Employer

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the possibility of a full-time position. This is at the discretion of the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Reliable, Self-motivated


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

Things to consider

Knowledge of Engineering drawings/Experience of welding would be helpful but not essential. .

About the employer

THE APPRENTICESHIP WORKS LTD is acting as an Apprentice Training Agency (ATA) and will engage you for the duration of the Apprenticeship and pay your salary. You should be aware that the company/business named in this vacancy is a host employer and you will not be employed by them.The safe recruitment of staff at The Apprenticeship Works, is the first step to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children in education and vulnerable adults, this is to help deter, reject, or identify people who might put our learners at risk and are otherwise unsuited to working with them. Hickman & Love is a specialist manufacturer and supplier of steel reinforcement products throughout the UK and Ireland. Established 80 years ago we are a respected and trusted name in the concrete industry. Our highly trained staff are experienced and skilled in the latest welding and steel fabrication techniques. Equipped with modern manufacturing equipment and a robust infrastructure; Hickman & Love have the best products to support specific fabrication of steel reinforced products, ideal for industrial customers.




Hickman and Love Limited

Budden Road


WV14 8JZ


Bev Morris


0121 544 6455

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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