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TIG Welding Apprenticeship - Level 2 Engineering Operative WARRELL RICHARDS LIMITED

Here at Warrell Richards Ltd we make toolboxes for commercial vehicles, You will have the pride in seeing your work on the road on the side of many well known truck fleets. Your duties will include some/all of the following.... TIG welding Tacking Sheet metal work Quality control CAD

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

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

    Monday - Friday 8am to 5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • With a focus on business improvement techniques, apprentices will be required to prepare, control, contribute to and complete manufacturing operations, and follow manufacturing processes and standard operating procedures
  • Responsible for maintaining Health and Safety requirements at all times e.g. wearing correct Personal Protective Equipment correct use of equipment and tooling, safe stopping and resetting of machinery, maintain an organised work area
  • You will be required to contribute, develop and support improvement in the manufacturing operation using continuous improvement methods
  • You will be responsible for carrying out quality checks throughout the manufacturing operations to ensure quality is built in and that any defects or concerns are highlighted and dealt with in line with relevant quality standards
  • Working along side a mentor to study, learn and develop skill around the machinery used during the fabrication process, including cutting, measuring, notching and folding sheet metal
  • TIG welding - Work alongside a mentor and eventually be able to weld together toolboxes made from aluminium and stainless steel, learn to create a product from sections and see the product become a whole piece taking pride in your work
  • Tacking - squaring up sections of locker boxes, getting them ready for the next stage, learning how the first part of the process is completed and what is required to get the best from your welding during the next stages
  • CAD (Depending on the candidate but not essential) - We have a CNC plasma cutting machine that are happy for you to train on alongside a mentor and as a manufacturer we are always willing to develop new products and ideas allowing you to work at creating new innovations

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

Level 2 Engineering Operative standard, functional skills in maths and English if required.

Development of knowledge skills and behaviours required to complete the engineering operative standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Once the apprenticeship has been completed, we will be looking at taking the candidate on full-time.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Patience, Punctuality


GCSE or equivalent x5 to include English Maths and Science (Grade Grade D/4 Or above) Desired

About the employer

We are a family business in Kent that specialise in making Aluminium & Stainless toolboxes for commercial vehicles.




Hook Green Farm

Hook Green Road, Southfleet


DA13 9ND


Samantha Warrell

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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