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Apprentice Production Welder FORMBEND LTD

This is an opportunity to join the team at Formbend to learn the skills and knowledge needed to become a production welder. We are keen to welcome young talent into the business through development of the successful welding apprentice.

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Closing date: 19 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 - Thursday 7.30am - 4.30pm and Friday 7.30am - 1.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 39.5

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a varied role including:

  • Production welding
  • MIG
  • TIG
  • Brazing

In this role all disciplines will be learnt and developed in the workplace with day release to college supporting your learning.

You will work in a fast paced environment, welding assemblies in jigs/fixtures to set the position of parts.

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

All apprentices undertaking this apprenticeship must achieve:

Mandatory qualifications: 

Diploma in engineering operations (skills).

Ofqual regulated.

Level of qualification: 2

Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge).

Ofqual regulated.

Level of qualification: 2

Apprentices without Level 1 (or equivalent) in English and maths must ensure that apprentices achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 prior to taking the end-point assessment.

End Point Assessment (EPA).

Functional Skills if required.

College attendance is required one day per week at Dudley College Campus, Advance II, Priory Rd, Dudley, DY1 4AD.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further training and development in MIG, TIG, brazing techniques.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Eager to learn, Can do attitude, Welding skill desired


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - D/3 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A - D/3 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Largely repetitive jig welding work.

About the employer

A privately owned company, established in 1966. Specialising in tube manipulation and welded assemblies. Supplying into major companies in automotive, aerospace, yellow goods, white goods, MOD, office furniture, etc. Range of equipment including MIG, TIG welding, robotic welding, CNC tube bending and end forming machines and our own in house toolroom so lots of areas to train in and develop a career in.







B70 0AZ

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Training provider



Julie Perks

01384 363314

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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