We are looking to source an exceptional welding apprentice to join our busy team. You will learn how to cut materials using powered tools and thermal processes preparing them for assembly and welding.

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Closing date: 01 May 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 8am - 4.30pm Friday 8am – 1pm

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    01 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Joining Chieftain Engineering as a Plate Welding Apprentice, your role will focus on:

  • Interpret technical information
  • Checking that materials are suitable
  • Prepare materials for welding operations
  • Position the materials to be welded
  • Set up the welding equipment
  • Making the joints to the specified dimensions using appropriate welding techniques
  • Make adjustments to settings as required
  • Visually inspect components
  • Inspect completed components
  • Dress finished weld surfaces
  • Restore the work area

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

Level 3 Plate Welder apprenticeship

End point assessment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time position upon completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English Language or English Literature (Grade 4/C or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Essential

About the employer

Chieftain Fabrications covers a wide variety of engineering services, from pipework fabrications to nuclear ductwork. We provide a flexible, fully integrated service to our customers, delivering bespoke solutions to meet their needs. Our history stretches back 150 years with our main manufacturing facility and headquarters based on Newcastle upon Tyne in the UK. Today, we are an established market leader with a reputation for delivering a quality product. We offer financial stability whilst still being able to provide a flexible fully integrated service to our customers, delivering bespoke solutions to meet their needs. Our aim is always to be responsible and flexible in the delivery of our services. We have gained considerable expertise working within integrated management teams, as well as partnering on major projects to deliver client expectations on time and in accordance with health, safety, environment and quality standards.




Unit 5

Patricia House

Foster Street


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Plate welder

Level 3 (A level)

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