Apprentice Welder/Fabricator W.H. DAVIS LIMITED

Are you looking to start a career in Engineering? Do you want to take your skills to the next level with the help of an excellent employer? WH Davis are looking for someone to develop suitable skills to work with their existing in-house Welding/Fabrication team based at Mansfield.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed regularly upon performance.

  • Working week

    Monday-Thursday 07:15-16:00, Friday 07:15-15:00

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    30 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As an Apprentice Welder/Fabricator, you'll be initially responsible for the following (but not limited to):

  • ·        Manufacture and repair of railway wagons and other specialist products
  • ·        Perform welding/plating activities
  • ·        Working to quality standards required for the components
  • ·        Welding joints in accordance with approved welding procedures and quality requirements (TIG, MIG)
  • ·        Using a variety of equipment to shape, form and cut metal materials
  • ·        Undertaking final inspections of finished components
  • ·        Maintaining a clean, organised and productive work area
  • ·        Ensure production timings are met/exceeded
  • ·        Ensure correct marking up of component parts
  • ·        Produce jigs for use in production runs
  • ·        Comply to relevant environmental and safety standards


You’ll develop your skills alongside time-served WH Davis employees who are eager to pass on their knowledge, learning a variety of duties and supporting the whole business. You’ll be taught and mentored to achieve your full potential and create the foundation of a career.  


If you are committed and ready to take your first step into a career, then please apply now! This apprenticeship and opportunity will be highly competitive, so don’t miss your chance!

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

The successful candidates will continue their studies with apprenticeship specialists, RNN Group at their North Notts (Worksop) Campus on a day release format, giving you the training and support you need to become an all-rounded and successful Welder/Fabricator.

The Apprentice Standard you will be studying is Plate Welder – Level 3.

Functional skills if required.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further industry appropriate training.

A lifelong career in the industry with WH Davis Ltd.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Willingness to learn, Practical ability with hand, Can-do attitude


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

Things to consider

This is a successful company with a great reputation that work to a tight schedule. They are looking for someone who can get there every morning punctually (consider the company location), listen/learn and use their own initiative to quickly become a valued and productive member of the team.

About the employer

WH Davis is the leading provider of wagon design and manufacture services for the UK rail freight industry. With roots firmly established in the rail sector for well over a century, they continue to set an ever-increasing standard, advancing the capabilities of their customers through leading expertise, innovation and exceptional engineering.




Langwith Road Langwith Junction



NG20 9SA

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Training provider




01909 504777

Apprenticeship standard

Plate welder

Level 3 (A level)

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