Altrad Babcock Limited Welding Apprenticeship Altrad Babcock Limited

Altrad Babcock are specialists in the delivery of upgrade services to the nuclear, oil and gas, petrochemical and process sectors. The role of a welder is found in a wide range of sectors where piping systems are used for fluid transport and pressure containment. You will have the opportunity to learn from world-class engineers.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    NMW for apprentices will be paid whilst in the Tipton Training Centre. During deployment to site the NAECI basic apprenticeship rates apply: 1st year onsite rate £7.40ph, 2nd year £9.58ph, 3rd year £12.41ph, 4th year £14.94ph

    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 to Thursday 8am to 4.30pm, Friday 8am to 2.30pm Total hours per week: 38

    Total hours per week: 38.0

  • Expected duration

    4 Years

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    15 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Off- the-Job - Completing both practical training in a real working environment and gaining underpinning knowledge through classroom activities in our training centre in Tipton

On-the-Job - Working on an operational site in the UK alongside a qualified craft person applying the skills and knowledge gained in the training centre.

The broad purpose of this role is to manually weld tubes and pipes to high standards of quality and integrity using a minimum of two manual arc welding processes: Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) and Manual Metal Arc (MMA)

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

Your training will consist of:

  • Health & Safety
  • Interpreting drawings, technical specifications & inspection criteria to establish weld process controls
  • Understand material specifications, grades, dimensions and thicknesses
  • Inspect weld preparations, align and position pipe and recognise non conformities such as ovality and bore mismatch
  • Set up, check, and maintain equipment prior and during the welding process
  • Monitor productivity and quality
  • Submit quality documents

    Successful completion of the 4 year programme delivers a professional qualification recognised by the Welding Institute.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On the completion of the apprenticeship programme you will become a qualified Welder based on one of our operational sites in the UK applying the skills and knowledge you have gained during your apprenticeship.  If you wish to continue your development there will be opportunities to advance into a managerial role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade 4 or Grade C) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade Grade 4 or Grade C) Essential

Things to consider

You need to be willing to travel and work away from home. You will spend the first 7 months of the apprenticeship in Tipton in the West Midlands and move on to an operational site in the UK, which may or may not be close to your home.

About the employer

Altrad Babcock is a specialist in the delivery of engineering, aftermarket and upgrade services to the nuclear, oil and gas, petrochemical and process sectors. With a focus on the delivery of low-carbon technologies and an industry-leading project management capability, the company builds, maintains and extends the life of customer assets worldwide.


Altrad Babcock Limited


Altrad Babcock Limited

P.O. Box 8, Birmingham New Road




Jon Davies


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Pipe welder

Level 3 (A level)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 31 Jul 2023