Apprentice Welder/Fabricator GWH FABRICATIONS LIMITED

Are you looking to start a career in Engineering? GWH Fabrications Ltd are looking for individuals to develop suitable skills to work with their existing in-house Welding/Fabrication team. They’d be based at their workshop in Retford and assist with the manufacturing of bespoke products.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be reviewed regularly upon performance.

  • Working week

    Monday-Friday 06:00 – 14:15

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Aug 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This is a fantastic opportunity to develop an in-demand trade with a well-established business. GWH are looking for highly motivated individuals to join their company and help lead the way within this thriving industry. Alongside your college day release, they will teach you the skills you need and encourage you to grow into a qualified Welder/Fabricator.

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

  • Manufacture and repair of access platforms, structural steelwork etc
  • 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

You’ll develop your skills alongside other 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. GWH understand the apprenticeship process and what’s required to succeed.

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 Level 2 Engineering Operative – Fab/Weld which offers a Level 2 Certificate or Diploma in Engineering Operations.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Further industry appropriate training.

A lifelong career in the industry with GWH Fabrications Ltd.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Initiative, Practical ability, Attention to accuracy, Work under pressure


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

Things to consider

This is a tightly run 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

GWH Fabrications Limited is a family run business based in Retford, Nottinghamshire. They specialise in the design, manufacture and installation of access platforms, walkways, structural steelwork, hand-railing, ladders, handrails, street furniture and much more. GWH prides itself on exceptional service from beginning to end. They are extremely proud of their organisation and the continuously growing team. Their staff are the most valuable asset to the company, helping to achieve ongoing success, growth and profitability.







DN22 7NN

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Training provider




01909 504777

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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