Production Welding Apprentice x 4 RITTAL-C S M LIMITED

Rittal is the world’s largest manufacturer of enclosures for the electrical, electronic and IT markets. We have numerous exciting opportunities for anyone wishing to kick-start their career with an apprenticeship in Welding. Studying at City College Plymouth, you will earn while you learn and become a valued member of the workforce in the process. Duties will include preparing, checking and protecting materials and work area ready for welding.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The hourly rate for this apprenticeship is £7.62.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 7am - 3pm

    Total hours per week: 37.92

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day-to-day tasks for this role will consist of:

  • MIG/TIG, spot and Injection welding of all aspects of structural steel
  • Using Automated and Robotic Welding systems
  • Position, preparing and checking the welding equipment
  • Preparing, checking and protecting materials and work area ready for welding
  • Completing and checking the finished weld ready for inspection
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above.

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

You will be working toward achieving a Level 2 General Welder apprenticeship standard.

You will attend City College Plymouth one day a week, and your training will be shared between the College and the employer.

During the apprenticeship, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the common electric welding processes, joint types (fillet, lap, butt, etc.) and positions
  • Understand the major components of welding equipment and the essential parameters for welding
  • Understand the terminology, operation and controls for the selected welding processes, joint types and welding positions
  • Identify and understand the causes of typical welding defects and how their occurrence can be reduced, for the materials and welding processes selected
  • Understand and identify hazards and basic health, safety and quality requirements when welding
  • Know how to interpret and work to a welding procedure specification
  • Know the basics of welding quality documents and reporting systems

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The potential for permanent employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.

There will also be an opportunity to continue your learning by progressing onto a level 3 or 4 apprenticeships afterwards.  

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Initiative


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

Things to consider

These roles are located in Roborough, candidates will need to consider how they will travel to the workplace.

About the employer

Rittal is the world’s largest manufacturer of enclosures for the electrical, electronic and IT markets. With dedicated, highly motivated and skilled staff the Company has achieved market dominance through a commitment to providing its customers with excellence in every respect. Rittal-CSM Ltd hold the prestigious Investors in People Silver award and are committed to the training and development of all their staff. As such this is an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to build a long-term career with a Global Company.




Broadley Industrial Park




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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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