Apprentice Fitter/Welder PVSL LIMITED

An exciting opportunity to join the team at PVSL as a trainee welder, undertaking stainless steel pipe and stainless steel frame fabrications in the workshop and installations around the UK for the food and drink industry.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 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 - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    09 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Under the supervision of our workshop foreman, the candidate will learn how to:

  • Cut
  • Tig weld
  • Fabricate stainless steel frames & pipework for the food and drink industry
  • Bolt together and fit liquid process components such as pumps/ valves and control instruments to pipework and vessels
  • Our apprentice will learn how to roll, weld & fabricate stainless steel sheets to form cylindrical tanks & other folded parts
  • Under the supervision of the foreman to attend sites to carry out general servicing & installations on site throughout the UK

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

  • Completion of Engineering Operative level 2 standard, (pathway Fabrication and Welding).
  • Diploma in engineering operations (skills) level 2
  • Certificate or Diploma in engineering operations (knowledge) level 2
  • Functional skills maths and English if required
  • Working with qualified staff on-site, with guidance from a subject specific Assessor and college training
  • End Point Assessment
  • One day per week college day release at Dudley College, Advance II, DY1 4AD

Further on-site training will also be provided:

  • Fork lift truck training
  • Abrasive wheel training
  • Confined space training
  • IPAF training
  • Ladders & step ladders
  • CSCS

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

For the right candidate PVSL will encourage additional qualifications as long as it benefits the company as well as the candidate.

There will be an opportunity in the future to progress to a workshop or site foreman or even project management within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Initiative, Basic knowledge of engineering, Enthusiasm, Work to a high standard, Ability to work independently, Ability to work to deadlines


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

Things to consider

PVSL is a small company and are project driven so the candidate should be flexible and willing to work additional hours when required to help complete workshop deadlines and prearranged shutdowns to carry out installations on site which may involve some weekends from time to time. It is a requirement that the candidate either has a driving license or is in the process of taking driving lessons with a view of passing the driving test relativity quickly.

About the employer

Process engineering company supplying bespoke engineering solutions for the food , drink ,chemical & dairy industry. most of the materials we work with are stainless steel and all parts & welds which come into contact with the product have to be to a hygienic standard. we are a small business that values every member of staff and rewards them for there hard work and commitment to the business. Being a small business it requires that every employee helps and depends on each other to complete the projects in front of us which may involve carrying out tasks that are not part of there everyday role. This is very exciting and challenging as every day can be completely different from the next which helps us all gain critical experience within the industry to progress our careers long term. We see PVSL continuing to supply engineering solutions for the foreseeable future and keep building good longterm relationships with our clients, suppliers and employees to ensure we all have a safe & happy and rewarding working environment which we hope extends to our every day life at home.




Unit B3, The Wallows Industrial Estate, Fens Pool Avenue

Brierley Hill


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Training provider



Claire Harper

01384 363107

Apprenticeship standard

Engineering operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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