Apprentice Welder/Fabricator WEC GROUP LIMITED

Working towards a Level 3 Plate Welding Apprenticeship developing the next generation of world-class engineers. The role includes learning how to read engineering drawings, working on exciting engineering projects daily, and understanding and learning MIG / TIG welding.

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

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Closing date: 09 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage



  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 7.30am - 4.00pm and Friday 7.30am - 3.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    26 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    20 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Learn how to read engineering drawings
  • Working on exciting engineering projects daily
  • Understanding and learning MIG / TIG welding

The training you will be getting

  • Work towards Level 3 welding standard
  • Gain a skill for life
  • Exciting future career opportunities’
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time employment offer at the end of the apprenticeship
  • Coded welding trained
  • Progression routes available to progress onto higher level qualifications

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

About the employer

WEC Group's in-house Training Academy was founded in 2006 and is one of the only apprenticeship scheme of its type in the UK. The four-year welding/fabrication, CNC machining and technical production engineering apprenticeships provide individuals in Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Liverpool and surrounding areas with an opportunity to gain the relevant skills to carve out a successful career in engineering. Our Academy is one of only a few TWI (The Welding Institute) certified welder training centres in the North West, and our Training and Development Manager is a CSWIP certified welder instructor and examiner which ensures our apprentices are trained to the highest international standards. Apprentices also work on exciting community projects throughout the year with local authorities, charities and residents to develop their skill sets. Recent work has seen apprentices create a 5ft stainless steel statue in tribute to LS Lowry, a replica weathervane which was donated to a local church after the original was damaged in a storm, as well as a research space rocket for Starchaser Industries. Every year we enter our apprentices into a range of awards, and also into the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition as a testament to the world class training they receive. Our welding/fabrication apprentices have won gold medals for three years in a row, as well as silver, bronze and Highly Commended. WEC Group are extremely proud to have been recognised in the UK's Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list in 2014, 2016, and 2017. The National Apprenticeship Service Top 100 List recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices and showcases the breadth of employers who now offer apprenticeships. The Academy also won a range of awards over the past few years, including the BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year in the Liverpool, Cumbria and Lancashire region finals in 2016, 2018 and 2019. We were also awarded the National Highly Commended Award at the National Apprenticeships Awards 2018 and 2019. WEC Group are exceptionally proud to have achieved major national recognition after being crowned with The British Army Award for Large Employer of the Year at the National Apprenticeship Awards in 2020 and the Regional Award in 2022.




Grange Lane



S60 5AE


Edd Belshaw

01254 773718

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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Plate welder

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

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

Apply now

Closing date: 09 Aug 2024