Apprentice Welder/Fabricator WEC GROUP LIMITED

You will be 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: 15 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,520.00

    £6.50ph

  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday: 8am - 5pm Friday: 8am - 2pm Breaks to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000220241

  • Positions

    15 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties include but not limited to:

  • 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 Plate Welding Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Gain a skill for life
  • Exciting future career opportunities
  • Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level before 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, Logical, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

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.

Employer

WEC GROUP LIMITED

Address

Premier Way

Walker Road

Walker Park

BB1 2JU

Contact

Edd Belshaw

Edd.belshaw@wecl.co.uk

01254773718

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Training

Training provider

WEC GROUP LIMITED

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: 15 Aug 2024