An excellent opportunity working for an established metal fabrication and welding company in our busy workshop based at Rotherwas Industrial Estate, Hereford
Closing date: 01 Apr 2024
Occasional overtime available (in line with working time regulations)
Total hours per week: 39
Possible start date
02 Sep 2024
19 Jan 2024
Level 3 (A level)
What you will do in your working day
You will be working with the rest of our team in our workshop and occasionally on site at our client’s premises.
You will experience a varied workload ranging from fabricating small items such as brackets to larger structural steel items such as platforms. Many of the items we fabricate for our customers are bespoke which include the following to name a few:
Tanks, pipework, handrailing, staircases and platforms, security shutters, gates and balustrades.
- You will be trained to learn how to operate workshop machinery under supervision including our new CNC True Hole Plasma cutting machine. Other equipment you will gain experience in operating under supervision are: powder coating and shot blasting plant, lathes, tube and pipe bending, powered rollers and press brake.
- You will occasionally be required to attend site to carry out general line maintenance for the bottling industry and installations on construction sites.
The training you will be getting
Formal training is delivered at HWGTA, located in Hereford (HR4 9SX):
Year 1 includes 26-42 weeks off the job training to cover practical and theory aspects
Year 2 would include 1 day per week to complete EAL Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering - Development Knowledge
Years 2,3&4 will be based in company developing skills in preparation for the end point assessment to gain your Fabricator/Welder Level 3 qualification.
You will receive monthly visits from your assigned Learning and Development Specialist, who will set you work, monitor your development and wellbeing, and discuss training sessions. They will also prepare you for your End Point Assessment.
Additional training for functional skills in English and Maths will be undertaken if needed.
There is also a five-day teambuilding residential trip that is held in the spring of each year offered to all apprentices on programme.
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
There will be internal opportunities with this role to gain further qualifications e.g. CSCS (Construction Skills Certificate Scheme), IPAF, Confined Space, Welding Coding, Forklift Training
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
HEREFORDSHIRE AND WORCESTERSHIRE GROUP TRAINING ASSOCIATION LIMITED
Adjustments for experience
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Level 3 (A level)
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications