Apprentice Welder WEC GROUP LIMITED

We are looking to recruit several Welder/Fabricator Apprentices to join our team at our brand-new state of the art Engineering academy in Coventry. Our award-winning apprenticeships offer long term career opportunities, a competitive starting salary well above national minimum Apprentice rate, a level 2 qualification and coded welder training.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon - Thur, 07:30 - 16:00. Friday 07:30 - 15.00.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • A wide and varied understanding of welding and fabrication
  • Learn how to read engineering drawings
  • Work on exciting engineering projects
  • Work towards Level 2 welding standard
  • Gain a skill for life
  • Exciting future career opportunities
  • Become a professional coded welder

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Technical Diploma in Manufacturing Engineering
(Developmental Technical Knowledge)

This knowledge qualification is designed to give apprentices the theoretical and underpinning knowledge required to support them in their workplace, the qualification is delivered at one of our centres and is classroom based, theory delivery by one of our industry experts.

Year 1 - September – July

  • Unit 201 - Working in Engineering
  • Unit 202 - Principles of engineering technology
  • Unit 255 - Principles of fabrication and welding technology
  • Unit 214 - Welding by MIG process
  • Unit 215 - Welding by TIG process
  • Unit 217 - Fabrication sheet metal work
  • 3 x Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations (skills) as outlined below

Performing engineering operations will be delivered at one of the centres during the first year of the apprenticeship. These are designed to embed the foundation practical skills that apprentices will need to support them in their workplace activities.

Year 1 - September – July

  • QPEO2 - 022 Producing sheet metal components
  • QPEO2 - 028 Preparing and using manual TIG
  • QPEO2 - 029 Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG, and Flux cored arc welding equipment

Year 2

  • Working in company towards end point assessment, additional classes to support this preparation.
  • End Point Assessment

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full time job at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4 (C) or above) Essential

About the employer

WEC Group, established for over 40 years and one of the North West’s leading & multi award winning engineering, fabrication and machining companies, is looking to recruit enthusiastic Welder/Fabricator Apprentices.





Middlemarch Business Park

Siskin Parkway East


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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


Level 2 (GCSE)

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

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