Apprentice welder required to assist with reading and working from technical drawings to fabricate FSE designed systems, using MIG and ARC welding processes to produce bespoke products for each customer.

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Closing date: 08 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Start Time: 8.00am Finish Time: 4.30pm (Friday 3.30pm)

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    13 May 2024

  • Date posted

    19 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Sector/Customer demographic:

CNC machine tool market, manufacturing swarf management systems, filtering coolant and oil from the machined debris as part of a 3-stage filter system


The apprentice would be partnered with a trainer in the department. Each department has a supervisor to oversee the shop floor and then a production assistant manager to oversee the department, and finally the line production manager

Manufacturing process:

  • MIG & Arc welding
  • Reading and working from technical drawings to fabricate FSE designed systems. All FSE systems are bespoke to each customer, the fabrication process is between 5 - 10 days
  • Fabricators work as either an individual or as part of a team to manufacture systems
  • Equipment used - hand tools such as grinders, linishers, and hand drills. Machines such as guillotines, hydraulic folders, rollers, pillar drills and chop saws
  • Material - systems are made using mild steel 2mm - 5mm, laser cuts are provided for the sub-structures
  • H&S - all PPE is provided to carry out the job and each task has been risk assessed and RAMS provided to carry out each task as safe as possible. All members of staff must sign on to the task specific RAMS to perform their role effectively and safely

The training you will be getting

Qualifications: General welder (arc processes) Level 2 apprenticeship standard, including Level 2 Functional Skills in English and maths if required.

The training for this apprenticeship will be delivered over a period of 2 years, with the apprentice required to attend the training centre 1 day a week at In-Comm Training Services in Telford, TF3 3AJ; 1 day per week as part of the training during this time to achieve knowledge, understanding and competence in the following subjects:

  • General and Welding Specific Health and Safety
  • Dimensional and Mechanical Properties of Materials
  • Welding Procedures, Parameters and Symbols
  • Testing and Inspection
  • Welding Defects
  • MIG, MAG and FCAW processes
  • MMA Processes
  • TIG-TAG and PAW Processes

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for a permanent position on completion of apprenticeship for the right candidate.

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, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4-9) Desired

About the employer

Filtration Service Engineering (FSE) is a company at the forefront of the Chip Management and Coolant Filtration Industry. Based in Worcestershire, the company has been designing and manufacturing Chip Management and Coolant Filtration Systems for the Machine Tool Industry for over fifty years. All our systems are designed and fabricated in house at our midlands based factory. FSE’s services embrace design, manufacturing, technical back-up, installation and delivery - the complete solution to all your Chip Management needs. FSE is the first choice of many of the world’s leading Machine Tool suppliers and end users.







DY11 7QP

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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


Sue, Melanie or Alex

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

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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