Apprentice Engineering Fitter PUDSEY DIAMOND ENGINEERING LTD

We are looking to recruit a keen Apprentice to join our busy manufacturing team. The candidate will learn the skills to become a qualified Welder and to participate in the smooth running of the manufacturing organisation. Duties will include Reading technical drawings, Marking out, Fabrication, Cutting.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Apprentices 19 years or over in the second year of their apprenticeship will be paid National Minimum wage for age

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, 08:00 - 16:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    08 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Repoprting to a Team Leader under the control of The Production Manager, the position will require the candidate to be actively involved within the day-to-day running of the factory, assisting and shadowing of tradespersons as required and undertaking small projects to facilitate the passing of the Welding Standard

This will involve:

  • Reading technical drawings
  • Marking out
  • Fabrication
  • Cutting
  • Working to agreed requirements

The training you will be getting

  • You will attend Andover college on a day release basis starting in July 2024
  • The qualification you will get at the end of the apprenticeship is a L2 General Welder Standard

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Pudsey Diamond Engineering believe in training employees and the Apprenticeship will give the best combination of teaching and work in real factory environment.
  • Progression in the organisation is based on merit and is dependent on the demonstrated achievement and commitment of the individual.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Evidence of practical hobbies, An interest in engineering, Mature attitude towards H&S


GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 4 (C) or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade 4 (C) or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Science Subject (Grade Grade 4 (C) or above) Desired

Things to consider

The work can occasionally be physically demanding, but never unsafe as we take pride in our H&S as well as our quality record. All employees, including trainees are required to undertake specific H&S and Quality Awareness relevant to the jobs and are expected to take responsibility for their own work and workspace, and preventing any risks.

About the employer

Pudsey Diamond is a manufacturing organisation and since 1982, has been supplying local authority lighting engineers and contractors throughout the UK with street lighting and furniture, spares, accessories and hardware to maintain and improve their lighting stock and the environment. Computerized design, manufacturing and control have allowed us to maximize our versatility. We pride ourselves in being able to give expert advise and backup to lighting engineers, buyers and contractors.







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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


Karen Jackson

01962 797452

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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