Apprentice Fabricater and General Welder CARBONOMICS LIMITED

Being a successful company in the manufacture of precision engineered blades to a global market and continually growing. This Engineering Operative Apprenticeship opportunity will provide you with a platform to establish a career in manufacturing and learn from skilled engineers within our industry.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 7.00am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working with metals to create high-strength welds in 2 welding positions, using at least 1 arc welding process
  • Fabrication (metal forming)
  • Produce good quality welds using two welding process / material type combinations (TIG, MMA, MIG / MAG, FCAW) and (Carbon and Low Alloy steel, High Alloy Ferritic / Martensitic Steel, Austenitic Stainless Steel, Nickel and Nickel Alloys, Aluminium and Aluminium Alloys) in two welding positions (Downhand, Horizontal, Vertical, Overhead)
  • Position, prepare and check the welding equipment
  • Prepare, check and protect materials and work area ready for welding
  • Complete and check the finished weld ready for inspection and report into the production control system
  • Ensure that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for

The training you will be getting

Qualification: L2 General Welder (ARC Processes) Apprenticeship Standard:


  • Knowledge Test
  • Practical Test and associated oral examination
  • Professional Interview

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Further training will be offered as required for the role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A* - E/9-3/or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

You are able to reach site timely for a 7.00 am start:

About the employer

From a small, humble family business which began life in 1999, re-grinding machine knives in a workshop near Sheffield. We now operate a large manufacturing facility that enables us to supply precision engineered blades to the major food processing and packaging industries, globally. We supply end users with quality replacement blades, and we proudly partner with and supply major packaging machine OEM's that are global leaders in their field, such as ULMA, Harpak-ULMA, Italian Pack (Yang), Packaging Automation and Ishida.







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Training provider


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

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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