Apprentice General Welder FAULKNER GATES LTD

Faulkner Gates Ltd are looking to recruit a Level 2 General Welder Apprentice to join their team and develop within the organisation. The Apprentice will be trained in all aspects of general welding as well as gaining extensive knowledge of engineering materials and standards used at Faulkner Gates Ltd.

Sign in to apply

Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday: 08:00 – 16:00 with 1 hour lunch break (30 minute paid and 30 minutes unpaid).

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

At Faulkner Gates Ltd. you will be working as part of the team, working to complete the requirements of the General Welder Standard. To ensure you gain the experience you will:

  • Learn techniques of MIG welding in a workshop environment
  • Learn how to read drawings and measurements
  • Learn safe use of automated fabrication equipment including saws, punches, etc
  • Complete tasks that include cutting and shaping steel using a variety of tools
  • Be shown the skills required to complete jobs in a safe and professional manner and adhering to safe systems of work
  • Learn manufacturing techniques used in the production of railings, balconies and structural steels

The training you will be getting

The Apprentice will undertake a Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard programme. This will include a full-time period of practical workshop based ‘off-the-job’ training at SETA’s Apprenticeship Centre in Southampton.

You will also undertake knowledge understanding in your chosen area of discipline.

After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills; ultimately leading to your End Point Assessment.

To achieve full certification SETA will make regular visits during your time in the workplace to ensure you are developing all the required skills within the Standard, including the specified behaviours and checking your theory knowledge via professional discussions.

All training culminates in your EPA, these final tests are administered by an independent assessment organisation and take place in the last three months of the Apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression depends on the individual's attitude to work, those that want to progress can achieve the role of a fabricator welder.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

Be confident that you can travel to and from SETA training facility in Millbrook, Southampton and when the time comes, be able to travel to and from the workplace. Due to space constraints, parking at SETA is not guaranteed for apprentices who drive, instead you will be required to park on local streets.

About the employer

We manufacture, supply and install metal gates, balconies, staircases, railings and more, for both domestic and commercial properties. We are a family run business that has more than 40 years of experience in the steelwork industry.







SO40 9DY


Faulkner Gates Ltd


You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


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


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

Before you apply

Before you apply for an apprenticeship you must first create an account. If you already have an account you'll need to sign in.