Apprentice TIG Welder/Fabricator A S SCIENTIFIC PRODUCTS LTD

Your time will prioritise practising your TIG welding prior to being put in for a coded welding test when you reach the required skill level, this will allow you to work on a number of our jobs. During this time you will be trained to use workshop equipment, Guillotine/Rollers/Folding Machine, Saws/Grinders. In time you will work on customer sites.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37 hours per week 7.30am – 4pm Hours will vary when at college Days TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    16 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Patience to learn TIG Welding
  • Good eye for detail
  • Good Time Keeping
  • Work in a team
  • Work by yourself
  • Set targets for yourself
  • Ability to learn
  • Use of hand tools
  • Use machinery
  • Willingness to work on other projects away from welding/fabrication
  • Ability to listen to instructions
  • Follow company H&S rules
  • Help with cleaning when required
  • Wrapping SIVL  (Basically Insulating our vacuum insulated pipelines)

The training you will be getting

The role covers a wide range of common and job-specific skill sets that can be transferred across the manufacturing engineering industry sectors during apprentices’ future careers. Dependent on the sector
that they are employed in, there may be subtle differences in terms of composition and application of the job role specific skills and knowledge they will require, however the core skills and knowledge will be the same regardless of the sector/area they work in.

• 13 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model
• Work-based training with your employer
• Day release during term time (approximately 3 days a week for 1 year)
• Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
• Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
• Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included
• Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
• Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills)
• Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Knowledge)
• Level 2 Engineering Operative Apprenticeship

End Point Assessment:
• Practical assessment
• Professional discussion

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

To complete a Level 3 Metal Fabricator Apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade A*- C / 9 - 4) Essential

Things to consider

Good communication skills, ability to work as part of a team with a key focus on health & safety. Please apply as soon as possible for this role. Should the right candidate be found prior to the closing date, then the vacancy may be closed early. Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session: Any new person applying for apprenticeship roles where Abingdon and Witney College deliver the training will be required to attend an Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session at Witney or Abingdon campus.  This will consist of a series of initial assessments (required prior to any apprenticeship offer), completion of essential paperwork, the opportunity to find out more about the apprenticeship process, the training included, and a forum for your questions.  As a new Apprenticeship applicant you will only have to undergo this process once. If you would like to talk to us about the assessments or if you would need any extra support to attend the Apprenticeship Assessment and Information Session please call us on 01235 216216.       Qualification checks: By applying for this vacancy you are giving Abingdon and Witney College permission to undertake a Learner Record Service check on your previous qualifications. We make every effort to ensure that applicants from non-traditional academic backgrounds or those who may not have the formal GCSE entry requirements can access apprenticeships where possible.     The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £6.40 per hour from April 2024. This applies to 16 - 18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over during the first year of their apprenticeship. After this, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

A S Scientific Products Ltd. is one of the world's major suppliers of high specification, low temperature engineering equipment. For us no project is too large or too small. We work closely with customers ranging from the country's largest users of liquefied gases, to the smallest research laboratories. Our reputation is international. We offer complete support, from concept design through to final construction and commissioning. You will have unlimited access to the substantial experience and resources of our Cryogenic, Vacuum Pipeline Systems (SIVL), Industrial Cryogenics and Precision Machined and Fabricated Components divisions.






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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

Engineering operative

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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