Midland Tank & Ironplate Co Ltd are looking for a to recruit a positive new member to the team. The apprentice will support the business to achieve its goals and growth for the future. Working with metals to create high-strength welds in 2 welding positions, using at least 1 arc welding process.

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Closing date: 30 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday 07:00 - 16:00 and Friday 07:00 - 12:00

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    08 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice will be required to complete the following duties:

  • Working on the shop floor
  • Setting up lasers to cut blanks
  • Transfer materials into the fabrication area
  • Welding components
  • Forming on CNC press brakes

The training you will be getting

  • General Welder- Fabrication Level 2
  • Relevant workplace training
  • Functional skills if necessary

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Possible progression within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Administrative skills, Attention to detail, Communication skills, Customer care skills, Initiative, Logical, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

How will you travel to work? Must be able to travel to the Walsall training centre one day per week

About the employer

MTI was founded in 1915 as Midland Tank and Ironplate with the original purpose of constructing water tanks to fit on camel's backs. Founded as a family business, now into the 4th generation, every family member has poured their heart and soul into ensuring that MTI retains the reputation it has built up in almost 100 years. Our experts at MTI are experienced in dealing with virtually every type of fabrication you can think of, when a customer asks us for a quote; we understand immediately what they're looking for. We offer a broad range of skills including laser cutting, punching, bending, welding and machining - because we offer such a complete service, you can be rest assured that your product will be manufactured to the highest standards at every stage.




241 Heneage Street

B7 4LY

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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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