Apprentice Welder



Closes in 23 days (Thursday 15 August)

Posted on 15 May 2024


E Collinson manufacture Silo's and feeding systems for the agricultural industry. In this role you will learn to competently MIG weld and TIG weld components to support the factory assembly team in the building of Silo's and feeding systems. Working with an experienced team you will be supported through your apprenticeship.

Annual wage
£13,312 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Welder (level 2)
Monday - Friday Shifts to be disclosed.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Sunday 1 September


1 Year 6 Months

Positions available



As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Level 2 General Welder Qualification
Relevant training will be provided through Lancaster and Morecambe College in order to complete the programme
Functional Skills may also have to be completed

Where you’ll work







An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation


Your training course

Welder (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Apply health and safety procedures including the use of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Collect and use information - text and data. For example, manufacturer's instructions, manuals, job instructions, drawings and quality control documentation.
  • Prepare welding materials and work area: sourcing, checking and protecting.
  • Prepare welding machines or equipment and safety protection measures, for example, check calibration and maintenance dates, inspection for cable damage.
  • Check and use or operate tools and equipment.
  • Set, modify and monitor welding controls, for example, current, arc voltage, wire feed speed, gas flow rates, polarity, mechanised tractor units.
  • Identify issues and actions required. Escalate issues or concerns.
  • Use manual processes and equipment to remove material before and after welding.
  • Weld using processes, for example, tungsten inert gas (TIG), plasma arc welding (PAW), manual metal arc (MMA), metal inert or metal active gas (MIG or MAG), flux cored arc welding (FCAW), submerged arc welding (SAW), tractor-mounted metal inert or metal active gas (MIG or MAG), tractor-mounted flux cored arc welding (FCAW), tractor-mounted or orbital tungsten inert gas (TIG), tractor-mounted or orbital plasma arc welding (PAW).
  • Adapt welding technique to weld different material groups, for example, carbon steel, low alloy steel (3-7% alloy content), high alloy ferritic or martensitic steel (>7% alloy content), austenitic stainless steel, duplex stainless steels, nickel and nickel alloys, aluminium and aluminium alloys, titanium and titanium alloys, copper and copper alloys.
  • Weld materials in different joint configurations, for example, butt, T-butt, fillet, cladding or buttering.
  • Adapt welding techniques to weld materials in different positions, for example, down-hand, horizontal-vertical, horizontal, vertical-up, vertical-down, overhead, inclined.
  • Identify surface defects.
  • Apply visual inspection, dimensional and alignment checks.
  • Restore the work area on completion of the welding activity, for example, clean equipment and machinery, tidy the work area, return excess resources and consumables.
  • Communicate verbally with others, for example, internal and external customers, colleagues, supervisors and managers.
  • Follow procedures in line with environmental and sustainability regulations, standards and guidance. Segregate resources for re-use, recycling and disposal.
  • Follow equity, diversity and inclusion procedures.
  • Follow work instructions - verbal or written.
  • Apply team working principles.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.


    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade C/4)
    • Maths (grade C/4)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.


    • Attention to detail
    • Team working
    • Reliable
    • Willing to learn

    About this company

    At Collinson, we began our journey as innovators in agriculture more than 60 years ago. Now, we operate across a range of sectors to provide solutions. Feeding system solutions for our farmers and wood pellet storage for renewable energy in the commercial and industrial sectors. Our in-house manufactured silos are renowned for outstanding quality. Collinson silos are complemented by a wide range of conveyors, feeders and weighers for optimal feed management. We’re proud to be a local company with global ability. Our passion, technical skills and specialised divisions, together with state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities, ensure every project is met with the right expertise, every time.

    After this apprenticeship

    On successful completion of the Apprenticeship, and business requirements at this time an interview will be offered for a full time Production Operative Role.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


    Charlie Helme

    01524 521483

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000251421.

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    Closes in 23 days (Thursday 15 August)

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