Apprentice Welder/Fabricator

Brooker Piling Solutions Ltd

Cambridgeshire, PE19 6SS

Closes in 5 days (Saturday 27 July)

Posted on 30 May 2024


We are a family run and owned business who are one of the market leaders in Foundation Drilling Tools. We have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility boasting an impressive array of cutting-edge machinery for the production of Foundation Drilling Tools and we are looking to take on an apprentice welder.

Annual wage
£20,124 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, between 7.30am and 5.00pm with one of the days as day release. Overtime may be available during busy periods.

45 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 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

  • The learner will be studying the General Welder (arc processes) Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard qualification
  • Day release to West Suffolk College
  • Functional skills will be studied if equivalent qualifications are not held

Where you’ll work

Unit 5, Whitehall Farm, Cambridge Road


PE19 6SS


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.


    Desirable qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • Maths and English (grade 4-9)

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


    • Communication skills
    • Attention to detail
    • Team working
    • Initiative

    Other requirements

    Our location is rural and there is no easy access through public transport so access to your own transport is essential. You will be spend most of the day on your feet. You will become part of the team with access to a vast wealth of experience and opportunities to learn more about your chosen profession.

    About this company

    We are a family run and owned business who are one of the market leaders in Foundation Drilling Tools. We have a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility boasting an impressive array of cutting-edge machinery for the production of Foundation Drilling Tools.

    After this apprenticeship

    • This apprenticeship could lead you to a full time job within the manufacturing sector, with further opportunities to expand your fabrication skills
    • Through further studies and testing you could become a coded welder or weld co-ordinator or find new and interesting ways in which to use your skill set

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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000252589.

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    Closes in 5 days (Saturday 27 July)

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