Plate Welder Apprentice FOUR-TEES ENGINEERS LTD

The Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA) is supporting Four Tees Engineering Ltd to recruit a L3 Plate Welder Apprentice to join their Engineering team and develop within the organisation. Main tasks/focus will be in aspects of welding and fabrication as well as gaining knowledge and experience in order to achieve the Standard.

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Closing date: 24 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay will be subject to regular review and will rise at stages throughout the apprenticeship. A bonus scheme operates for the fabricators based on safety, quality and productivity.

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30 to 16:00 Friday 7:30 to 15:00 There may be an opportunity to work overtime dependant on workload.

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    42 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    28 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices working at Four-Tees Engineers Ltd will be working as part of a team. To ensure you gain the experience you will work with the team to learn

  • Interpretation of drawings
  • Precision cutting and measuring
  • High standards of metal preparation
  • Welding to welding procedure specification
  • All tolerances to be to required specifications set by the company and the customers requirements
  • Checking work using a 3 step checking system
  • Ensure high standards of health and safety practice

The training you will be getting

Apprentices will undertake a Level 3 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 aspects of a knowledge qualification (depending on your prior attainments) where you will attend SETA on a day release to complete agreed theory units to enhance your knowledge.

After your initial training at SETA, you will be with your employer working on developing your skills; ultimately leading to being able to demonstrate all the skills and knowledge identified in the apprenticeship standard.

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.To achieve full certification after all of your training the apprenticeship culminates in your End Point Assessment (EPA), these final tests are administered by an independent assessment organisation and take place in the last three months of the apprenticeship.

Plate welder
Level 3 (A level)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We hope the successful applicant will become a valuable member of the Four Tees Team.  We encourage and reward individuals who wish to learn and develop their career.

We are keen to promote from within and have a structured training and development programme for our employees.

We see this as a great way to start in the industry, the potential career options are numerous.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Essential

Things to consider

Travel to and from SETA training and workplace. Full training will be given but we expect our Apprentices to maintain our rigorous standards. Dependant on your circumstances it may be possible to begin working at FourTees earlier than the start date at SETA in September

About the employer

Four-Tees Engineers is a professional steelwork specialist contractor offering a comprehensive range of in-house services and expertise in the rail, highways, coastal marine, offshore wind, and water engineering industries. Our dedicated project management team carefully manage projects through site investigation and intrusive surveys, feasibility and options development, in-house design, detailing, fabrication, site installation, and handover. Our approach eradicates the traditional problematic interfaces typical of a multiple-supplier strategy, we proactively identify and mitigate risks and ensure the most efficient and effective outcomes for our projects.






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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


Southampton Engineering Training Association (SETA)


Apprenticeship standard

Plate welder

Level 3 (A level)

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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