Welding & fabrication apprentice Level 2 European Heathyards Ltd

European Heathyards are amongst the UK’s most trusted fabricators of high integrity welding, where structural integrity and increased performance are paramount. The apprenticeship will mainly concentrate on welding, fabrication and machine tools. The aim will be for the apprentice to reach coded level.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    7.54am - 4.30pm, Monday - Friday.

    Total hours per week: 38

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    21 Oct 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Day to day tasks may include:

  • Welding practice
  • Reading engineering drawings
  • Heat treatments
  • Fabrication and fitting
  • Operating machine tools
  • Cladding operation
  • Bending and manipulation - machine tools
  • Coded welding on pipe and plate
  • 2G or 6G TIG, MIG and Pulse MIG weling position on pipe
  • Welding of stainless amd carbon steel tubes and plates
  • Positional welding on pressure vessels, pressure parts and superheater pipework

The training you will be getting

  • This is a level 2 Welding apprenticeship. The apprentice will be required to attend the training centre, In-Comm Training Services, in Aldridge, WS9 8UG, 1 day per week for 2 years.
  • Level 2 Welding qualification upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • There will be an opportunity to progress to a Level 3 Welding apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Interest in engineering, Interest in manufacturing


GCSE or equivalent English & maths (Grade 4/C) Essential

About the employer

European Heathyards are industry leaders in high integrity fabrication, welding & tube manipulation. Established in 1974 and based in the West Midlands (UK), European Heathyards maintains a wealth of knowledge and experience manufacturing for the following industries: Power generation, petrochemical, oil & gas, process plant, environmental and nuclear. We have 8 purpose- built manufacturing workshops that cover around 270,000 square feet, of which 10,000 square feet is a dedicated clean conditions area. Each shop is equipped with overhead cranes ranging from 5 tonne to 100 tonne lifting capacity. We are accredited to ISO 9001, 14001, 27001 & 45001. We also hold BS EN 1090-1 EXC 2 & hold an array of ASME stamps that include U,S,PP & R. We have also been recognised as fit for nuclear, an in-depth programme that identifies whether a company has the right procedures, personnel & skills for the UK’s civil nuclear programme. This dedication to quality control & assurance, whilst maintaining our competitive edge, enhances our presence and reputation when manufacturing heat exchangers (super heater elements, economisers, Evaporators, membrane panels, headers, manifolds), pressure vessels, pipework, low NOx burners, ducting, tanks, silos & structural.


European Heathyards Ltd






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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


Sue Fisher


01922 457686

Apprenticeship standard


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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