Mechanical Engineering Apprentice Green Resource Engineering Ltd (GRE Ltd)

GRE are looking for a Mechanical Engineering (Plate Welder) Apprentice to join our friendly, experienced, highly skilled production team, and become part of this diverse, young, growing company at an exciting time. TIG welding stainless steel will form a major part of the role. Once established in the role, you would be encouraged to broaden your skills.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm (breaks to be confirmed)

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Working as part of a Plate Welding team.
  • General assembly of refrigeration, cryogenic and pure-water systems.
  • Brazing and soldering of copper pipework and connections.
  • Stainless steel tube and plate welding.
  • Testing and finishing of manufactured products prior to despatch.
  • Occasional site visits to support senior service engineers.

The training you will be getting

Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard in Plate Welder:

  • Level 3 Plate Welder - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours
  • Level 2 Functional Skills English (exemptions apply)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills Maths (exemptions apply)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Advances in your training with full support throughout your apprenticeship
  • Career progression
  • Industry-specific training
  • Working away on site, sometimes abroad

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Eagerness to learn, Drive and enthusiasm, Flexible approach, Methodical thinking, Practical experience, Basic IT skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4/C or above) Desired

Things to consider

The role will be based at our modern, well equipped Willand factory, with the possibility of on-site work at customers' sites in the UK and abroad as part of our installation and commissioning team. We are looking for an all-round, hands-on, practically minded Engineer, who relishes the opportunity to learn a variety of skills and enjoys a challenge. You will be working with our established team, producing machinery for globally-recognised companies, and will be changing the world with New Technological advancements. The successful candidate will be expected to attend college on a regular basis, in addition we will provide on-the-job training. Over time, we expect them to develop a wide range of technical skills in this diverse and exciting role.

About the employer

GRE is a fast-moving, exciting, agile and modern business operating from headquarters and a manufacturing facility in Willand, Devon, UK. GRE design & manufacture innovative, high-end heating and cooling systems for industrial, medical, scientific and laboratory applications.


Green Resource Engineering Ltd (GRE 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

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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