Fabrication and Welding Apprentice


Corby, NN17 4JW

Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 1 July 2024


A Welding Apprenticeship is an outstanding opportunity for those seeking to begin a career in a vital and dynamic industry. By combining hands-on experience with a strong emphasis on safety and quality, apprentices gain the skills needed to become proficient professionals in fabrication and welding.

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)
8.00am – 4.30pm, ½ hr unpaid lunch. Days TBC.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 26 August


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 (Arc Processes) Apprenticeship Standard
  • Northampton College - Booth Lane - One day a week  

Where you’ll work

16 Brunel Road

Earlstrees Industrial Estate


NN17 4JW


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 4)
    • Math's (grade 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.


    • Communication skills
    • Administrative skills
    • Hard working
    • Proactive

    Other requirements

    The successful candidate will be someone with a personable character and can interpret new information well.

    About this company

    MR Industrial Services Ltd is a rapidly growing steelwork contractor in the construction industry. We operate in several different areas, from structural steelwork and secondary steelwork to architectural metalwork. The successful candidate will have a great opportunity to learn within a wide-ranging industry that will rapidly develop abilities.

    https://mrindustrialservices.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Potential for a full-time position once the apprenticeship is complete and progression within the company

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    The contact for this apprenticeship is:


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    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000261635.

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    Closes in 10 days (Monday 29 July at 11:59pm)

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