Apprentice Plater Welder ALLERTON STEEL LIMITED

Allerton Steel Ltd are specialists in structural and mechanical fabrication They occupy a modern workshop and office facility. They are looking to take on an Apprentice Plate Welder to join their team and develop with the business. You will be Understanding the workings of a MIG/MAG welding set up and set up ready to weld amongst other duties

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Closing date: 05 Aug 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:30 and Friday, 08:00 - 13:00

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    36 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Understanding the workings of a MIG/MAG welding set up and set up ready to weld
  • Performing inspection on equipment prior to use
  • Understanding welding principles for various welding processes, such as MAG 135 and MAG 136, and hold the relevant welding qualifications
  • If required, have knowledge of submerged arc welding
  • Capable of welding in all positions other than vertical down
  • Can understand and work to WPS and method statements
  • Booking out the relevant welding consumable for the WPS been worked to, and ensuring part reels are returned to Stores
  • Inspect joint prior to welding to ensure free from contamination, in addition to ensure root gaps are within the WPS range and employ any ceramic backing where required. Any concerns are to be reported to the Welding Inspector
  • Pre-heat prior to welding and ensure correct temperature before beginning
  • Monitor interpass temperature during welding
  • Leave welds to an acceptable standard
  • Ensure welder ID and dates of welding are written on the job for traceability
  • Responsible for cable management and housekeeping
    Follow health and safety protocol
  • Use fume extraction equipment as per legislation

The training you will be getting

  • You will work towards the Level 3 Plater Welder Apprenticeship Standard
  • Day release at Middlesbrough College

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Potential permanent position upon completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 or above) Essential

About the employer

Allerton Steel Ltd occupies a modern workshop and office facilities on one site, with over 6,950 sq m (75,000 sq ft) capacity. The workshop offers a lift capacity up to 60 tonnes and are equipped with modern plant and machinery including semi-automatic welding, CNC operated profile, saw, drilling and milling machines. Additionally we have a 3D modeling and surveying system to assist with complex fabrications and inspection.




Allerton House

Thurston Road



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Training provider


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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