Apprentice Engineer Fabrication Welder James Killelea & Co Ltd

This vacancy is for a Apprentice Engineer Fabrication Welder based in Crawshawbooth, Rossendale. The successful applicant will have the opportunity to undertake valuable work experience whilst gaining on the job qualifications.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    40 hours p/w TBC at the interview

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The vacancy is an opportunity for someone who is interested in pursuing a career in Engineering. If successful, the apprentice will be based at their employer working the hours agreed in their contract. The apprentice will need to attend Training 2000 to complete the relevant skill units that have been agreed by Training 2000 and the employer, this will consist of the apprentice completing 3 blocks of skill specific Engineering training lasting 4 weeks each. As well as this they will also begin their Further Education course (BTEC Diploma, City & Guilds) which will be 1 day a week classroom based learning.

Your job role will consist of different tasks such as;
  • Welding components
  • Welding Castings
  • Mig & Tig
The successful candidate will train and become competent welding, components and castings industry, learning to weld both mig & tig to a very high standard.
You will also be trained to learn basic engineering drawing, measuring and marking out, knowledge of engineering materials and handling of engineering information. Additional skills covered may include: - fitting using hand skills, producing sheet metal components and assemblies and a range of welding techniques and principles. Each of these is decided by the level of qualification being taken and the job role you are undertaking.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good attention to detail
  • A technical mind
  • Analytical
  • Ability to use initiative to think through problems and find solutions
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent communication skills
  • The ability to think outside the box, curious and innovative

Personal qualities

  • Must possess an interest in engineering
  • Motivated and committed individual
  • Good time keeping
  • Strong work ethic

Qualifications required

Minimum of 5 GCSEs grade C or above including English, Maths. Science and Technology is desirable. Other equivalent qualifications are acceptable.

Future prospects

Engineers work in high-tech, dynamic environments using state-of-the-art equipment. They are inventors, designers and problem solvers – people who make a difference to the way we live. As trained professionals, engineers are well paid and highly respected. Many get top jobs and even run their own companies. If you enjoy working as part of a team, like solving problems and have a practical flair, you’ll find engineering has a lot to offer.

Things to consider

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About the employer

Structural Steel Work company based in Rossendale.


James Killelea & Co Ltd


Stoneholme Industrial Estate

Stoneholme Road



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Training provider

Technical Certificate, City and Guilds 2800 or BTEC Diploma

Functional Skills, Level 2 in Maths, English, ICT working with others and improving your own learning. Functional Skills requirements is subject to the successful applicants GCSE results. Grade A-C and within 5 years old means the apprentice will be relaxed from completing functional skills. Certification evidence will need to be provided.

Employer Rights & Responsibilities (ERR)

Semta Apprenticeship in Engineering Framework (Once all elements are completed and learners portfolio has passed Internal Verification)

Apprenticeship framework

Improving Operational Performance

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Training 2000 Ltd


Isha Jamaal

Other information

Interview & Start date to be confirmed

PLEASE NOTE; we reserve the right to close any vacancies from further applications when we have received a suitable number of applications from which to make a shortlist. Please ensure you apply ASAP if you wish to be considered for this role.
Work start and finish times to be confirmed at the interview.

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour (From October 1st 2016 this will be increasing by 3% to £3.40 per hour). This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

Employer's Application Instructions

Please can you apply online at quoting the reference number of the vacancy you are interested in. If you have already applied online please call 01254 546 59 and we can add the vacancy to your current application form.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Sep 2017