Pipetech projects are currently seeking to appoint an Apprentice welder required for welding of carbon and stainless-steel metal. You will be welding and fabricating carbon pipe, welding and fabrication of carbon plate, plus more.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8-hours per day (7am - 4.30pm with a 30-min lunch break) 8-hour shifts

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    15 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    15 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Welders will be required to use different types of welding, these will include:

  • TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas)
  • MMA (Manual Metal Arc)
  • MIG (Metal Inert Gas)

The apprentice will be assigned a dedicated mentor, an experienced welder, to provide support and supervision on-site and in the workshop.

Duties will include:

  • Welding and fabrication of carbon pipe
  • Welding and fabrication of carbon plate
  • Welding and fabrication of stainless-steel pipe
  • Welding and fabrication of stainless-steel plate
  • Performing weld repairs on-site and in the workshop
  • Working with pipefitters and clients to complete a variety of tasks

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Apprentice will attain General Welder (Arc Processes) Level 2 apprenticeship qualification.

Day release at New City College Rainham Campus (RM13 8GP).

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Gain experience in other types of welding processes (eg.TIG) through working closely with other experienced welders on site. Gain experience and other certification relevant to the construction industry. Gain a good understanding of pipe fitting and fabrication.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Commitment to learning, Be reliable and dependable, Time keeping skills


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Essential

Things to consider

Location is based on site at Tate & Lyle in Silvertown, site is near London City Airport, ability to travel to site is a must. This role requires a 7am start.

About the employer

Pipetech is a specialist pipework contractor based in Basildon, Essex. We provide full mechanical pipework engineering services and steelwork installations to energy, process and manufacturing companies within the London, East of England and the South East Regions. We provide our clients everything from full turnkey new systems to maintenance and repairs of current systems, with focused planning to limit factory downtime. We have vast experience working in: Pharmaceutical plants Food processing and sugar factories Oil and gas terminals Anaerobic digestion and bio-gas plants Brewery’s and beverage factories Concrete manufacturing plants Paper mills Power stations Water treatment and sewage works Other general manufacturing plants Pipetech Projects & Maintenance Ltd undertake stainless steel pipework installations (including high grade stainless steel dairy pipework installations), carbon steel pipework installations, copper pipework installations, all types of plastic pipework installations, aluminium pipework installations and titanium pipework installations, for all applications including the transportation of raw materials, finished products, gas and bio gas lines, compressed air and gas lines, oil lines, steam and all water services. Covering all energy, manufacturing and process pipework needs.




Tate & Lyle, Plaistow Wharf

Knights Road


E16 2AT

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Training provider



Sarah Clayton

Apprenticeship standard

General welder (arc processes)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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