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Apprentice Metal Fabricator GFSA Ltd

To learn and carry out the welding processes Tig/Mig/Fcaw/MMA and Sub-arc with associated paperwork trail. Fabrication involves the marking out, production of templates, cutting, forming, profiling, fitting, measuring and welding materials to create the desired product form in accordance to specification.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £260.00

  • Working week

    8am to 4pm Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    04 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001841309

  • Positions

    1 available

Via this Apprenticeship, you will learn and develop in a role with the following responsibilities:

  • To learn and carry out the welding processes Tig/Mig/Fcaw/MMA and Sub-arc with associated paperwork trail.
  • Fabrication involves the marking out, production of templates, cutting, forming, profiling, fitting, measuring and welding materials to create the desired product form in accordance to specification.
  • Carry out welding processes in TIG/FCAW/MMA by way of Weld Procedures, Job Packs and Route Cards.
  • To carry out various contracts/projects with regards to fabrication and welding.
  • Work autonomously with supervision and have a good team working ethic 
  • To partake in our mandatory training program.
  • Work in a clean/tidy exhibiting good housekeeping within your working environment.
  • Work in a safe manner, follow instructions and standard procedures.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Must be able to read and work to drawings.

• Must be able to recognize and understand welding symbols.

• Able to use a variety of hand, machine and measuring tools and equipment.

Personal qualities

  • Have a passion for Engineering and a keen interest in Welding/Fabrication
  • Be practical and enjoy working with hands and have an analytical mind
  • Must be conscientious, ambitious and willing to learn and strive for continuous improvement
  • Must be able and willing to work as a team player
  • Must be able to communicate both internally and externally
  • Must be diligent, enthusiastic and retain integrity even when working in extreme pressurised conditions.
  • Must be flexible and well organized.

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade 5 or above (or equivalent - Functional Skills Level 2) in maths

A previous Level 2 Welding/Fabrication qualification

 

Future prospects

Following the successful completion of your Apprenticeship, you will progress into a full-time paid role as a Welder/ Fabricator, with further opportunities for progression within the company and further Training & development opportunities.

 

Things to consider

 

 

About the employer

GFSA specialises in the design and manufacture of customised, high integrity filters, strainers and flame arresters in carbon steel, stainless steel, duplex, titanium and many other exotic alloys. Established in the UK in 1997 we have become a leading supplier to the oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, water and process industries worldwide.

Our expert team is full of individuals that have completed an Apprenticeship here at GFSA, it is something that the company is 100% committed to. We welcome the opportunity to speak with you and invite you to learn more about our company and the opportunities that exist here for you to start and progress within an exciting and rewarding career in Engineering.

Employer

GFSA Ltd

Address

Gibbs Road

Stourbridge

DY9 8SY

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Training

Training provider

DUDLEY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Dudley College of Technology

Contact

Julie Perks 01384363314 julie.perks@dudleycol.ac.uk

Full training will be provided on an ongoing daily basis and when required. You will be required to attend college premises 2 days a week for the first year and 1 day a week for year 2 onwards.  You will work towards a technical qualification. An assessor will be allocated to you to progress/help you through you course. Continual assessment for NVQ’s coupled with assignments/or exams depending on course of study. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week.

In addition, you will receive:

  • Company induction placements throughout the business
  • Ongoing personal development
  • Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge)

Apprenticeship standard

Metal fabricator

Level 3 (A level)


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