Fabrication and Welding Apprentice
Published: Jul 18, 2017
A welding and fabrication firm based in Torpoint are looking to take on a new welding apprentice to join their small but experienced team.
The Apprentice’s Role
The successful candidate will have a varied role which involves marking out on sheets, bars and other steel work. You will be using grinders, saws and manual tools, which will be shown by a fully qualified member of staff.
The company manly focus on MIG welding but do some stick welding on site. Grinding and fettling work is also involved to finish off assembled items. You will also have the opportunity to assist with setting up jigs for assembling large numbers of the same product.
The jobs and products that the apprentice will be involved in will include steel structural frames, railings, walkways, fencing and gantries. This will involve loading up materials and tools for site work plus preparing steel work at the workshop. Some ground works are necessary as well as tidying up once the job is done. The apprentice will also assist with keeping the workshop tidy and helping out with any other general workshop duties.
Working Hours: You will be working 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.
Wages: £150.00 per week. Any additional hours worked over the 40 hours per week, will be paid at the national minimum wage depending on age.
Holiday: 28 days holiday entitlement, including bank holidays, will be paid each year during the course of your apprenticeship.
AMS Fabrications are a small welding firm established over 11 years ago. They specialise in architectural and construction based projects and have a good base of customers and clients they have used over the years which includes schools, maritime firms and other commercial businesses.
They have a busy workshop in Torpoint where they construct components and products ready to be taken out to site and installed. Although the team is relatively small at only 3 full time members of staff they are all experienced and trained in fabrication and welding.
They have a good amount of work during the year and have a peak in activity over the summer months when they focus on their school contracts. The business focuses mainly on Plymouth and its surrounding areas but can operate further if required.
The firm have had an apprentice in the past, who is still with the business and are looking to recruit another young person to train up and join their team.
On completion of your level 2 qualification in fabrication and welding there will be an opportunity to progress onto a level 3 qualification and long term employment.
You must have a very good work ethic and a proven aptitude for welding and engineering in general. A good understanding of how to understand written and verbal instructions is important as well as creating components from these.
The learner must also possess good communication skills, an ability to work in a team and a desire to achieve qualifications. You will also be willing to undertake physical work and maintain good concentration levels at all times. A mature and professional attitude is also needed to handle the role.
You must be honest, reliable and have a natural interest in welding and fabrication.
Qualifications required for this role include GCSE’s grades D or above in Maths and English, or equivalent qualifications.
The Level 2 Apprenticeship in Fabrication and Welding consists of:
Attendance is required for one day per week at the Skills Group Training Centre. Other aspects of your training will be carried out on-site, where you will have regular visits every 6 to 8 weeks from your designated assessor to monitor your progress throughout your apprenticeship.
Whilst at the training centre you will learn new hand skills, welding techniques and a variety of fabricating methods under the supervision of your Skills Group Assessor. Learning all these skills will benefit you on your return to your employer.