Arc Metalcraft

£140.00 per week


Fabrication and Welding Apprentice
Published: Jun 22, 2017
Ref: AM172JG

A welding and fabrication firm based in Roborough, Plymouth are looking to take on a new welding apprentice to join their large experienced team. The chosen individual will be working towards a level 2 fabrication and welding qualification with the possibility of progressing on to the level 3 apprenticeship and securing long term employment.

The Apprentice’s Role

An exciting apprenticeship opportunity has arisen to work with a very reputable and well established engineering firm. You will be working with a variety of drilling, bending, cutting and welding equipment. The apprentice will also assist other staff with services such as measuring, fabricating, fitting, site installation, steel erection and welding (MIG, TIG & MMA), powder-coating and galvanizing.

The jobs and products that the apprentice will help with include fencing, fire escapes staircases balconies, balustrades railings, gates and grills. This involves 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 completed.

You must follow all company processes and procedures such as health and safety in the workplace, making sure that all tools and equipment used is clean and put away correctly. You will be required to wear the appropriate personal protection equipment each day.

Working Hours: The required working hours will be 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

Wages: £140.00 per week, based on a 40 hour 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.

Arc Metalcraft is a family run business established in 1984 which specialise in all areas of steel fabrication. They have built their reputation based on the supply of quality products at competitive prices, which are manufactured and installed to individual requirements.

They work for national and local building companies, local authorities and private customers. Their work is always to the highest standard of workmanship on all the projects that they undertake. They are confident that customers will be completely satisfied with their workmanship, delivery, installation and price.

Past Apprentices

Arc Metalcraft has had several apprentices in the past and they currently have three undertaking their Fabrication and Welding qualifications.

On completion of your level 2 qualification in fabrication and welding you will have the opportunity to progress onto a level 3 apprenticeship and secure long term employment.

Skills Required

You must have a very good work ethic and a proven aptitude for engineering in general. A good understanding of how to adhere to written and verbal instructions is important as well as creating components from these.

The apprentice must 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.

Good Maths and English is required. The successful apprentice must also possess good communication skills, an ability to work in a team and a desire to achieve qualifications.

Personal Qualities

You must be honest, reliable and have a proven interest in the engineering trade, with a genuine desire to learn and develop in this exciting role.

Good timekeeping and attendance is required both when working with the employer and when attending the Skills Group Training Centre.

Prior Qualifications

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:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Fabrication and Welding Engineering
  • Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Technology
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (Level 1)
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Certified Health & Safety Course
  • Internet Safety / Safeguarding

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.

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