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Available opportunity

Apprentice Welder


£18,348 per year

Opportunity type


Available hours

40 hours per week

Closing date

Job Description

As a Trust apprentice, you will complete your apprenticeship training both on and off-the-job, including regular attendance at our chosen training provider. All college related travel costs are paid for by the Trust.

Whilst on-the-job, you will work with supportive colleagues to get the best out of your apprenticeship experience. We regularly arrange placements for you to build your portfolio, as well as opportunities to work on projects. This involves working across our network, so you may be working away from home. No two days are the same!

About the role

You will be working in our workshop, carrying out maintenance and repair works under guidance from our expert workshop teams. You’ll learn how to work as part of a team and contribute towards the Trust’s planned annual works. You will embrace the traditional skills of fabrication and welding and manufacture new parts which in turn enhances the Trusts‘ canal and river network.

  • A wide range of maintenance and repair works using fabrication and welding skills
  • Interpret technical drawings and templates to mark out and produce new parts using a variety of metals
  • Operate appropriate tools and equipment to join metal parts using a range of techniques
  • Check materials conform to required grades, dimensions and quality standards. Carry out quality checks on component parts and completed assemblies
  • Undertaking work in a productive and efficient manner delivering the work to the correct standard and agreed programme
  • Ensuring that inclusion and diversity are integrated into all aspects of Trust life and promoting inclusion by challenging behaviour, practices, actions, or decisions that are counter to the objectives of the Trust
  • Displaying the Trust values and behaviours always

What skills and abilities do I need to have?

  • We look for candidates who live and breathe our values; Caring, Open, Local, Inclusive and Excellence and have a willingness to learn, enthusiasm and dedication. We are looking for potential
  • As this is a very practical role using lots of engineering skills and knowledge, we are looking for someone who already has a solid understanding of engineering principles and has experience using a variety of hand tools or machinery to complete basic engineering tasks

What qualifications do I need to have?

  • Ideally grade A-C or grade 9-4 in Maths, English and Science GCSE (or equivalent) already achieved or on target to achieve
  • A Level 2 Engineering qualification (ideally with fabrication or welding bias) or considerable experience in an engineering environment with solid knowledge of engineering principles

What qualifications or experience would potentially help me more?

  • An interest or connection to the waterways network or heritage assets
  • Any welding and fabrication experience, potentially through hobbies, work experience or volunteering