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Fabricator/Welder Apprentice

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
Solitec Engineering Limited Heritage Court Unit 8 Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon Pontypool Torfaen NP4 9RL
Salary
Current apprenticeship rate plus 50p per hour = £5.31 per hour
Closing date
21 Aug 2022

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
Ongoing
Duration
Undisclosed
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship

Duties

• Observing, learning and understanding a wide range of engineering skills and processes while under the instruction of skilled technical staff.
• To be able to demonstrate these skills and processes as the training period progresses by working independently or with a team, to undertake tasks as instructed and increasing overall contribution to the department.
• To undertake and successfully complete suitable courses throughout the training period, achieving the academic grades and practical skills in order to entitle yearly progression leading to the completion of the Level 3 Engineering Operative
• Learning and understanding the importance of Health and safety within the workplace
• To develop the skills to construct or modify products from verbal instructions and drawings.
• To learn how to maintain workshop equipment and to keep it in good repair

Requirements

Skills

• Be committed to the job and have a passion for engineering
• Positive and enthusiastic attitude
• Commitment to Apprenticeship with a willingness to learn
• Ability to follow instructions
• Ability to use own initiative
• Ability to work effectively as part of a team
• Ability to communicate with a variety of people
• Willing to ask for support as necessary
• A positive outlook and ‘can do' approach to tasks
• Possess manual dexterity to put parts or pieces together quickly and accurately

Qualifications

Maths and English

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Pembrokeshire College

Training provider course:
Fabricator/Welder Coleg Gwent

About the employer

Solitec Engineering Limited
Heritage Court Unit 8
Gilchrist Thomas Industrial Estate, Blaenavon
Pontypool
Torfaen
NP4 9RL

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

To be interviewed by Solitec

Company

Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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