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Fabrication & Welding Apprentice

Welsh Government
Procter Brothers Ltd Pantglas Industrial Estate Caerphilly CF83 8XD
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Closing date
26 Jan 2022

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Apprenticeship, Intermediate
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About the apprenticeship


XR Training is pleased to be recruiting x3 apprentices for this large Caerphilly based employer. Duties will include shadowing a qualified member of the company to learn the welding skills and methods needed to complete your apprenticeship. You will have involvement with several different branches of this well established company, working with gates and railings, fences and balustrades, machine guards and automatic gates as well as structural bespoke metalwork. You will learn how to effectively utilise many different welding methods, e.g. MIG/TIG whilst also developing general fabrication and fitting skills.

Additional information

Before applying for this position please ensure you are able to travel to and from the place of employment in Caerphilly and to the XR Training Centre in Pyle once a week. You will be employed full-time as a Fabrication & Welding Apprentice by this company based in Caerphilly. You will be enrolled onto a level 2 apprenticeship in Welding & Fabrication, and undertake the following qualifications:
- NVQ Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Engineering
- Diploma in Engineering Technology
- Essential Skills in Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy level 1



Must be reliable, punctual and display a mature attitude at all times.
Must hold a full UK driving licence and have access to own transport.
Must be able to follow instructions.
Should be enthusiastic about the industry.
Be committed to both the job and apprenticeship training.
A keen eye for detail.
Be able to read basic measurements.
Must demonstrate a proactive attitude and willingness to learn.
Must be prepared to travel back and forth once a week to the XR Training Centre in Pyle for off-the-job training.


No minimum grade requirements.


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Foundation Apprenticeship in Welding & Fabrication Engineering

About the employer

Procter Brothers Ltd Pantglas Industrial Estate

CF83 8XD

Disability confident

No, we are not 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

Suitable candidates may be invited to an informal interview at the training provider (XR Training) before having their CV forwarded directly to the employer. This will be to ensure suitability for the apprenticeship programme. You will then be under consideration for final interview which will take place at the employers' premises. If selected, the training provider (XR Training) will contact you with details of the interview.


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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