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Apprentice Welding Technician

Employer
Welsh Government
Location
M&S Vehicle Services Unit 1 Abergarw Trading Estate Brynmenyn CF32 9LW
Salary
Apprenticeship rates
Closing date
4 Jun 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

Duties will include learning how to safely and properly perform welding predominantly on light vehicles in a garage environment. Role will include measuring and cutting steel, using a trot saw, grinding and use of a drill. Other general duties also to be carried out as required, e.g. maintaining a clean and tidy work area in line with health & safety working practices. Whilst in full-time employment you will undertake the following qualifications:

NVQ Diploma in Fabrication & Welding Engineering
VRQ Diploma in Engineering Technology
Essential Skills in Application of Number, Communication and Digital Literacy

Additional information

Before applying for this position please ensure you are able to travel to and from the place of employment in Bridgend and to the XR Training Centre in Pyle once a week. You will be employed full-time as an Apprentice Welding Technician by this company based in Bridgend. You will be enrolled onto a level 2 apprenticeship in Welding & Fabrication.

Requirements

Skills

Punctual
Reliable
Must be able to read basic measurements
Enthusiastic about the job and training with a real desire to qualify
Must be able to motivate oneself and show initiative
Experience with tools desirable but not essential
Must be able to travel to Pyle at least once a week for mandatory off-the-job training
Must be able to follow instructions and work with others
Prior basic knowledge or experience of metal work preferable but not essential
Basic GCSEs required, e.g. Maths and English

Qualifications

Basic GCSEs, e.g. English and Maths

Language

Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
XR Training

Qualification:
Foundation Apprenticeship in Welding & Fabrication Engineering

About the employer

M&S Vehicle Services Unit 1 Abergarw Trading Estate
Brynmenyn

CF32 9LW

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

Interview to take place at the employers premises - XR Training will be in touch to organise.

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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