Welder Apprentice (MIG, TIG, MMA) NOT AVAILABLE

  • Location : Portsmouth , United Kingdom

  • Salary : £11647.70 per annum

  • Posted : 07/15/2021

  • Position: Full time

Job Description

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Welder Apprentice for our client, Pall in Portsmouth.

If you want to develop a career in engineering and would like to become a welding specialist, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

Your new apprenticeship

As a Welder Apprentice, you will be learning how to manually weld tubes and pipes to high standards of quality and integrity using manual arc welding processes including Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas (MIG). Pipe welding uses all welding positions and the main joint configurations from Single Sided Butt, Socket, Flange and Set-on Branch welds.

Each welding process requires significantly different welding equipment, assemblies, controls, skills and techniques. The material types used require specific controls and techniques to achieve a satisfactory weld. You will be required to continually monitor and adapt your orientation to achieve the quality of work demanded by high integrity piping systems. This is essential to the successful fabrication and construction of the welded assemblies

What training will I be offered?

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 3 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will be a 48-month programme, structured as 33 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Performing Engineering Operations (Foundation Competence) and then the EAL Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technologies. This will include:

  • Fabrication and Welding Principles
  • Producing Plate Fabrications
  • Manual Metal-Arc (MMA) Welding
  • Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) Welding
  • Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding
  • Producing pipework fabrications

Your independent end point assessment will comprise of:

A theoretical knowledge test, a practical/oral examination to be followed by a professional interview covering the application of knowledge learned during the apprenticeship, the role of the welder in industry and the professional behaviour’s as listed in the Apprenticeship Standard

What will I be responsible for?

Joining our team as a Welder Apprentice, you will be planning and preparing for the welding of pipe and tube components before starting work. You will be interpreting technical specifications & drawings to establish what needs to be done. Before starting work you will be checking that materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses.

The next stage will be preparing and inspecting weld preparations, surface conditions and cleanliness before assembling and positioning the plate and structural components to be welded. You will be readying the welding equipment to be used making adjustments to settings as required.

The next stage will be making the joints to the specified dimensions using appropriate welding techniques. You will monitor the parameters throughout, once complete you will visually inspect alignment and distortion of components making adjustments as required. The next stage will be to visually inspect completed weld and component geometry.

You will be dressing finished external weld surfaces using manual, powered and non-powered hand tools. Once finished your will restore the work area and equipment to a safe and reliable condition. Other responsibilities will include monitoring the use of consumables and adjust quantities issued and returning unused consumables. Once finished you will complete production documentation identifying areas for improving the production process where possible


Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period 20 days holiday Free parking on site Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities Overtime available

Additional Information

39 Hours (Mon-Thu 08.00-16.30 & Fri 08.00-15.30)

Essential Skills

To be considered for the role of Welder Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.
  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated.
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development

Desired Skills

  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job
  • You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience

About Company

Pall Manufacturing UK Ltd (part of Pall Corporation) is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

The company site in Farlington is close to public transport hubs and the A27. The company have a strong track record in training and developing apprentices to become skilled engineers. The company manufactures a variety of filter housings and pressure vessels for the Pharmaceutical, Medical, Industrial and Nuclear industries. They produce low and medium volume components and assemblies. You will be working as part of a small team manufacturing machined products. This is an environment where teamwork flexibility and application are key assets. PALL will provide excellent support & training

If you have the skills required to be successful as a Welder Apprentice, APPLY NOW!

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