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What will I study on the pathway?

Units could include:

  • Preparing and using semi-automatic MIG, MAG and flux-cored arc welding equipment
  • Preparing and using manual TIG or plasma-arc welding equipment
  • Preparing and using manual metal arc welding equipment
  • Fabrication and welding principles
  • Welding principles
  • Pattern development.

You and your employer will get the opportunity to select additional units that will help you gain the skills to progress within your organisation.

What jobs will I be trained for once I have finished this apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship will train you for jobs such as class B welder, coded multi-positional plate welder, plate welder, and structural welder.

Advanced apprenticeships entry requirements:

You will need both of the following:

  • GCSE English language C or 4 or above
  • GCSE Maths C or 4 or above 

Applicants are also required to successfully complete a series of assessments at the University of Sheffield’s AMRC Training Centre, as well as an employer recruitment and selection process to secure a place on an apprenticeship programme.

General requirements:

UK Nationals

  • UK passport, showing you are a British citizen or a citizen of the UK, having the right of abode in the UK
  • Birth certificate - please also bear in mind, if your name is different to the name you are using, you must also have your deed poll documentation.

EEA Nationals & Switzerland

  • For EEA Nationals & Switzerland, an official current immigration status document proving that you have resided in the EEA or Switzerland or the UK, for at least 3 years before the start of the apprenticeship and that you have the right of abode in the UK. 

Non-UK Nationals

  • For Non-UK national passport holders, your passport alongside a current Immigration Status Document issued by the UK Home Office, or your Biometric Residence Permit (front and back). 

How do I apply?

Once you have decided on which apprenticeship is for you and you have checked that you meet the entry requirements, the next step is to apply. You can do this on our website here.

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Lucia Bird

"An apprenticeship appealed to me because I enjoyed the hands-on learning and, it provides a fantastic experience in the working environment."

Lucia Bird - AESSEAL plc