Metal Fabricator (Fabrication and Welding) Level 3 Apprenticeship
The Engineering Centre
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Why this apprenticeship?
Did you know that the spike on the Shard in London was fabricated and welded in Hull? Our city have a long history of producing talented individuals and companies who make and supply a host of structures and parts for a host of different engineering manufactures.
Fabricators and welders are required to make things such as bridges, ships, steel structures and pipework. The demand is high for skilled workers, here in the Humber area, but also further afield nationally and internationally.
Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
• GCSE Maths and English at grade 4 and above, or
• Functional Skills Maths and English Level 2
• The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
• The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
• Good communication and problem solving abilities
• The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker
• Good IT skills and enjoy working on computers
Our experienced tutors are here to support you all the way and will teach you about:
• Principles of Manual Metal-Arc (MMA), Tungsten Inert Gas and Metal Inert Gas/Metal Active Gas (MIG/MAG) welding.
• Metallurgy associated with welding.
• Welding health and safety.
• Equipment associated with welding.
• Consumables used
• Pattern development
• Welding procedures and methods of testing applied to MMA and MIG/MAG welding procedures
What qualification will I achieve?
Level 3 standard Metal Fabricator incorporating –
• Level 3 Diploma in Advanced Manufacturing Engineering (Development Knowledge) plus a vocational qualification relating to work area (welding)
Here you will find some potential career pathways once you have completed your apprenticeship with us
Sheet Metal Welder
Use metals/materials up to 3mm thick working from drawings to mark out shapes on the metal before cutting out. Cut, shape and join materials using hand/CNC cutting and pressing machines/thermal cutting equipment, fabricate and assemble pipework.
Using metals/materials more than 3 millimetres thick working from engineering drawings and templates to mark out, cut and shape materials using manual or automated processes including thermal cutting equipment and join materials using fasteners or welding methods.
Join sections, pipes, tubes or plates together by a manual or automated process. Plan, implement and monitor welding resources and activities, quality check welds, identify and solve problems. They usually specialise in more than one welding process according to product produced.