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General Welder Level 2 apprenticeship

18 months, one day in college

Welding is used extensively and in almost every sector of industry. There is a high demand for skilled general welders in areas such as: automotive; marine; transport; general fabrication; construction and many more. General welders produce items like components for: cars; ships; rail vehicles; simple metallic containers; and steelwork for bridges, buildings and gantries. Welding is a safety critical occupation and every welder takes responsibility for the quality and accuracy of their work. General welders are required to produce joints that satisfy basic quality standards in order to ensure that the finished products function correctly, contributing to the safety of all and the global quality of life. There is a highly complex range of welding skills; the different arc welding processes require different levels of manual dexterity, knowledge and skill to avoid making defective welds. There are a wide range of metallic materials that can be welded, each with different properties and behaviours.

Apprenticeship vacancies include:

  • Employer based in the Whitehaven area
  • Employer based in the Workington area

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If you’re interested in applying to any of the positions above, send your CV and cover letter to or call 01946 839300 for more information.