Pall Europe Ltd

Welder Apprentice (MIG, TIG, MMA) - Advanced (Level 3)

Pall Europe Ltd (Employer)

Peta Limited (Training Provider)

Annual wage £11,647.67
39.0 hours per week Monday - Thursday, 08:00 - 16:30, Friday, 08:00 - 15:30
48 months (duration)
27 September 2021(start date)
Pipe welder (apprenticeship standard)
10 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

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).


Joining our team as a Welder Apprentice, you will be planning and preparing for the welding of pipe and tube components before starting work.

Duties will include:

  • 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

Future Prospects

  • There could be a permanent position for the right candidate on completion of your apprenticeship

Reality Check


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

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.

Skills Required

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

  • 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

Qualities Required

  • 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

Qualifications Required

  • 2 GCSE's at grade C/4 or above (or equivalents) to include maths and English are essential

Training Provided

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.

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