Claydon Yield-O-Meter Limited

Welder/Fabricator Apprenticeship - Intermediate (Level 2)

Claydon Yield-O-Meter Limited (Employer)

West Suffolk College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £172.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday - 8am to 5pm with an hour for lunch. Overtime available.
21 months (duration)
8 February 2022(start date)
General welder (arc processes) (apprenticeship standard)
1 February 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Claydon has become the European market leaders in strip till drilling with hundreds of direct drills and straw harrows working in over 30 countries across the world.  They are a Family Business based in Wickhambrook, Suffolk with 45 employees. There is an opportunity for an apprentice to join the team.


Working as part of the Production Team the successful applicant would provide a professional and efficient welding service to ensure the company’s quality standards are maintained at all times.


  • Receive work orders from the Weld/Paint Team Leader and complete each order in a timely manner.
  • Jig and weld the components into weld assemblies to a high standard ie. burr free, neat welding with good penetration, in line with the engineering drawings.
  • Safely operate workshop equipment ie.  band saws, mills, lathes, drills, break presses, punching machines, welders, plasma cutters, guillotines etc. to make the required components.
  • Blow out welders each month.
  • Ensure workshop equipment is well maintained.
  • Clean down workshop equipment after use ie.  brush out swarf from mills, lathes and drills.


  • Carry out repairs/maintenance on machinery off site, as and when required.

Health & Safety:

  • Maintain the workshop in a clean and tidy condition to ensure a safe and secure working environment.
  • Strict adherence to the company’s health and safety policies and procedures at all times including compulsory usage of personal protective equipment (PPE).
  • Report any incidents, including near misses, to the Production Manager and complete relevant supporting forms.
  • Utilise training, skills and knowledge to recognise and assess potential risks throughout each day.


  • Undertake any other reasonable duty or task within your capability which the Company deems appropriate and suitable.
  • Ensure workshop consumables stocks are maintained at the appropriate levels.
  • Liaise with work colleagues, as required.
  • Participate in internal/external meetings, as and when requested.
  • Identify and meet personal job-related training and development as required.
  • Hours in excess of those contracted may be required from time to time to meet production targets.

Future Prospects

For the right person we may be able to offer a permanent position at the end of the Apprenticeship.

Reality Check

The role is based on the shop floor and it can be cold.

Skills Required


  • Knowledge of manufacturing, welding, or Fabrication
  • A high level of accuracy
  • Following procedures

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge in reading technical drawings
  • Experience in Manufacturing, welding or fabrication

Qualities Required

  • Honesty
  • Common Sense
  • Ability to Challenge
  • Use own initiative and work as part of a team
  • Sense of humour
  • Good work ethic
  • Organised
  • Good attendance levels

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE Maths & English, Grade C/4 or Equivalent 

Training Provided

  • General Welder Level 2
  • Functional skills if needed
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