Production Welding Apprentice

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Sector:
Engineering

Number of vacancies:
4

Company name:
Rittal CSM Ltd

Company location:
Broadley, Park Road, Plymouth, PL6 7EZ

Salary per week:
£249 (£6.64 per hour)

Hours:
37.5 hours per week, shifts to be confirmed

Duties:

Rittal is the worlds largest manufacturer of enclosures for the electrical, electronic and IT markets. We have an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to kick-start their career with an apprenticeship in Welding. Studying at City College Plymouth, you will earn while you learn and become a valued member of the workforce in the process.

With dedicated, highly motivated and skilled staff the Company has achieved market dominance through a commitment to providing its customers with excellence in every respect. Rittal now have an exciting opportunity for anyone wishing to kick-start their career with an apprenticeship in Welding.

  • Do you have a strong hands-on aptitude for mechanical engineering ?
  • Do you have a proactive approach to work and learning ?
  • Do you have the ability to work effectively as part of a fast moving production team ?

If you answered yes to the above, then this could be the apprenticeship for you !

Your day-to-day tasks for this role will consist of:

  • MIG/TIG, spot and Injection welding of all aspects of structural steel
  • Using Automated and Robotic Welding systems
  • Position, preparing and checking the welding equipment
  • Preparing, checking and protecting materials and work area ready for welding
  • Completing and checking the finished weld ready for inspection
  • Ensuring that health and safety requirements are fully accounted for in all the above

During the apprenticeship, you will learn how to:

  • Understand the common electric welding processes, joint types (fillet, lap, butt, etc.) and positions
  • Understand the major components of welding equipment and the essential parameters for welding
  • Understand the terminology, operation and controls for the selected welding processes, joint types and welding positions
  • Identify and understand the causes of typical welding defects and how their occurrence can be reduced, for the materials and welding processes selected
  • Understand and identify hazards and basic health, safety and quality requirements when welding
  • Know how to interpret and work to a welding procedure specification
  • Know the basics of welding quality documents and reporting systems

This is a 2 year, day release Apprenticeship programme. The starting rate is £6.64 per hour with incremental rises on completion of the various apprenticeship training stages.

The interview process will include an informal interview and factory tour, a 2-day work trial and a formal final interview.

Other benefits include 25 days holiday + Bank Holidays, free parking, free staff uniform, subsidised staff restaurant, Company Reward Scheme and contributory pension scheme matched by the Company up to 5%.

Training:

All training to be provided by City College Plymouth in collaboration with the company themselves throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. An NVQ in Fabrication and Welding Level 2 will be awarded to the successful candidate on completion of the apprenticeship.

Qualities and skills:

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a fast moving team

Personal qualities

  • A proactive approach to work and learning
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly motivated

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grades C/4 or above particularly in Maths, English, Science, ICT, Resistant Materials, Engineering and Manufacturing preferred but not essential for the right candidate.

Prospects:

The potential for permanent employment upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, for the right candidate.