General Welders use high electrical energy to form an arc. Manual dexterity is essential in controlling the arc, which is used to melt metals, allowing them to fuse together to form a structurally sound weld.
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.
You can start this apprenticeship at any time.
On this apprenticeship, you will learn the following skills, knowledge and behaviours needed to be a level 2 qualified general welder.
On successful completion, you will achieve a General Welder Level 2 Apprenticeship.
You must have a GCSE grade A*-C or 4-9 in GCSE maths and English.
You will attend the GM SkillCentre 1 day per week and a Skills Development Tutor will visit you at your workplace every 4 to 6 weeks.
There is no fee for the learner. For information on costs to the employer, please contact us.
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