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Fab & Weld Apprentice

Acres Engineering Ltd

Acres Engineering have a vacancy for a General Welder with a positive attitude, ability to think on the spot. Acres manufacture custom products so every project is different, and our typical lead time is 4 weeks so the selected candidate will be continually working on different types of work.

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Closing Date: 25-08-2022

Apprenticeship Summary



Working week

Monday - Friday 07.00am - 15.30pm

Expected duration

2 Years

Possible start date


Date posted


Apprenticeship level


Reference number




What will the apprentice be doing?

During your apprenticeship your week will be split up and you will carry out the following duties:

  • 1 days working alongside a trained fabricator and later on your own.
  • 1 day working on preparation (cutting off) or cleaning up (de-spattering/ cleaning welds)
  • 1 day being trained on other equipment such as laser cutting machine, water jet cutting machine, cnc press brake etc.
  • 1 day supporting an ‘in need’ area of the business such as preparing items for paint, helping with assembly.
  • 1 day carrying out general duties such as sweeping, tidying, emptying bins, working on continual improvement projects.

Once you are qualified as an apprentice in Fabrication and Welding you will be able to carry the following duties

  • Ability to fabricate light to medium fabrications from typical material size of 25mm box section to 60mm box section / 1.2mm – 5mm sheet metal
  • Work from engineering drawings or to specification.
  • Ability to use semi-automatic saw, cnc press brake, corner notcher, guillotine.
  • May be required to work on a job from start to finish or to carry out other tasks.

You will need to use an electronic clock card via a computer touch screen terminal which is also used to clock on and off jobs/ book time to different types of activity

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • General Welder Level 2 Qualification 
  • One day a week at DCG and the rest of the week at the workplace 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Advanced Apprentice – Beng Hons
  • Fabricator
  • Laser cutting operative
  • Design Engineer
  • Production assistant
  • Management roles

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills IT skills Attention to detail Organisation skills Problem solving skills Team working Initiative Non judgemental Patience Time keeping


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Close, welcoming team, always ready to help and assist each other. A friendly, understanding and accommodating management team. An environment to learn, develop and challenge yourself. The ability to work on new projects and solve problems on a daily basis. Opportunity to work hard, satisfaction of hitting objectives and achieving targets. See the reward of your suggestions and improvements implemented – have a big impact on where you work. 31 days holiday inclusive of bank holidays. Cash back health scheme Company pension Free Lunch Petrol Bonus Prize Draw Boots & workwear provided

About the employer

We design, manufacture, assemble, load test and CE mark. We take care of any additional elements required for custom machines or small automation jobs; including electrical, pneumatic and hydraulic control elements, and where needed we provide regular thorough examinations. Although we focus on manufacturing custom solutions we continue providing a sub-contract parts and sub assembly service to our customer’s own drawings and designs. We put a lot of emphasis on partnership and flexibility. That means that whatever the contract, we’ll keep you in the loop… from initial consultation and CAD design, to prototyping and manufacturing in the quantities you need, when you need them. It’s this approach that makes us a preferred supplier of leading names across a broad range of industries.


Acres Engineering Ltd




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Apprenticeship Intermediate

General welder (arc processes) (level 2)