Pall Manufacturing UK Ltd - Apprentice Welder (TIG)

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth PO6 1TD
Salary per week: £199.78
Working hours: 39 Hours (Mon-Thu 08.00-16.30 & Fri 08.00-15.30) 30 minutes lunch
Applications in by: 11/11/2017
Interview Date: 16/11/2017
Job Code: EP27338

Learning to use Tungsten Inert Gas (TIG) Welding to make structurally sound welds between parts. You will develop and improve your skills and then be required to weld in different positions, materials and joints to complete a range of welding codes.

Pall Manufacturing UK Ltd (part of Pall Corporation) is a global leader in high-tech filtration, separation, and purification, serving the diverse needs of customers across the broad spectrum of life sciences and industry.

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Duties will include:

  • You will be trained to weld a range of materials using TIG (Tungsten Inert Gas).
  • This will include learning how to set up the correct power (parameter) settings, select the consumable and follow a Welding Procedure Specification (WPS) to weld different joint types.
  • Your aim over time will be to achieve a high quality weld that will pass surface and internal inspection (Visual, Dye Penetrant and Radiographic (x-ray)) to International Standards.
  • The parts will be a range of welds in mainly round products in different positions. You will be required to achieve weld "Codes" to meet the requirements of welding pressure vessels standards.
  • Produce products to a high degree of accuracy and finish, ensuring PALL’s quality standards are achieved. 
  • Site safety is of paramount importance to PALL, you will complete a period of off the job training as well as a PALL specific health and safety induction before learning how to use the equipment on site
  • Attend PETA and complete coursework on time and to the required standard.
  • Take on additional responsibility at the end of year 1.

Other information

  • This apprenticeship will lead onto a Level 3 Welding Apprenticeship
  • You will need to be able top get to PALL’s Walton Road facility reliably
  • This is a continuous improvement environment, you will b expected to contribute to the improvement activities undertaken onsite
  • Focus, motivation and enthusiasm are more important to PALL than academic success.

Skills required:

  • A good logical approach to problem solving.
  • Awareness of health and safety issues regarding working in dynamic work environment.
  • A good level of dexterity and skills using hand tools is desirable.
  • An interest in manufacturing is important.
  • Ability to become an integral part of the team.
  • Attention to detail and the ability to plan activities identifying possible problems in advance.

 Personal qualities

  • You will need to be focused, self-motivated, trustworthy and have a team player mentality.
  • You must be self-disciplined and possess a willingness to help the team achieve department targets.
  • An ability to understand and act on technical information is desirable.
  • Willing to work flexible locations and hours including undertaking shift work in the apprenticeship.

Qualifications required

  • 2 GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent in maths and English) are desirable but not essential.
  • Qualifications or experience in engineering (specifically manufacturing) are highly desirable.


  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Computer share scheme
  • Child care vouchers
  • Simply Health cash plan
  • On-site parking
  • Subsidised canteen on-site
  • Employee assistance programme
  • 3 x life assurance

Future Prospects

  • Become a valued member of a highly skilled team.
  • Progression and development opportunities.
  • Career pathways for the right candidates.
  • Excellent rewards with performance related pay structure.

Applications in by: 11/11/2017
Interview Date: 16/11/2017
Job Code: EP27338

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