Welder Apprentice (MIG, MMA, TIG)

Sailboat Deliveries

Apprenticeship summary:

PETA Ltd are looking to source an exceptional Welder Apprentice for our client, Sailboat Deliveries, Emsworth.

If you want to develop a career in engineering and would like to become a welding specialist, this apprenticeship could be ideal for you!

Your new apprenticeship

As a Welder Apprentice, you will be learning how to manually weld to company standards of quality and integrity using manual arc welding processes including Tungsten Insert Gas (TIG), Manual Metal Arc (MMA), Metal Inert Gas (MIG).

You will be learning to weld in 3 positions and two different materials welding positions. Each welding process requires different welding equipment, assemblies, controls, skills and techniques. The material types used require specific controls and techniques to achieve a satisfactory weld.

You will be required to continually monitor and adapt your orientation to achieve the quality of work demanded by high integrity piping systems. This is essential to the successful fabrication and construction of the welded assemblies.


What will I be responsible for?

Joining the team as a Welder Apprentice, you will be planning and preparing for the welding of components before starting work. You will be interpreting technical specifications & drawings to establish what needs to be done.

Before starting work you will be checking that materials conform to the specified grades, dimensions and thicknesses. The next stage will be preparing and inspecting weld preparations, surface conditions and cleanliness before assembling and positioning the plate and structural components to be welded. You will be readying the welding equipment to be used making adjustments to settings as required.

The next stage will be making the joints to the specified dimensions using appropriate welding techniques. You will monitor the parameters throughout, once complete you will visually inspect alignment and distortion of components making adjustments as required. The next stage will be to visually inspect completed weld and component geometry.

You will be dressing finished external weld surfaces using manual, powered and non‐powered hand tools. Once finished your will restore the work area and equipment to a safe and reliable condition. Other responsibilities will include monitoring the use of consumables and adjust quantities issued and returning unused consumables. Once finished you will complete production documentation identifying areas for improving the production process where possible.

Other information

We are focused on delivering quality road and launch trailers. We have a dedicated facility situated in a picturesque location in Havant. We are focused on supporting the development of our team and ensuring you out training produces the best welders.


To be considered for the role of Welder Apprentice, you will have the following skills and qualifications:

  • Your motivation and drive are the assets that will be best appreciated. 
  • You will possess good communication skills with the ability to communicate  with peers and management
  • You will need to be open minded and willing to develop your knowledge and skills to support your future development
Personal qualities
  • You will have a good level of dexterity hand skills
  • Demonstrate an interest in contributing towards manufacturing mechanical components are desirable
  • You will have good hand to eye co-ordination and hand skills
  • Your logical approach to problem solving will enable you to perform to make a good contribution to all aspects of the job

You need to be able to learn through instruction and experience.

Qualifications required
  • 2 GCSE's at grade C or above (or equivalents) to include Maths and English are essential.


  • Auto-enrolled into the company pension scheme after qualification period
  • 20 days holiday plus bank holidays (3 days to be taken at Christmas)
  • Free parking on site
  • Onsite restroom with kitchen facilities
  • Overtime available
Future prospects

There is opportunity for a full time role once the apprenticeship has been completed. 

Training to be provided

This position is offered as an apprenticeship and you will be completing a Level 2 Engineering qualification. You will be employed directly by the client but be support every step of the way by PETA.

Throughout the duration of the Apprenticeship you will be required to attend PETA’s Havant training center for off-the-job training.  This will be a 18-month programme, structured as 15 months of day release (1 day a week) of skills training at PETA Ltd where you will complete the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Engineering Operations (Skills). Your units will include:

  • Working Safely in an Engineering Environment
  • Carrying out Engineering Activities Efficiently and Effectively
  • Using and communicating technical information
  • Preparing and Using Manual Metal Arc Welding Equipment
  • Preparing and Using Manual TIG or Plasma-arc Welding Equipment
  • Preparing and Using Semi-automatic MIG, MAG and Flux cored arc Welding Equipment                        

Your independent end point assessment will comprise of:

A theoretical knowledge test, a practical/oral examination to be followed by a professional interview covering the application of knowledge learned during the apprenticeship, the role of the welder in industry and the professional behaviour’s as listed in the Apprenticeship Standard.

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