Apprentice Welder / Fabricator - Serco Maritime Services

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Job Summary

Location: Portsmouth - PO1 3LT
Salary per week: £211.53
Working hours: 37.5 Hours (Mon - Fri 07.30 – 15.30)
Applications in by: 22/07/2019
Interview Date: 26/07/2019
Job Code: EP32156

This is an exciting position to become an expert welder fabricator, learning to operate, maintain and repair vessels structure and equipment in a safe, effective and economic manner in alignment with relevant regulations and company procedures.

Serco has been providing maritime support services to the Royal Navy for over 20 years in the 3 major dockyard ports. They have vast experience delivering complex and sensitive maritime support operations to the Royal Navy and other government departments that require maritime support or maritime assets. Having unparalleled experience in technical maritime capabilities and relied upon to provide extensive marine services to the UK’s Royal Navy they provide a platform for innovative approaches, new capabilities, operational support, and assured service delivery, whilst offering best value for money.

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Duties will include:

  • You will be trained to weld a range of materials using a variety of welding equipment (MIG/TIG/MMA)
  • 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 including 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 Serco’s quality standards are achieved.
  • Site safety is of paramount importance to Serco, you will complete a period of off the job training as well as a Serco 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.
  • Become competent reading and interpret drawings, data and documentation used to produce machined components

Skills required:

  • Good interpersonal skills  
  • Team player
  • Ability to self-motivate
  • Ability to use own initiative and to work to tight timescales
  • Ability to prioritise workload, working in a logical and methodical manner
  • Flexible and proactive with a commitment to customer satisfaction and continuous improvement.    
  • Ability to communicate at all levels, both in writing and orally (including good telephone manner)
  • Must be able to provide technical reasoning skills to resolve problems associated with the various elements of the post and be able to bench overhaul, clean and adjust specific items of equipment.

Personal qualities:

  • You will need to be enthusiastic, reliable, determined and hardworking and prepared to constantly learn and develop new skills with an interest in engineering.

Qualifications required:

  • 4 GCSEs or acceptable equivalent as follows:
  • Maths Grade B (5) or above
  • English and a Science subject Grade A - C (9-4)
  • An additional GCSE Grade A – C (9-4)


  • 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays
  • On-site parking
  • Employee assistance programme
  • This role has an incremental pay progression scale which is based on performance and those that are on time with their Apprenticeship and have completed agreed qualifications and training.

Future Prospects:

  • Progression to advanced apprenticeship on successful completion of this programme.
  • Serco is a multi-national company that is able to offer a wide range of career and further job opportunities both within the UK and worldwide.  Our people management programme encourages internal advancement and active support is given to all employees’ Continuous Professional Development. Progression and development opportunities.

Applications in by: 22/07/2019
Interview Date: 26/07/2019
Job Code: EP32156

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