• £15,600.00

Great opportunity to join the welding department as a General Welder Apprentice Birtley Group is home to four of the UK construction industry’s most trusted names: Birtley, Bowater Doors, Expamet and Expamet Construction. All four brands work side-by-side within the group, each continuing to develop and market its own well established range of products. The overall group structure, allow us to deliver even higher levels of customer service efficiency and market –leading value for money. Our Apprentice Welder role sits within the Birtley Brand Birtley began life as Birtley Building Products in 1965, based at the current site in County Durham. Originally a steel fabricator for the areas mining and power generation industries, the company made its first steel lintels in 1967. Since then, Birtley has grown from reliable local supplier to a UK-wide force in construction design technology and product development

Future prospects

To grow with the business, our aim is to successfully train and develop an applicant in all areas of the welding systems, the procedures and the processes which can be utilised in a organisation.
The aim is to progress over time.
This role will be permanent after the 18-month Welding role, subject to KPI’s and performance.

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting a relevant qualification all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid. You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.81 an hour (April 2022)

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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