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Welding Trades

Welding trades workers join metal parts by welding, brazing and soldering, and cut and remove defects from metal using a variety of equipment and techniques.


Median Salary

New workers start around £19,903. Normal pay is £26,022 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £37,055.

Daily Tasks

  • Checks finished workpiece for defects and conformity with specification.
  • Cleans and smoothes weld.
  • Guides electrode or torch along line of weld, burns away damaged areas, and melts brazing alloy or solder into joints.
  • Cuts metal pieces using gas torch or electric arc.
  • Connects wires to power supply, or hoses to oxygen, acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, electric arc, or other source and adjusts controls to regulate gas pressure and rate of flow.
  • Selects appropriate welding equipment such as electric arc, gas torch, etc..

Skills employers are asking for

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Listening
  • Speaking
  • Active Learning
  • Monitoring
  • Writing
  • Science

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General Welder Apprenticeship

If you’re looking to earn while you learn, becoming a General Welder apprentice will set you up for an exciting career in industry.

Length: 2 years
Study: Full-Time
Start date: 5th September 2022
Location: Employer Based

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