Wielands Metals - Level 2 - Welding Apprentice

  • Company: Wieland Metals Birmingham Ltd
  • Location: Aston, B6 5SA
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: £230.00 per week
  • Sector: Engineering and Manufacturing Technologies
  • Ref: VAC-00384
  • Application Deadline Date: 29/09/2022
  • Start Date: 05/09/2022
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Mon to Fri - 8am to 4pm

Brief Description

Wieland Metals Birmingham Ltd are looking to recruit a Welding apprentice. You will be highly trained to work in the world of manufacturing, the initial training will be broad based leading to a first appointment as a welding engineer.

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent at grade 4/C as a minimum in maths and English.

Personal Qualities

Candidates should have an enthusiasm for industry, thirst for knowledge, dependable and willing to work outdoors.

Skills Required

Excellent communication skills
Able to demonstrate a clear interest to work in the manufacturing sector

Future Prospects

The apprentice would be taught a variety of different skills and a number of rolling machines. The Company will coach and mentor the individual to their highest capability.

Vacancy Detail

Wieland Metals is a leading supplier of copper alloy strip, combining state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and practices with over 160 years of experience and heritage. Our Company has progressed from a small, family run business at its inception in 1852 to becoming the UK's largest and most up-to-date manufacturer of precision strip, with a prestigious worldwide customer base.

Our focus on quality enables us to supply the most demanding markets in the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. Internal systems guarantee compliance to relevant external regulations and ensure that our products consistently exceed our customers’ expectations. We continually develop our product range and manufacturing processes to remain at the forefront of copper-based alloy technology.

Recent development of new ground breaking, high performance alloys have further enhanced our product range for the automotive and electronics sectors.

Our Company comprises of –
Electric furnaces
Rolling Mills
Heat treatment
Slitting machines and packing line


Any successful applicant would be expected to utilise and enhance their classroom based education by working alongside and supporting current fabricator welders, both shop based and factory environments. They will learn to fabricate and weld steel structure and components. They will ultimately support other engineers on a variety of breakdowns and preventative maintenance. From heavy duty foundry and rolling mill installations to office block and environmental plant modernisation plans, the range of on-site work will be challenging, interesting and rewarding.

The successful applicant will learn
MIG welding
MMA (ARC) welding
TIG welding
Gas flame cutting
Plasma cutting
Measuring &marking out materials
Material cutting &techniques
Bending, shaping and forming materials
Reading complex drawings
Relevant manual hand tools
Learn all relevant H&S legislation requirements

Other Information

This is a factory environment which may be considered noisy and dirty. This role may involve early starts and possible shift work.

Ready to start your adventure?