Apprentice Welder

York, North Yorkshire
11 Jun 2021
23 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full time

This post is not suitable as a job share opportunity.

City of York Council are seeking to recruit an apprentice welder within the wider blacksmiths/highways team

This post will  contribute towards the provision of an efficient and effective service/team in highway metalwork repairs and installation work within a highways environment, as well some workshop fabrication through the training, knowledge and skills development

During your time with us, you will be working towards a General Welder level 2 apprenticeship which will include in procedures such as MIG(Metal Insert gas)TIG (Tungsten insert gas)/ SMA (Shielded metal arc)

Further details can be found at:

You will require drive, enthusiasm, good inter personal skills, be a  good communicator and have the ability to learn all attributes of the role within a small friendly team.

You will work alongside our team and will assist with:

  • the maintenance, repairs and installation of highway metalwork assets including signs/sign posts, guard rails, fencing, barriers, gates, walkway hand rails, minor vehicle repairs etc.
  • the installation of new and repaired or fabricated highways metalwork assets using a full range of installation materials and techniques
  • routine checking and testing of all types of welding equipment including gas bottle regulator valves/torches/bottles etc

Fixed Term for 18 months

As part of our recruitment process, you will be asked to complete an on-line assessment in English and maths with East Riding College prior to being invited for an interview. The Council is highly committed to investing in the talent and wellbeing of our staff and can offer a generous annual leave allowance, access to the Local Government Pension Scheme, comprehensive Health and Wellbeing initiatives and a reward package which recognises your contribution. We can offer flexible working practices, community engagement and volunteer activities and, as part of our commitment to you, promote continuous Learning and Development. In addition we also offer a growing range of discounts, rewards and savings.

For further information or an informal discussion please contact Derek Grant, Street Lighting/blacksmiths Delivery Manager,  or on 01904 553090 

Closing date:  Wednesday 23 June 2021 at 12 midnight

Interview date:  Week commencing Monday 19 or 26 July

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