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Welding and fabrication professionals are in constant demand in factories and service plants throughout the country. Welders with experience of cutting and seamlessly fusing metal together are highly prized by managers of contracting firms, employers and public authorities
Applicants for work in the UK are expected to have previous exposure to welding processes such as TIG, Arc, laser, friction and butt with both non-tubular and tubular uses. While junior welders only need basic experience of cutting and fabrication, more senior incumbents are required to work from blueprints and written specifications
While no formal school qualifications are needed to secure a position in the industry, candidates should have good numeracy and mechanical skills as well as be able to work at heights or in confined spaces. Preference is often given to those with NVQ or CSCS certification.
Positions are available for proficient welders anywhere in the UK where there is a requirement to cut, fuse or alter metal frames or installations. Most jobs in the trade are paid hourly and rates vary from around £9.50 to £13.00, with additional subsidies for travel and overtime.
Welders perform various forms of welding. These include Manual metal, Oyacetylene, and Tungsten inert gas (TIG) welding. The job of a Welder involves working with metals, copper, brass, pipes, steel, iron and any material that is required to be melted, heated, or fused.
These professionals may choose to work as consultants, alone in workshops or with a construction, building, marine, automotive or manufacturing companies. This job can be very dangerous and Welders are required to wear safety gear and follow the necessary health and safety guidelines.
A Welder usually performs many of the following tasks:
• Conducting inspections
• Specialising in different areas of welding
• Using mechanised systems and metal inert gas (MIG) welding
• Performing hand welding
• Analysing engineering drawings
• Cutting and joining material
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Wolverhampton, West Midlands
Oldham, Lancashire, North West
£21000 - £25000/annum
Abingdon, Oxfordshire, South East
£30000 - £35000 per annum
Redditch, Worcestershire, West Midlands
From £63,500 to £63,500 per annum TAX FREE
£30000 - £380000 per annum
Burnley, Lancashire, North West
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