Why should I consider a Level 3 Plate Welder Apprenticeship?

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Plate Welder Apprenticeship

Level 3 Plate Welding Apprenticeship

Are you an aspiring Plate Welder looking for a way into the industry via an apprenticeship? Keep reading to learn all about what a Plate Welder is and what the apprenticeship entails.

What is a Plate Welder?

A Plate Welder is someone who manually welds plate and structural components to high standards of quality. Plate Welders contributes to the UK economy through the fabrication, construction and upgrade of major infrastructure projects and defence assets.

Also, a Plate Welder interacts with a wide range of people and organisations including Platers and Metal Fabricators. Plate welders may need to work shifts and flexible work patterns.

The hired candidate for this apprenticeship will be responsible for the safety, quality and accuracy of their own work. Additionally, they would ensure it conforms to a relevant plate welding specification. They work autonomously, or on occasion as part of a wider team, reporting to a workplace supervisor.

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Plate Welder in action

What criteria do I need to meet to apply?

Whilst it would be preferred, if you haven’t achieved your Maths and English qualifications before the apprenticeship start date, it wouldn’t be the end of the world. Apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to achieve this level prior to taking theĀ End-Point Assessment.

Key Competencies

As part of your job role, you will carry out duties that will satisfy a number of competencies. Some examples are:

  • Work safely at all times, complying with health, safety and environmental requirements
  • Can obtain, check and use appropriate documentation
  • Plan and prepare welding activities before commencing the work
  • Prepare, check and protect materials and work areas ready for welding
  • Receive, inspect, condition and maintain consumables


Does this sound like the perfect role for you? You can learn more about this opportunity here. In the meantime, be sure to keep an eye out on our website for more tips and tricks for Apprentices!