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  • Fabrication and Welding courses at the Grimsby Institute
Life is made of ever so many partings welded together
Charles Dickens
Fabrication and Welding courses at the Grimsby Institute

Fabrication and Welding

There is currently a shortage of Fabricators and Welders in our area. You can train and gain the necessary skills to succeed in this area with us. Our Engineering and Renewable Energy Centre offers you the unique chance to work with a variety of welding equipment as well as diagnostic testing equipment which has been installed to help our learners develop the up-to-date skills the industry is looking for in its future employees.

With the current workforce shortage in mind the demand for people with fabrication and welding skills will only continue to grow and you can expect to earn around £16k - £31k+ a year.

You will learn about aspects of the trade such as cutting, forming and joining metal and using different methods of carrying out sheet metal cutting, forming and assembly including oxy-fuel equipment and manual metal arc and TIG welding.

Guest speakers and visitors from the likes of Jacobs Field Services, 4 Matic, Centrica and Millennial Global will impart their knowledge and experience while our dedicated staff team, who all have industrial backgrounds, ensure the best possible training and work closely with industrial specialists to guarantee the department stays at the forefront of welding and cutting technology and continue to have strong links with The Welding Institute (TWI) and the Association for Welding Training and Education (AWFTE).

What Next?

If you are considering uni, you could study at University Centre Grimsby for a qualification such as the HNC in Operations Engineering and then top up to a full degree. If you want to gain practical experience in the work place you might want to consider an Apprenticeship. Apprenticeships pathways in Fabrication and Welding are available here at the Grimsby Institute, visit the Apprenticeship website today for more details.
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Learners will cover aspects such as cutting, forming and joining metal, sheet metal cutting, forming and assembly including Oxy-fuel equipment and manual metal arc and TIG welding.
Work related activity will enable learners to put their knowledge into practice.
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Luke Sherwood
Luke Sherwood
Luke Sherwood, a Level 3 Fabrication Apprentice, was named as the national champion of Construction Metalwork at the UKSkills competitions, held at Birmingham NEC. Luke, who could now form part of the UK Team competing in Abu Dhabi in 2017, said:

“It was an amazing experience. Without the Institute none of this would have happened, the tutors have really helped me a lot and even stayed back and worked extra hours to help me, teaching me things that I didn’t know, and that’s what helped me do so well. I feel really proud to be number one.”

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