If you’re interested in a career as a welder, 12 training opportunities are currently available. If you successfully complete the academy, you’ll gain an industry recognised welding qualification and be considered for a potential job role with one of the companies taking part.
The Welding Academy is a seven week intensive training course to prepare you for a job role in the engineering and manufacturing sector under the Assured Skills Programme. It is the third Welding Academy of seven, due to be delivered before 31 March 2022.
Training will be delivered by South West College (SWC) at a dedicated training facility in Cookstown. Those selected for the Academy will study ETCAL Level 2 Performing Engineering Operations and Certified Abrasive Wheels Training.
If you successfully complete the course, you'll be guaranteed a job interview with one of the companies taking part.
Who can apply
- be at least 18 years old by Monday 6 September 2021
- be eligible to work in the UK
How to apply
Apply online at welding academy by 12.00 noon on Friday 6 August 2021.
An information session will be held week commencing 16 August 2021. SWC will contact you with joining instructions.
All interviews will be held from Tuesday 17 August to Thursday 19 August at SWC Dungannon Campus.
Depending on COVID-19 restrictions, you may be interviewed remotely using video communication services such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom, or by telephone if this is not possible.
Successful applicants will attend six weeks intensive training at a dedicated training venue in Cookstown.
Training will be held on the following dates:
- Monday 6 September to Friday 15 October*
*The companies taking part will select the participants and these dates may be subject to cancellation or change due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation.
There are eleven companies taking part in this welding academy:
- Burrowes Engineering Ltd
- Cootes Engineering Ltd
- Edge Innovate (NI) Ltd
- J and B Engineering Ltd
- Nugent Engineering
- Specdrum Ltd
- Steelweld Fabrications Ltd
- Toddsleap Racking & Shelving Ltd
- BMI Trailers
For more information on this academy or to receive updates on new academy opportunities as they arise, contact the Department for the Economy – Employer Skills Branch.
To find out how your information will be managed, you can view the privacy notice for Assured Skills.