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Welding Academy

If you’re interested in a career as a welder, 24 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 eight participating companies

Training

The Welding Academy is a six week intensive training course to prepare you for a job role in the engineering and manufacturing sector under the Assured Skills Programme.

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 a participating company.

Who can apply

Applicants must:

  • be at least 18 years old by Monday 14 June 2021 for cohort 1, or be at least 18 years of age by 26 July 2021 for cohort 2
  • be eligible to work in the UK

How to apply

Apply online by 12.00 noon on Friday 14 May 2021.

Key dates

An online information session will be held week commencing 24 May 2021 and applicants will be contacted directly by SWC with joining instructions. 

All interviews will be held Tuesday 25 May to Thursday 27 May 2021 at SWC Dungannon Campus.  Depending on COVID-19 restrictions applicants maybe be interviewed remotely using video communication services such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom or by telephone if this is not possible.

Successful applicants will attend six weeks intensive training at a dedicated training venue in Cookstown.

Successful candidates will be enrolled into one of the two training cohorts that will be held on the following dates:

  • Cohort 1 -  Monday 14 June 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021*
  • Cohort 2 -  Monday 26 July 2021 to Friday 3 September 2021*

*Note the participating companies will select the participants for each cohort and these dates may be cancelled or changed due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation

Company Information

There are 8 companies participating in the Welding Academy as follows:

  • Dawson Manufacturing and Engineering
  • EDGE
  • Nugents
  • Northern Hydraulics Ltd
  • Specdrum
  • Steelweld
  • Strickland
  • TEREX

Further information

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.

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