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
- 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.
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
There are 8 companies participating in the Welding Academy as follows:
- Dawson Manufacturing and Engineering
- Northern Hydraulics Ltd
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.