By becoming a Pipefitting or Welding apprentice, you can earn whilst you learn and from the best!
Our tutors are the best in their fields – learn welding from a professional welder, and pipefitting from an actual pipefitter! By learning a craft, you will secure high wages and a job for life. And more importantly, the two crafts will learn side by side, working together as they would in industry.
Our Industry led, Welding and Pipefitting Hub has 14 welding bays, 14 pipefitting bays, with state-of-the-art equipment such as Lincoln Electric welding equipment Morgan Rushworth Steel Worker and Pipefitting equipment such as industry-leading pipe benders and TAG pneumatic pipe preparation. In the workshop we are well equipped with a guillotine, press-brake, band saws, grinding bays, a weld testing area and thermal cutting capabilities such as plasma and oxy-propane.
CATCH Apprenticeship course’s focus on hands-on, practical skills, such as MMA, TIG, MAG and Flux Core welding, weld preparation, reading of drawings, material selection and preparation, measuring, marking out and cutting to size, bending, pressure testing and NDT and DT procedures and testing methods. Our Hub enables you to hone these skills in a safe environment with a supportive staff that cares about your wellbeing as well as your future.
A welder specialises in the fusing of materials, usually metals with intense heat to produce products or build infrastructure.
A pipe fitter is responsible for the installation or repair of pipeline systems, that will carry various commodities around the region and the UK.
Working mainly in engineering and construction, a plater is a specialist metal worker, who shapes, constructs or repairs metal for specific projects, such as pipes, tanks, vessels and structural components.
Both Welders and Pipefitters are in demand, benefits include high wages, job security and high job satisfaction. By becoming a welder or a pipefitter you have a job for life
A pipe welding apprenticeship will typically be 48 months with plate welding being 36 months, metal fabrication 42 months. A pipefitting apprenticeship will typically run for 36 months. All 3 apprenticeship standards now include an end point assessment (EPA) which can change the duration depending on the candidate.