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Welding engineers work on the design, maintenance and development of a wide range of welding systems and equipment.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility.
Entry requirements mean welding engineers typically hold a degree-level qualification in Engineering or a similar discipline. Suitable qualifications would be a BEng or MEng in Metallurgy and Materials Science or Engineering, or a Cranfield MSc in Welding Engineering.
An HND or HNC in a relevant qualification offers an alternative entry route. Once you complete your course, you may gain entry into the second or third year of a relevant engineering degree course. Learning and knowledge can be developed through internships and on-the-job assignments, with the opportunity for full or part-time study.
Many welding engineers also start their careers as welder fabricators, working their way through college to achieve higher qualifications.
Explore the progression opportunities below