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Welder fabricators cut and join metal and other materials into a wide range of structures for use throughout the built environment.
Salaries typically range depending on location and level of responsibility. Self employed Welder Fabricators set their own pay rates.
A common way into this career is through an apprenticeship, either in engineering or in the specific trade. An apprenticeship provides paid employment while skills are being learned.
To be accepted on an apprenticeship scheme, it is generally recommended to achieve four GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, including maths, English and science, or their equivalents, such as the Welsh Baccalaureate or Scottish Nationals.
An alternative would be to gain a welding qualification, which would give you many of the skills required for the job. The Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), the Science, Engineering, Manufacturing and Technologies Alliance (SEMTA) and the Welding Institute (TWI) all provide further information about training and qualifications.
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