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Welder jobs in London

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Welder

Welders work in a range of different sectors including construction, transport and logistics, utilities, engineering, aerospace, off-shore oil and defence.  Depending on the requirements of the job, welders will work with metals and alloys, cutting and joining using a variety of welding techniques such Arc, MIG, TIG and Stick Welding.  Similar job titles include Fabricator, MIG/TIG Welder, Coded Welder, Automotive Welder, Machine Shop Operator or Engineering Fitter.

Day-to-day tasks for Welders may include setting out the materials to be cut or joined following engineering instructions and drawings, inspecting and testing cuts and joins using precision measuring instruments as well as using general workshop tools and small machine equipment such as saws, drills, lathe & mills, including hand tools and hand power tools. Welders will also frequently use manual and computer-operated machinery for drilling, milling and cutting.

Next Phase regularly has opportunities for Welder Fabricators and MIG/TIG Welders working on armoured vehicles focusing on vehicle protection systems, seats and the installation of sub systems. Previous experience of working on automotive or military projects is highly advantageous for these welding jobs.

Skills Required for a Career in Welding

- NVQ Certification in Fabrication & Welding Engineering Level 2 and 3-

- City and Guilds trained

- Welding standards to BS4872-1: 1982 and BS9606-1

- Understanding of technical plans

- Ability to concentrate for long periods

- Reasonable maths and measuring skills

- self- motived, able to work as part of a team

Salary Levels and Career Progression

The starting salary for a career in welding is around £16,000 to £19,000 which can increase to around £35,000 for highly experienced welders.  Due to the nature of the work and the need to be flexible with regard to location, many welders work on a self-employed contract basis for which the hourly rate is around £16.   With experience and a good track record, welders may be promoted to a supervisory role or be a workshop manager.

London

In addition to being the capital city of the United Kingdom, London (aka Greater London) is one of the nine official regions of England and consists of 32 boroughs plus the City of London.  London is a global city with a population of 9 million and is the most densely populated region in European. 

London is the world's leading financial centre for international business and as such the financial services industry in London, including banking, insurance, broking and fund management make the largest contribution to London's economy.   Other major industries in the London region include real estate, legal, accountancy, creative industries such as fashion, design and art, media and TV, legal, construction, London tourism, pharmaceuticals, biotech and retail.  In recent years many technology companies, especially those in FinTech, have set up in the area of East London known as the “Silicon Roundabout”, putting London on the map as a key area of growth.

London has a wealth of iconic and world famous London attractions such as Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral, the Tower of London, Tower Bridge, beautiful parks, numerous world class museums, a vibrant London theatre land and global cuisine, the combination of which attracted over 19 million visitors to London in 2016.  London tourism numbers have received a substantial boost thanks to the hugely successful Olympic Games held in London in 2012.

Famous people born in London: Idris Elba, actor and Adele, singer.