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Welding Trades

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About this career

£32,526

Median salary

New workers start around £21,797.03. Normal pay is £32,526 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £49,077.04.
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Jobs

Subjects achieved a 100% pass rate, including Maths, Further Maths, Physics, English Literature and Spanish.

Daily Tasks

  • Checks finished workpiece for defects and conformity with specification.
  • Cleans and smoothes weld.
  • Guides electrode or torch along line of weld, burns away damaged areas, and melts brazing alloy or solder into joints.
  • Cuts metal pieces using gas torch or electric arc.
  • Connects wires to power supply, or hoses to oxygen, acetylene, argon, carbon dioxide, electric arc, or other source and adjusts controls to regulate gas pressure and rate of flow.
  • Selects appropriate welding equipment such as electric arc, gas torch, etc..

Skills

Job postings

Reading Comprehension
48
Learning Strategies
45
Mathematics
45
Critical Thinking
45
Active Listening
41
Speaking
40
Active Learning
40
Monitoring
31
Writing
24
Science
21