Welders cut, shape and join sections of metal plate and pipes in a wide range of industries. These include construction and engineering, transport, aerospace, and offshore oil and gas. They also carry out repairs on manufacturing equipment and machinery.
You will need to have:
good hand-to-eye coordination
the ability to work accurately
good concentration levels
the ability to work without direct supervision
the ability to understand technical plans and drawings
good maths skills
the ability to solve problems
an understanding of safe working practices
A common way into this career is through an Apprenticeship in engineering. To get on to a scheme, you will usually need four GCSEs (grades A-C), in subjects like maths, engineering, ICT, English or science.
Banbury is a historic market town on the River Cherwell in Oxfordshire, England. Banbury is a significant commercial and retail centre for the surrounding
area of north Oxfordshire and southern parts of Warwickshire and Northamptonshire which are predominantly rural.
Banbury's main industries are motorsport, car components, electrical goods, plastics, food processing, and printing. Banbury is easy to travel to as it has connections to the A423 main Aroad. It also has its own train station called Banbury Station for another way to travel to and from.