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.
An historical market town, at the southern edge of Yorkshire, Doncaster is renowned for its horse racing, rich railway heritage and its wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture on the Great North Road.
The town of Doncaster sits at the very heart of this borough, and has history all around and the architecture in Doncaster reflects the different ages. There are the remains of the original Roman wall; Saxon church architecture; Norman castles at Conisbrough and Tickhill; and a wealth of Georgian and Regency architecture reflecting the glory days of Doncaster when it really was the most important town in this part of England.
Doncaster is at the heart of the UK and its motorway network, with the M18, M1, A1 (M), M62, M180 making access and travel so easy in and around Doncaster and to other parts of Yorkshire and beyond.
Over 108 trains pass through Doncaster station daily linking the town to the major cities of London, York, Leeds, Sheffield, Manchester, Newcastle and further North. The East Coast Main Line is one of Europe's most important rail routes, linking England's and Scotland's capital and passing directly through Doncaster and the region.