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YOU WILL GAIN A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS IN WELDING, FABRICATION AND BLACKSMITHING AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE PIECES OF INCREASING DIFFICULTY AND INTRICACY. TRAINEES THAT PROVE THEMSELVES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE AN NVQ L2 AND CITY & GUILDS. WHETHER YOU WANT TO PURSUE ARTISTIC BLACKSMITHING OR FABRICATING OR INDUSTRIAL WELDING, YOU WILL HAVE THE EQUIPMENT AND TUTORING NECESSARY TO PUT YOU IN A POSITION TO EMBARK ON A CAREER IN THE METALWORK INDUSTRY.

Metalwork

YOU WILL GAIN A WIDE RANGE OF EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS IN WELDING, FABRICATION AND BLACKSMITHING AS YOU DEVELOP YOUR CREATIVITY AND KNOWLEDGE TO MAKE PIECES OF INCREASING DIFFICULTY AND INTRICACY. TRAINEES THAT PROVE THEMSELVES HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO COMPLETE AN NVQ L2 AND CITY & GUILDS. WHETHER YOU WANT TO PURSUE ARTISTIC BLACKSMITHING OR FABRICATING OR INDUSTRIAL WELDING, YOU WILL HAVE THE EQUIPMENT AND TUTORING NECESSARY TO PUT YOU IN A POSITION TO EMBARK ON A CAREER IN THE METALWORK INDUSTRY.

Our Metalwork Department can help you to...

  • Learn welding techniques using MMA & MIG
  • Develop forging techniques, making a range of pieces of increasing complexity and skill
  • Use a comprehensive range of metal workshop machinery
  • Get your licence to work on sites (CSCS Card)
  • A college course NVQ L2 for trainees who prove themselves
  • No prior experience is necessary as full training is given

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Learning basics of the trade and gaining work experience.

Complete Level 1 basic theory course.

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Welding techniques, MMA and MIG.
  • Understanding and using the forge, basic forging techniques, forging hot steel, making scrolls and tapering points
  • Using a comprehensive range of metal workshop machinery
  • Making a range of pieces of increasing complexity and skill
  • Understanding paint mixes and using the spray gun

Increasing work experience and skill level.

Complete Level 2 basic theory course

By the end of Level 2, trainees should have had the opportunity to take tests and acquire:

  • CSCS
  • Driving Theory
  • Emergency First Aid
  • Manual handling
  • Working at Heights
  • Health & Safety

Examples of dept skills you can learn:

  • Welding techniques, MMA and MIG.
  • Understanding and using the forge, basic forging techniques, forging hot steel, making scrolls and tapering points
  • Using a comprehensive range of metal workshop machinery
  • Making a range of pieces of increasing complexity and skill
  • Understanding paint mixes and using the spray gun

Trainees who prove themselves and for whom it is deemed appropriate there may be opportunities to extend the placement and achieve a deeper level of work experience and skill.

Trainees might get the opportunity to work toward or achieve some part of the following:

  • Driving practical
  • NVQ
  • College course City & Guilds

Metalwork Department Social Highlights

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Hard at work in the forge #metalwork ... See MoreSee Less

Hard at work in the forge #metalwork

Impressive new gate made and installed by #metalwork ... See MoreSee Less

Impressive new gate made and installed by #metalwork

The firepit is live! Great work from #building and #metalwork and lots of fun for #foundationlife ... See MoreSee Less

The firepit is live! Great work from #building and #metalwork and lots of fun for #foundationlife

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In action on the metal saw #metalwork ... See MoreSee Less

In action on the metal saw #metalwork

All our metalworkers all had a hand in making these magnificent arches, panels, pond covers and gates with nature inspired reed and grasses. Wowie factor #metalwork ... See MoreSee Less

All our metalworkers all had a hand in making these magnificent arches, panels, pond covers and gates with nature inspired reed and grasses.   Wowie factor   #metalworkImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Well done to our trainee metalworkers who entered the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths Hugh Adams award this year. The Venus Fly Trap won the cup. #metalwork #blacksmiths #blacksmithingisfun #foundationlife ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to our trainee metalworkers who entered the Worshipful Company of Blacksmiths Hugh Adams award this year.    The Venus Fly Trap won the cup. #metalwork #blacksmiths #blacksmithingisfun #foundationlifeImage attachmentImage attachment+1Image attachment

Well done to everyone who received certificates this month. #building #painting #estate #landscaping #metalwork #carpentry #foundationlife ... See MoreSee Less

Well done to everyone who received certificates this month.   #building #painting #estate #landscaping #metalwork #carpentry #foundationlifeImage attachmentImage attachment+3Image attachment

The fireplace for our new firepit, made by the #metalwork trainees and featuring our very own phoenix. Amazing 🤩 ... See MoreSee Less

The fireplace for our new firepit, made by the #metalwork trainees and featuring our very own phoenix. Amazing 🤩

The Firepit. No it's not Mallorca, it's Cowfold. I GOT A TEXT.... Can everyone please gather round the firepit. The public have been voting, and.....Darren there is not going to be a re-coupling........you are going home 🤣
Seriously now, the firepit is looking fabulous and the #builders are doing a great job so well done to everyone in the department and Darren. #foundationlife #carpentry #metalwork #estate #building
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The Firepit.   No its not  Mallorca,  its  Cowfold.   I GOT A TEXT.... Can everyone please gather round the firepit.  The public have been voting,  and.....Darren there is not going to be a re-coupling........you are going home   🤣
Seriously now, the firepit is looking fabulous and the #builders are doing a great job so well done to everyone in the department and Darren.  #foundationlife #carpentry #metalwork #estate #building

Made by our metalwork department who develop skills which will give them a fabulous career when they finish their training here #metalwork ... See MoreSee Less

Made by our metalwork department who develop skills which will give them a fabulous career when they finish their training here #metalwork
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