WEC Group Training Academy
Apprenticeships in Welding/Fabrication, CNC Machining & Technical Production Engineering
WEC Group's in-house Training Academy was founded in 2006 and is the only apprenticeship scheme of its type in the UK.
The five-year welding/fabrication, CNC machining and technical production engineering apprenticeships provide individuals in Lancashire, South Yorkshire, Liverpool and surrounding areas with an opportunity to gain the relevant skills to carve out a successful career in engineering, whilst also producing the highly-skilled workers WEC Group needs to fuel its ongoing expansion.
Apprentices work on exciting community projects throughout the year with local authorities, charities and residents to develop their skill sets. Recent work has seen apprentices create a 5ft stainless steel statue in tribute to LS Lowry, a replica weathervane which was donated to a local church after the original was damaged in a storm, as well as a research space rocket for Starchaser Industries.
Every year we also enter our apprentices into the prestigious WorldSkills UK competition as a testament to the world class training they receive. This year, seven of our apprentices competed in the national final and scooped Gold & Bronze medals in Construction Metalwork, as well as winning the regional heat overall!
WEC Group has been recognised in the Centrica Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list. The Top 100 List recognises excellence in businesses that employ apprentices and showcases the breadth of employers who now offer apprenticeships.
The Academy also won the BAE Systems Award for Large Employer of the Year in the Liverpool, Cumbria and Lancashire region finals in 2016.
Applications are now open for our Engineering Apprenticeships in Blackburn, Darwen, Coventry and Rotherham to start in September 2017. Please download an application form and send it back to us as soon as possible for the chance to kickstart your career at an award winning company! Interviews will take place throughout June.
Training Academy Information
Over 80 apprentices have passed through the doors of the Academy since 2006, securing skilled positions at WEC Group.
We involve apprentices in community projects every year to test their newly acquired skills; from building a spitfire memorial sculpture to fabricating a go kart and a weathervane.