Life as a WEC Group Apprentice

Our pledge as an employer is inspiring our apprentices to become the best that they can be in order to build a successful future for themselves.

The new facility was created with a clear vision, that WEC Group could nuture and develop the skills of local individuals, who would then go on to have long and successful careers within the company. Since opening, the academy has welcomed over 200 apprentices in advanced disciplines including welding and fabrication, mechanical engineering and CNC Machining.



I chose my apprenticeship at WEC Group as I saw the wide range of apprenticeships they offer and thought it would be excellent for my future.

I am currently working on a variation of projects and quotations that gradually increase in difficulty along with my skill level.

I would highly recommend WEC Group to any young individual, they have guided me in the right direction to become a fully qualified sales estimator in the future.

Ethan Trainee Sales Estimator

I chose to start my career at WEC Group after I heard that they offered good qualifications through Themis Burnley College.

Through my apprenticeship I have learnt to weld and fabricate to high standards. What I enjoy the most about working at WEC is that I get to work on decent jobs and we have a good laugh with the lads.

One of the main benefits is that you get lots of overtime and good bonuses on jobs.

Declan 2nd Year Welding & Fabrication Apprentice

I chose to work at WEC Group as they offer an amazing apprenticeship programme and have a variation of jobs available.I really enjoy the variety of jobs I get to work on, as they push and challenge you. At the moment I have been welding and fabricating some large ovens for a local company.

I would recommend WEC to any individual who is looking for a career in engineering. Personally, I think that WEC is the best place to start your career. The management team are brilliant and will do anything they can to help you.

Owen Welding & Fabrication Apprentice