Posted time May 28, 2024 Location Portsmouth Job type Full Time/PAYE


Job Role: Apprentice Welder 

Job Type: Apprenticeship 

Employment Type: Full-time   

Length of Apprenticeship:  Four years  

Working Hours: 36 hours initially for SETA training (Millbrook) period raising to 42.5 when transition to Hythe Engineering 

Location: Between Portsmouth Naval Base, Fareham and Millbrook 

Start Date: September 2024 


About the Programme

By joining a Hythe Engineering Welder apprenticeship, you’ll work and learn as part of a talented team that services and supports BAE and the Royal Navy. You’ll gain valuable skills and qualifications in welding, and cross-sector experience to provide you with all the skills you require for your career as a qualified Marine Welder.   

Your Education/Training

The Welding Apprenticeship is typically a 48-month (4 years) scheme, the first 6 months will be at SETA training academy where you will complete your foundation engineering course. You’ll carry out various tasks ranging from welding structures using Flux Core Arc Welding (FCAW), Manual Metal Arc (MMA), to pipe welding using Tungsten Inert Gas Welding (TIG).  

  • Must be 18+ 
  • 3 GCSEs with at least Grade 5, or equivalent, in Mathematics, English and a Science 
  • Please be aware that many roles working for Hythe Engineering will be subject to security clearance. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels – GOV.UK ( For our early careers roles, you must be able to achieve BPSS and many of them require you to be eligible for Security Clearance. 
Desirable attributes
  • Punctual, Reliable, hands-on attitude 
  • Strong desire to train in an engineering discipline 
  • Flexible and adaptable 
  • Problem-solving abilities 
  • Attention to detail  

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