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Assured Skills Academy - Welding Academy

Start Date: 10th January 2022
Code: WELDB1

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena


Duration: 7 Weeks Full-time
Number of weeks: 7
Start date: 10th January 2022
End date: 25th February 2022

Course Content

The Welding Academy is a seven week intensive training course (including the two weeks employer based training consolidation) which will prepare you for welding positions currently available in the engineering and manufacturing sector under the Assured Skills Programme.

Training will be delivered at our Ballymena Farm Lodge campus from January 2022.  Participating compaines include Maine Group, Garvagh/Magherafelt; McAuley Engineering, Ballymoney; McCauley Trailers, Toomebridge; SDC, Toomebridge; Terex, Ballymena and Wrightbus, Ballymena.


  • Guaranteed interview with a participating company if you successfully complete the course
  • Weekly training allowance - £155
  • Weekly travel expenses
  • Childcare allowance (if eligible)
  • Gain an industry recognised welding qualification

How to apply

Apply directly through NI Direct online by 12noon on Friday 10 December 2021.  For further information visit NI Direct.

You must:

  • be at least 18 years old by Monday 10 January 2022
  • be eligible to work in the UK

This opportunity is not open to anyone currently employed within the manufacturing and engineering sector.

If in full-time employment – by accepting this offer of a place on this pre-employment training Academy, you are committing to pursuing a job opportunity with at least one of the employers supporting the Academy.  

This Academy is not available as an upskilling opportunity to anyone currently employed (including as an apprentice) planning to return to that employment after the completion of this Academy.

Farm Lodge Buildings
BT43 7DF
028 2565 2871


Marie Donaghy

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