Decreasing Number Of Welders
Over the past few years the number of welders, not just in the UK but globally, has been steadily declining. This is an issue that needs to be resolved as welding is an essential skill that many businesses and organisations need. So, we at Code A Weld thought that it would be a good idea to shed some light on the many ways that young people can get into a career in welding.
If the following advice is taken by young individuals considering a career in welding, by the time they come to apply they will already have the basics mastered and will be ready to contribute to their company straight away. So, without further ado, here are some of the ways that young people can prepare for a career in welding:
Take Some Courses
In order to get to grips with the theoretical side of welding, it is a good idea to take a few courses to understand more about the subject. These courses can be online, in-person, or even just a basic school class such as physics. Understanding some of the technicalities behind welding will stand you in good stead for when you move onto the more practical side of things.
Enrol In A Training Programme
If the theoretical aspect of welding piqued your interest, we strongly recommend that you enrol in a welding training programme. Here you will put your theory into practice by using what you have learnt to complete some welding exercises. Having this type of experience under your belt will instantly make you stand out from the rest of the candidates if you do decide to pursue a career in welding.
Improve The Basic Skills
Welding is a multifaceted job which requires a lot of skills, some of which you may already have. These include strength, hand-eye coordination and attention to detail, just to name a few. But even if you possess a decent amount of these skills, they can always be improved. It is important to undertake exercises that enhance these qualities as this will give you another advantage if you want to get into welding.
Get In Touch
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog post and if you are considering a career in welding, we hope that you found it useful. If there is any more information that you would like to know, please feel free to contact us and we will do our best to help.