Boilermakers and Welders work mostly in heavy industry on site or in engineering workshops.
Conditions are often dirty, hot, dusty and noisy. Boilermakers and Welders are required to wear PPE including leather gloves or welding gauntlets, ear plugs, breathing apparatus, and welding masks or helmets.
Initially the apprentice will assist the tradespersons, doing general duties such as workshop maintenance and deliveries while learning various aspects of the trade. They will train on the job and attend off the job, formal training.