Opportunities for welders are considerable due to them being an integral part of many different industries. Some industries that consistently require welders are shipbuilding, manufacturing, engineering, car making, construction and many more.
Being self-employed is a real opportunity for welders as there are many contract jobs available and therefore this allows the welder to have the flexibility to work when they want and also to charge more for the time they do work.
A welder with experience can progress within the industry to welding technicians, engineer and inspector roles amongst others. There are opportunities with more advanced high-tech technology methods such as robot welding and electron beams.
Welding skills are easily transferable across different industries so if you start in one industry you can move to another – welding is even done in space!