Jak zatrudnić pracownika z Ukrainy?

How much does a welder course cost?

Well-qualified welders are some of the most sought-after specialists on the Polish and foreign labor market. This profession requires practice and learning, as well as appropriate predispositions and periodic confirmation of qualifications. Every welder can count on very good earnings and secure employment. How and why is it worth learning this profession? How much does a welder course cost? We present the conditions, benefits and costs of obtaining valuable welding skills.

Who is it for and what is the welder course like?

To take a welder’s course, you must be at least 18 years old, have at least primary education, be in good health and have no medical contraindications. You should also know that in addition to welding skills and documented qualifications, the profession of a welder requires physical condition needed to work in difficult conditions, accuracy, perseverance and the ability to cooperate in a group. Moreover, this profession involves traveling to various places in the country and abroad.

The welder course consists of a theoretical and practical part. It is conducted by instructors with many years of experience. The duration of the course depends on the level of its advancement and whether it is conducted during the day, part-time, weekend or individual. Typically, everything takes a hundred or so hours for two weeks. The aim of the course is to prepare for the exam and obtain welding qualifications. When joining the training, you choose one of the following welding techniques:

How much does it cost and what does the welder course cost?

How much it costs to learn welding depends on the scope, level and training system. For a basic course you have to pay 810 – 945 USD. The total cost includes:

  • entry fee or reservation
  • theoretical and practical training
  • materials for theoretical training
  • welding materials for exercises,
  • internal examination and certificate of completion of training.

What additional costs may arise when participating in a welder’s course? Meals during meetings may be charged additionally. You can also pay extra for occupational health and safety training, an external exam and a qualification certificate. Some training centers also offer qualification exams for people who have mastered welding on their own.

What factors influence the price of a welder’s course?

The price of welder training depends on its mode, scope and level. The cheapest is a daily, group course. We will pay more for weekend, part-time and individual training. Does the price of the welder course depend on the level of advancement of the course (basic, advanced, specialized)? Yes, basic courses are cheaper than specialized courses. Average course prices depending on the level are as follows:

Basic Training: PLN 3,000–3,500

3,000 PLN ≈ 810 USD

3,500 PLN ≈ 945 USD

So, the range is approximately $810–$945.

Specialized Training: PLN 3,500–4,500

3,500 PLN ≈ 945 USD

4,500 PLN ≈ 1,215 USD

So, the range is approximately $945–$1,215.

Qualification Training: PLN 3,000-4,500

3,000 PLN ≈ 810 USD

4,500 PLN ≈ 1,215 USD

So, the range is approximately $810–$1,215.

Training Course: PLN 150-200/h

150 PLN ≈ 40.50 USD

200 PLN ≈ 54 USD

So, the range is approximately $40.50–$54 per hour.

Prices of welder training in various places

Are there differences in the cost of welding courses depending on location? Yes, we will pay more for a welder’s course in larger cities and prestigious districts. This is due to the higher costs of maintaining training centers. What are the average costs of welding courses in different countries or regions? The average cost of a basic course in Poland ranges from PLN 3,000 to PLN 3,500. We will pay less for training in the eastern part of the country, and more in the west and south. The course costs even more in the countries of the old European Union. However, the lowest course fees are paid in eastern European countries.

The most important benefits of the welder course

The welder’s course provides the participant with a very good position on the labor market. The most important advantages of this profession are:

  • very attractive earnings,
  • high demand for welders,
  • developing imagination,
  • the opportunity to develop and see the world.

Winsmann can help you employ welders from the East and complete all formalities. We offer comprehensive recruitment and HR services, tailored to the specific needs of both employers and candidates from Ukraine.

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How long is the working time of an employee from Ukraine?

Employing foreigners provides strong support for many Polish enterprises. This allows you to supplement your staff in a situation where there is a lack of well-qualified specialists on the labor market, but not only that. Employees from the East, especially from Ukraine, are employed in all positions, including those that do not require qualifications. How long is the working time of an employee from Ukraine? Can he work beyond the norm? We explain this in the article.

Working time of an employee from Ukraine – basic information

Working time standards for an employee from Ukraine are the same as for all foreigners and Polish citizens. This applies to both citizens of the European Union and those from third countries. Therefore, there are no minimum employment requirements.

Typically, welders from Ukraine work full-time, but the employer has the right to employ them half- or even quarter-time. There are also situations when Ukrainian citizens work even less hours, which results in their low remuneration. Therefore, changes to the regulations regarding the minimum working time of foreigners are planned, as the lack of these regulations may lead to abuse. Working time may depend on the form of employment of a Ukrainian citizen. Polish law allows for a written contract of employment, mandate or specific work, as well as seasonal work.

Working time for full-time employees

What is the statutory length of a week for an employee from Ukraine? Every foreigner and Polish citizen who is employed full-time under an employment contract should work 40 hours a week in accordance with the Labor Code. This may be work 5 days a week or less, as well as on weekends, if necessary due to the company’s operating mode.

Of course, the employer has the right to employ ½ or ¼ time, but this must be specified in the contract, including remuneration for part-time work. If a holiday falls on a non-working day in a given month, the total working time is reduced by 8 hours.

What are the rules regarding overtime and days off?

A full-time employee from Ukraine can work from Monday to Friday, as well as on Saturdays and Sundays. However, by law, Sunday is a day off and the obligation to work on this day depends on the specific nature of the organization in which the employee is employed.

For work on Sunday, you are entitled to time off on another day of the week. An employee from Ukraine employed under an employment contract is entitled to 11 hours of rest each day. This condition may not be met only if the employee participates in unforeseen tasks, such as rescue operations or troubleshooting.

Is an employee from Ukraine obliged to work beyond the norm when necessary?

Overtime, according to Polish law, is work above the norm, i.e. more than 40 hours. in the week. This is necessary for some professions and permissible in every workplace at the request of the employer. An employee who has a standard employment contract cannot refuse overtime. However, he is entitled to additional remuneration or an appropriate number of hours off.

For overtime at times when there is usually no work (e.g. at night, Sunday and holidays), the employee is entitled to double the rate of remuneration. For other days it should be an additional 50% of the salary. Please note that overtime cannot conflict with the 11-hour daily rest restriction. An employer cannot order overtime work for pregnant women and employees who take care of a child up to 4 years old if they have not consented to overtime.