Hello Gabriella, where do you want to work as a welder so that I can help you get all set with the right tools and equipment?
Are you looking to be an apprentice? or to go self employed?
do you want to weld in construction/steel fixing, industrial, Marine/boat building or Energy sector such as wind farm tower construction ?
I have worked in heavy industry and construction as well as energy and boat building.
I can also help you learn more about non destructive testing, inspection, materials selection and testing, powder coating and painting as well as electroplating and galvanic protection and liquid and chemical fluid and powder transfer systems and characteristics, Earth/ground protection and ESD protection, pipe rolling/forming and bending, plasma cutting (wand and CNC) and spot welding, folding and stamping, fire safety and PPE as well as a few other bits and bobs relating to welding and cutting.
Common welding types today are MIG (Metal inert Gas) TIG(Tungsten inert Gas), Arc/stick welding, CO2 Bathed and Nitrogen bathed MIG (CNC) and underwater arc welding as well as ultrasonic welding and laser welding, oh and Thermite welding (used in railway track construction and repair where alloy powder is melted and forms crystal level bonds effectively re-casting either side of the effective pour, this is also referred to as Exothermic welding as it produces smelting heat)