February 2018—Burnley-based Pipeline Induction Heat (PIH), the world’s leading specialist field joint coating company, has appointed five new apprentices to work within the business while studying at Burnley College.

Kerrie Appleby and James Gregson are gaining valuable experience within the proposals department, while Emily Edwards is working within the commercial team administrating project contracts. All are studying business administration NVQ Level 3 under a two-year apprenticeship scheme at Burnley College.

Ella Beardsworth and Fraser Davies are studying an NVQ in engineering and are benefitting from hands-on workshop-based experience within the manufacturing and engineering division of the company.

Stephen Culshaw, who has worked as an apprentice within PIH since 2015, is currently in his last year of a three-year electrical engineering apprenticeship.

PIH Managing Director, Paul McShane said: “As the oil and gas sector grows in popularity as a career choice for millennials, it’s important that students get the chance to come and work within the business to see for themselves what the industry has to offer.

“Apprentices are an integral cog in our machine and have a vital role within the company. Being able to learn while on the job is a great way of fast-tracking a career and offers students an early advantage on others entering the industry.”

Simon Jordan, Director of Themis at Burnley College said: “Here at Themis at Burnley College we are proud that our hard-working and motivated apprentices are at the very heart of successful businesses such as Pipeline Induction Heat.

“Many young people recognise the advantages of embarking on an apprenticeship through Themis for their chosen career, gaining valuable workplace experience alongside the very best training by our industry-leading trainers assessors. It is a real opportunity for them to take the first steps on the career ladder and show employers they have the determination, innovation and dedication to become a future boss.”

Providing application equipment and material solutions that protect pipelines from corrosion, heat loss and mechanical damage, Burnley-based PIH, a Stanley Black and Decker company, is the world’s leading field joint coating (FJC) services provider. The company delivers field joint coating and other custom coating services to the onshore and offshore pipeline construction industry. Services include application of corrosion protection, foam infill and thermal insulation systems.

Through almost 40 years of experience, PIH has gained a global reputation for successful project delivery through a culture built on safety, passion for innovation, commercial competitiveness, specialist automated equipment and highly trained personnel.

For further information contact PIH – 01282 415323 – www.pih.co.uk @PIH_Coating