PTF Engineering Ltd donate 24 metres of 4” schedule 40 A106 Gr B pipe
The surplus pipe stock was donated to SETA to support the training of Welding and Pipefitter apprentices during their time within the workshop.
Julie Gough, Managing Director of SETA, said: “We are extremely grateful for the donation of pipe from PTF Engineering Ltd. As a registered charity, we have spent the past 50 years committed to quality engineering training for young people and have built links with local schools to try and encourage them into the Industry.
She continues "As a Group Training Association, we are employer led so have a very close working relationship with employers such as PTF Engineering Ltd."
As a local business, PTF Engineering Ltd was formed in the late 1980's to provide fabrication, installations and a site based maintenance service to the petrochemical industry. Since that time the company has grown and now fabricates pipe work and steel work for a range of applications in the Petrochemical, Oil, Pharmaceutical, Gas and Water industries. With a key focus on skid mounted process systems, they offer a comprehensive range of project management, fabrication, installation and mechanical services. With welding and pipefitting at the core.
Andy Thornton, Operations Manager, fully appreciates the benefits that apprentices bring to an organisation. Over 70% of the employees at PTF Engineering Ltd have originally started out as apprentices, including himself. Having begun his career as an apprentice in a different company, Andy's career has progressed to ultimately become Operations Manager. He has recently completed his second apprenticeship at a Level 6, achieving a degree in Business Management.
"PTF Engineering Ltd is pleased to donate the pipe to help train welding and pipefitting apprentices during their time at SETA." said Andy. "Becoming an apprentice with the right company is regarded as the ideal career path providing opportunity, consistency and the perfect foundation to the rest of working life. Apprenticeships and the skills you learn are transferable from business to business."
Julie concluded "This donation of pipe will go to good use in our workshop allowing more apprentices the opportunity to learn the skills involved in pipefitting and welding, which enhances their full training experience."
Pictured: Andy Thornton, Operations Manager, PTF Engineering Ltd with Julie Gough, Managing Director - SETA.