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High Sheriffs Award 2017

Heat Trace Ltd is proud to announce the recent double success in the Apprenticeship Category
at the High Sheriff's Awards for Enterprise.

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Electric Heat Tracing of Very Long Pipelines

Heat Trace Ltd has been active in Longline heating cables since 1985, Dean White highlights the various types of heating technologies available today in this latest article . . . . 

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Northwest Apprenticeship Ambassador Network Board

Emilia Hoyle joins the North West Young Apprenticeship Ambassador Network Board April 2016

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Hignetts make hat-trick!

Heat Trace welcomes Connor Hignett to their Helsby site, a third generation of the Hignett family . . . 

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Charity Events 2014

Heat Trace Ltd ends the year on a high for charity . . . . . . 
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DNV-GL Approval

Heat Trace have now achieved DNV-GL approval for compliance with 'Rules for Classification of Ships and Mobile Offshore Units'  for the following cable types:


Heat Trace gains Achilles Certification

Heat Trace Ltd are now registered and approved by the Achilles Utilities Vendor Database (UVDB).  


New Evolution License Key

Those of you who have copies of Evolution should have been receiving warnings that the License Key will expire on 31/12/2014. 

Once you have logged on to the website, clicking on the link below will take you to the Evolution Support page where you can copy and paste a new License Key.



Neil Malone 'Honoured' by British Standards

Neil Malone, Heat Trace's Chairman, has been honoured in the 2013 '1906 Awards' by the British Electro-technical Commission (BEC), BSI's UK member for the International Electro-technical Commission (IEC). Each year a number of individuals are recognised by BSI for services to the Standards Industry – this year Neil was one of 8 persons in the 'Honours List'.                                                     . . . . . . . to watch video click here.

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'Our new Apprentices for September 2012'


Jane Pinfold and Joe Robinson
Heat Trace Ltd welcomes apprentices Jane Pinfold and Joe Robinson 

Heat Trace Ltd is proud to announce the recent employment of Jane Pinfold; Apprentice in Business & Administration and Joe Robinson; Apprentice in Engineering.

This introduction has taken place in September 2012 under our second phase of a formal apprenticeship scheme.

We once again received over 80 applications from across the North West for both roles. HR Manager, Nicola Scappaticci-Fletcher and Finance Director Dan Berrisford, selected 12 candidates to attend an assessment day at the Helsby factory. This consisted of a group exercise, a factory tour, a question and answer session and an interview.

Chairman, Neil Malone adds, “Having been an apprentice myself (at the start of the Industrial Revolution!), I appreciated the value elements - the engineering training I received has been the bedrock of my working life - whilst not enjoying the exploitation that existed at that time. So I needed no convincing of the potential to Heat Trace of introducing an Apprenticeship Scheme tailored to the requirements of both the company and the individual mutually. The deal is that the individual receives companywide training in all departments and disciplines, together with the external education needed to achieve appropriate qualifications. In return, Heat Trace potentially gets it's next generation of line managers and directors. Just like a football team, it's better to promote from within people trained in the company's values, than recruit externally individuals having values which may differ from our own. Now in our second year, we have four fine young people who I hope are the first on a conveyor belt of new young talent providing a continuous evolvement of the company, and of themselves. If they can grow and progress with the company, then that will be objective achieved. But, if not, I hope that the grounding provided to them will be a good one for a future outside of Heat Trace."

Jane Pinfold
Jane is following a 1 year Business and Administration NVQ Level 3 Apprenticeship and this is completed in the workplace with tutor support from Nigel Parton / Mid Cheshire College. Jane's Apprenticeship is run slightly differently to that of our other apprentices, whereby Jane has a monthly tutorial for a few hours per month and this includes both home and work learning.

Jane had been employed in the hospitality arena before joining Heat Trace, however wanted a change in career. Jane has on-the-job training by the person currently performing the role, along with broad training about Heat Trace and business in general including quality systems, finance, health and safety, IT and marketing.

Once Jane has successfully completed the course and training with ourselves, a full time role will be available.

Jane is presently managed by Dan Berrisford, our Finance Director and also under the watchful eye of Hayley Sheen, our present Sales and Export Administrator and Nicola Scappaticci-Fletcher, HR Manager.

HR Manager, Nicola says,  "Jane is presently showing us her enthusiasm, her ability to keep calm and her flexibility as a member of our team."

Apprentice, Jane says, "Joining the Apprenticeship Scheme at Heat Trace is proving to be an enjoyable way of learning new skills within the working environment. Having joined without any previous experience, the learning curve has been quite steep and the work is both varied and challenging. With the support of the most experienced members of the team, I am able to work towards attaining my NVQ Level 3 in Business & Administration and hope that the experience gained will stand me in good stead for the future."

Joe Robinson
Joe joined us in September 2012 after attending Helsby High 6th Form and completing his 'A' Levels/Btec in Engineering.

HR Manager, Nicola says,  "Joe is proving to be a good Apprentice and has already made a great start in our factory and also at college."

Mid Cheshire College has been chosen again this year for administrative support and for the delivery of the NVQ courses. As with our Apprentices last year (Mike Gibbons and Shaun Bailiff), Joe will study to gain an Apprenticeship in Engineering - NVQ level 3 on a day release basis. This will be achieved with the help of Fred Snelson from the Employer Services, who acts as a link between the college and Heat Trace Ltd.

For the remainder of the week Joe will gain valuable work experience on the shop floor and in other areas of the business for a real 'hands-on' lesson in how Heat Trace Ltd operates.

Apprentice, Joe says, "I was delighted to become the successful applicant for Heat Traces' Apprenticeship scheme this year. I believe an Apprenticeship with Heat Trace is going to give me a sound grounding in engineering and paves the way for my future career. Having already obtained my Level 3 certificate at Helsby High School, I am looking forward to gaining further qualifications with the advantage of work experience at the same time."

Note: The apprenticeship schemes are work-based training programmes designed around the needs of employers, which lead to nationally recognized qualifications. The apprenticeships are designed by the Sector Skills Councils, while the National Apprenticeship Service helps towards funding the apprentices' training.
For further information visit:   http://apprenticeships.org.uk


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