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Powertherm Placement

TICA apprentice, John Francis is currently on a four month placement with Powertherm Contract Services. “On arrival at Powertherm I was paired up with ‘Wally’ Glynn; we’ve worked together everyday since and had a great time.  The jobs have been interesting, but also frustrating due to the size of the spaces we have had to work in. We also had aREAD MORE

Moving on to Powertherm

Following on from my time at JS Millers I returned to college at the training centre in Darlington. On arrival I found out my week would consist of an Armacell course lasting for four days, where I’d learn about the different ways of turning Armaflex into thermal insulation to fit a wide range of pipes, fittings, flanges and valves onREAD MORE

After my time in London

2 December 2016 – After my time in London After my time in London I’ve moved on to a job in Leeds’ Central Square, with Phil Glover – a long standing Miller employee. The job was in the basement of a swanky new hi-tech building. The metal job in the boiler room had its difficulties as thereREAD MORE

Moving on to Miller’s

11 November 2016 – Moving on to Miller’s John attended TICA’s AGM at York in September. After my time with Western Thermal I went back to TICA House; completing more of my workbook and having my Tech Cert objectives left to complete. During this training block I developed and produced flange/valve boxes, which I haveREAD MORE

Back at the National Training Centre

22 July 2016 – Back at the National Training Centre John Francis is back at the National Training Centre for a two week stint – all part of his TICA Apprenticeship. Following placements at Linear Insulation Ltd in Nottingham and Gateshead’s Gads Insulation Services Ltd, John’s spent the past four months working on the newREAD MORE

Practice makes perfect

20 May 2016 – Practice makes perfect Throughout this week I have been doing the same things as usual in terms of lagging and metaling the pipework. I have been working with all of the team around the site, as well as working on my own. As the weeks have gone on the work hasREAD MORE

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