We are delighted to report that Matthew Turner has passed his apprenticeship with flying colours after four years of hard work. We have been so impressed by his dedication and ability over the years that he has now progressed on to working on our most complex explosion proof products.

This is a wonderful success story about a young person making the very best of an opportunity in engineering.

Matthew has had quite a journey since starting his apprenticeship at Pyroban in 2018. He joined as an Apprentice Electrical Technician on a Level 3 BTEC Diploma in Engineering and worked incredibly to achieve a Double Distinction for his BTEC Diploma in Engineering at the end of last year.

His newly developing skills together with dedicated Pyroban training proved to be a winning combination for Matthew over the years, despite all the challenges of COVID-19. During 2021 he had been working as part of the ATEX 3G lift truck conversion team and has exceeded all milestone goals during his training which has now led to new opportunities.

Today, Matthew has progressed on to the more complex ATEX 2G lift truck builds, and is now working on his first 2G enclosure build, shown in the picture above.

Pyroban apprentice Matthew Turner finalist

His ability and success was recognised at the end of last year where the Brighton based Apprentice was highly commended as a finalist in the ‘Young Achiever’ category at the Adur and Worthing Business Awards.

Pyroban apprentices

Matthew was one of four rising stars that have been on a fantastic learning journey with Pyroban as part of the Pyroban apprenticeship scheme in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex (as seen above). We will report on the others as they complete their apprenticeships later in 2022.

Pyroban apprentice Matthew Turner with Camilla Missions

Camilla Missions, Production Manager at Pyroban (seen above) recently commented: “We are so proud of their progress and thank them for their commitment and willingness to learn and immerse themselves in Pyroban’s culture with integrity and respect. They have continually progressed and have become an essential part of the Pyroban team.”

The apprentices previously worked at Pyroban’s Shoreham-by-Sea facility from Monday to Thursday each week, attending Northbrook MET College in Worthing (Greater Brighton Metropolitan College) each Monday (remote during COVID) to focus on theoretical learning which was then put into practice on the Pyroban shop floor. They have now completed this and now work 5 days, Monday to Friday at Pyroban.


Pyroban offers electrical and mechanical apprenticeships which cover a wide range of disciplines including internal projects and working with the wider team of engineers to fulfil international customer orders.

Pyroban’s Apprenticeship Programme began in October 2018 when the company announced a £500,000 investment which created a variety of new career opportunities. The Pyroban Apprenticeship Programme introduced new fresh talent into the company, with another new apprenticeship recruitment process starting this year. Pyroban has a history of 50 years in West Sussex, and remains committed to build on this heritage by providing sustainable jobs in the area with ongoing investment in the facility.

“Working at Pyroban gives local people the chance of a career with an industry-leading global business right on their doorstep and in an industry that saves lives,” says Camilla.

To find out more visit https://www.pyroban.com or speak to a member of the Pyroban team on +44 (0) 1273 456800 for more information or info@pyroban.com.