Alongside huge investments in our facilities in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, UK, we are continually developing our highly skilled workforce to help ensure the future of Pyroban for the next 50 years. Our apprenticeship programme plays an important role in this and we are pleased to provide an update on four of our young rising stars.

It was in January 2020 (just before COVID-19) that we first reported on five new apprentices that had recently joined the team.

We are now (June 2021) delighted to report on four of these rising stars that have been on a fantastic learning journey with Pyroban as they continue their Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Engineering and Manufacturing. Brandon and Matt will complete their apprenticeship in December 2021 while Olly and Charlie are set to finish theirs in August 2022.

“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,” says Camilla Missions, Production Manager at Pyroban. “They have continually progressed and have become an essential part of the Pyroban team.”

The apprentices work 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 is then put into practice on the Pyroban shop floor.

Their work was initially under the supervision of Rob Marten, Apprentice and New Staff Co-ordinator, but they have since progressed to shadowing senior technicians in support of the diesel and electric lift truck production lines and offshore engine assembly line.

During their first few months Rob Marten (pictured), Apprentice and New Staff Co-ordinator at the Pyroban factory in Shoreham by Sea, West Sussex, UK commented: “They are keen, young people ranging from the ages of 19 to 24 and are already working across a variety of disciplines in the Pyroban business.”

The early stages of their apprenticeship began with Rob teaching them a variety of basic metal works and mechanical skills such as hacksawing, drilling, taping, filing as well as complete basic electrical training on soldering, crimping and more. At their own pace, they then progressed to learning about hydraulics and other skills such as removing motors and cabling.

These basic skills gave them the perfect foundation to move on to using advanced machinery over the last year and they now have active roles on the production lines, completing benchwork and collaborating on repeat explosion proof truck assembly.

In support of their studies, training provider SIGTA helps to provide comprehensive management of the apprentice programmes and undertakes assessment of their work to nationally recognised standards.

“We have given these young local people such amazing opportunities and they have worked really hard to make the very best of it, to realise their full potential,” says Camilla. “This is one small part of our succession planning to ensure the rare specialist skills needed in our business are there for the future.”


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.

Speak to a member of the Pyroban team on +44 (0) 1273 456800 for more information or