Airtec Filtration Limited
Airtec Filtration Ltd designs and supply dust & fume extraction systems, with over 18 year`s in business you can rely on us for your extraction requirements. Our company celebrated 20 years in the Dust & Fume Control Industry in 2017. Over the past 20 years we have been instrumental in designing and building engineering solutions for our customers. Our expertise has ranged from designing dust extraction systems at Corus Gwent, Tarmac, Pilkington Glass to simple cost saving bakery production line solutions at Northern Foods Manchester. Our Engineers can often look at an Engineering problem and conceptualise a system or component to suit. With our recent VSD conversion service by far the most popular service in 2015 we are able to provide up to and above 30% energy savings by damper control.
Our Apprentice Program
As a company we are reaping the rewards of hiring generations of St Helens College apprentices, we have developed, nurtured and trained three generations of apprenticeships with the help of St Helens College. Our company has links with big brands such as Cadbury's, and Rexam Cans. We have also worked with Lancaster University and Formula 1 engineering companies Caterham and Marussia. Our latest Airtec Filtration apprentice is 19-year-old Sean Burke, a Fabrication and Welding Apprentice. The ex Maricourt High School pupil joined the St Helens College apprenticeship programme in hopes of building a successful career in Fabrication and Welding..
Sean said, 'After leaving school I enrolled at Southport College to study Art and Design and after a few months I decided it wasn't for me and enrolled on St Helens College's apprenticeship scheme. An apprenticeship provided me with career prospects as well as a wage and training. Although an apprenticeship is far more challenging it's extremely rewarding. I can see that I am already building the skills, knowledge and experience needed to continue a career in the industry. The scheme has provided me with an excellent opportunity and it's fantastic to be working with former college apprentices – I have a great support network at the college and the company.'
On hand to mentor and provide Sean with expert advice and guidance is our Contract Manager, Karl Rixon. “A former apprentice myself l believe apprenticeships are the way forward as they provide a skilled workforce as well as fresh ideas and enthusiasm in the workplace. I provide the apprentices with the support and development needed to succeed and to gain full-time qualified roles within the company. I completed my apprenticeship in 1986 and I think apprentices bring a spark to the organisation, as well as enthusiasm, loyalty and the desire for continual progression. Over the years I have welcomed and line managed some very successful apprentices. It is important that as a company we continue to provide the next generation with the skills, knowledge and confidence to build a successful career and to continue company growth.'