As we move towards the summer months, the government roadmap out of lockdown is progressing and we all look forward to the further lifting of the covid – 19 restrictions with optimism.

Considering the impact of the pandemic we have managed to navigate our way through this positively. A solid work bank for the first quarter of 2021 has hopefully provided us with a firm foundation for the remainder of the year.

Apprenticeship News

North Lindsey College and Jack Tighe Ltd are celebrating the success of our apprenticeship training partnership with a virtual awards ceremony. The celebration marks a major milestone from when the Highways Agency training committee succeeded in putting together the syllabus to gain approval as the first ever recognised Apprenticeship for Industrial Coatings Applicator.

Jack Tighe Ltd are now looking for their fourth cohort of apprentice recruits, following previous apprentices who were the very first in the UK to pass their end point assessment with Distinctions.

Jason Simpson, apprentice said,

“I joined as a 30-year-old with no experience of construction sites or industrial painting. Within a matter of weeks, I was trained to a standard where I was competent on sites. I’ve worked all over the UK from Glasgow down to Isle of Wight and everywhere in-between. On structures ranging from bridges to aircraft carrier navy ships. I’m currently working at Wembley stadium!”

John Whittaker, Training Manager for Jack Tighe ltd said,

“It has been amazing watching the journey these individuals have undertaken and watching them grow into the position of industrial coating applicators, yes sure there has been some ups and downs, some Apprentices leaving but nothing can take away the ambition of those remaining, from start to finish the Apprentices have shown fantastic attitude towards their end goals.”

Alfie Dunn, Trainer/Assessor at North Lindsey College said,

“When I compare them now to how they were at the start of their apprenticeship, it makes me proud to be associated with them and would like to say well done and good luck for the future.”

On behalf of Jack Tighe, we would like to say a massive well done to the Apprentices on all of their hard work they have achieved over their time so far.

Completed/ Ongoing work

Towards the end of 2020 and the beginning of 2021, we have successfully completed or are working on several projects including.

  • A46 Beamer Street Bridge – HS Carlsteel
  • Canary Warf – Hillcrest Structural ltd
  • Wembley – Hillcrest Structural ltd
  • Wellingborough St Station – Britcon Engineering
  • St Denys – Osborne
  • Garve Street – AMCO Giffen
  • Millway Road – Osborne
  • Grudie Bridge – SSE
  • Garelochead – OPA
  • Queen Street Station – Balfour Beatty
  • Hither Green – BAM Nuttall
  • Limberhill Wood AMCO Giffen

Upcoming/ Secured work

Since April 2021 we have secured the following

  • Hermitage Brook for AMCO Griffen
  • AMEG 6 Gas Main for British Steel at the Scunthorpe plant. This follows on from previous successful projects in 2018 and 2020.
  • Southampton Ship loader crane refurbishment for TH White
  • Eastbourne Station Roof refurbishment for BAM Nuttall
  • Dalchonzie Power Station for SSE
  • Offshore container for Thermoplant
  • Shepherds Well for Bam Nuttall

FIRAS Certification Scheme

In March 2021, Jack Tighe ltd successfully completed a three-stage assessment process resulting in FIRAS Certification scheme qualification.

FIRAS is the mark of endorsement of competency in the application of passive fire resisting products using intumescent paint,

This certification has enabled Jack Tighe ltd to gain a place om the FIRAS register which contains the details of certified companies.

The accreditation is valid until 2026.

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