Reynolds Training Services has announced that it will develop the UK’s first apprenticeship specialism for the bulk liquid storage sector, in conjunction with the Tank Storage Association and Cogent Skills. 

The Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician specialism has been approved by industry for use with the ‘Science Manufacturing Technician Apprenticeship Standard’.  

Peter Davidson, Executive Director of the Tank Storage Association, said: “The highly technical nature of our industry has created a demand for skilled and qualified specialists in the bulk liquid storage sector. For that reason, we have developed this pioneering apprenticeship programme, now in its second year, to give valuable practical and classroom-based training to the next generation of talent and provide a clear route to careers in our sector”.

Reynolds said in an online statement that the new “sector-leading apprenticeship” programme has been delivered by Reynolds Training Services Ltd in collaboration with leading apprenticeship providers, utilising state-of-the-art training facility in Lincolnshire.

The two-year apprenticeship programme includes classroom-based training and learning, practical skill development and assessment, supported by onsite training and competency assessment against the Level 3 Diploma for a Bulk Storage Operator Technician at the apprentice’s workplace.

Reynolds is planning for Cohort 2 to start in late August 2020, with 12 apprentices – it is subsequently seeking companies who are recruiting apprentices into this vital industrial sector.

John Reynolds, Managing Director of Reynolds Training Services, added: “As the founder of Reynolds Training, I care passionately about the future welfare of this sector. This apprenticeship programme provides an opportunity to embed knowledge and skills into a new generation, giving them the keys to a new career pathway in a thriving and vital sector for industry.”

Adrian Jackson, Chief Executive of the Oil and Pipelines Agency (OPA), concluded: “The Bulk Liquid Operational Apprenticeship Programme in conjunction with the apprenticeship levy fund has provided a mechanism and process for the OPA to develop and recruit young talented apprentices. This fits with the OPA’s commitment around people development and our succession planning strategy”.

Applications for the Bulk Liquid Terminal Technician Apprenticeship programme are now open until 30 June, 2020 and should be directed to   

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22nd April 2020