8 February 2023

It is National Apprenticeship Week and to mark this, we’re placing our three apprentices in the spotlight. From business admin to engineering, our aim is to harness a productive and nurturing relationship with our apprentices, supporting them in gaining industry recognised qualifications through hands-on experience.


At Corroserve we offer a wide range of specialist products and services and are proud to have in place a successful programme which develops the skills, knowledge and expertise of our apprentices, throughout numerous areas of the business. The majority of our apprentices go on to  have long and fruitful careers at the company.


Ethan Hancott, aged 19, joined Corroserve in September 2021 and is currently studying the Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical Maintenance. As part of his apprenticeship, Ethan works closely with, and is mentored by Avi Bhogal, Mechanical and Electrical Engineer. Avi has been with the company since 1980 and has been instrumental in the development and manufacture of numerous pieces of industrial equipment, which are now sold worldwide. When asked about what projects and type of work he prefers doing, Ethan said I really like installing  equipment and recently assisted with the installation of a  new horizontal borer.”


Ethan and Avi

Ethan (left) and Avi (right)


Jack Pankhurst, also 19, started his apprenticeship with Corroserve last February. Studying BTEC Level 3 in Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Jack has worked on numerous projects, assisting with rebating and refurbishing mechanical parts and carrying out coating applications on industry equipment and machinery. When asked how he feels about working at Corroserve, Jack said he is really enjoying his apprenticeship and learning new skills whilst working on different projects.


Daniel Briggs, Corroserve Works Manager, manages and oversees all areas of the company’s operations. He works very closely to manage and support our apprentices in the engineering and coating workshops, alongside the workshop managers. Daniel said: “Both Ethan and Jack have settled in quickly taking the opportunity to gain hands on experience and learn from experienced professionals. As they gain more knowledge and skills, they are eager to take on more responsibilities and tackle more challenging projects, which is really great to see.” 

Ethan - Daniel - Jack

Ethan (left), Daniel (middle) and Jack (right)


Ellie Scott, joined Corroserve, in August 2021, on her 16th birthday. Supporting the sales function as a Sales Administrator, Ellie has been mentored by Carol Taylor, who will retire this year following 14 years at the company. Learning a range of administrative skills, Ellie’s duties range from arranging travel and accommodation for site jobs, to dealing with queries, preparing, organising and storing company information and much more. Ellie will gain her NVQ Level 3 in Business Administration this November and said; “I am very grateful for this opportunity and really enjoy working at Corroserve.”

Ellie and Carol

Ellie (left) and Carol (right)


We would like to take this opportunity to say a huge thank you to our amazing apprentices for their hard work and dedication and wish them every success in their careers.