Industrial thermal insulation technician apprenticeship

Install and apply appropriate insulation and cladding materials

An industrial thermal insulation technician creates bespoke patterns using technical drawing equipment to fabricate specialist cladding materials, which are applied on top of specialist insulation systems to complex pipework, ductwork and vessels. The cladding material is required to protect the equipment from environmental damage and for personnel protection from very hot or very cold surface temperatures, while maintaining the equipment within the plant. As a thermal insulation technician, you’ll develop the ability to work in a supervisory capacity, mentoring and advising other operatives and assisting with the management of projects. During the industrial thermal insulation technician apprenticeship you’ll ensure the appropriate standard and quality of work is maintained and that it conforms to the design specifications. Your role will include the procurement of appropriate resources, the scheduling of work activities and quality assurance.


Duration: 24 months

Relevant school subjects: DT

Entry requirements for the industrial thermal insulation technician apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or experience, particularly where practical or technical skills are demonstrated

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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