Pegler’s Pathways to AchievementMember News
Pegler is well known and respected as one of the leading manufacturers of advanced plumbing, heating and engineering products in the world. It's a reputation earned through a total dedication to quality, innovation and customer service that's been the hallmark of the company since it was established in the 1890s (originally trading as Pegler Ltd and Yorkshire Fittings Ltd).
In an industry that is continually changing, with new products and ways of working being developed at a fast pace, it’s important that Pegler keep up to date with current trends in the industry. One way in which Pegler does this is through offering opportunities to apprentices and graduates who are looking to begin a career in the industry. They bring the company new skills and knowledge, which have been acquired whilst completing their degrees and qualifications, and Pegler offer them the opportunity to begin their career in a fast-paced, manufacturing environment.
Pegler have employed graduates in a variety of areas of the business and have provided them with training and mentoring to enable them to quickly become key members of staff within the business. They are given the training needed to understand the role and the department they are working in, and gradually build up their involvement in various projects.
Marketing Graduate Oliver Ashton began work at Pegler in June 2020, giving him the opportunity to not only enhance his learning, but the critical working experience that will assist him in his final year of university and his career beyond.
Oliver, Marketing Graduate at Pegler, explained: “I have joined Pegler during the challenging time of lockdown, but I am adapting to the new virtual set up well. The staff are all very welcoming and friendly and have made me feel at home instantly. I look forward to the opportunities that lie ahead for me at Pegler.”
Callum Morley, Apprentice Setter Operator, said: “I decided to do an apprenticeship because I wanted to gain some experience by doing on the job training and gaining the qualification, I need to have a better chance of a successful career.
“I enjoy being given the opportunity to learn new skills every day as within my apprenticeship I have been exposed to all different styles and techniques of doing things allowing me to decide which is most suitable to what I’m doing.”
For Pegler, the importance of apprenticeships is not just about providing a training opportunity but the understanding of on-site support throughout the apprenticeship and a future career with Pegler.
Natasha Humphries, Apprentice Maintenance Fitter said: “With Pegler, I enjoy the work because it is so diverse with the vast array of machinery. There is always something new to learn and there is space to grow in your own abilities and enough support to succeed.”