Themis Degree Apprentice is Best of the Best at Lancashire Business View’s prestigious Sub 36 Awards

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Themis Degree Apprentice is Best of the Best at Lancashire Business View’s prestigious Sub 36 Awards

A Themis Degree Apprentice has proved he is the very best of the best by scooping the top award at the annual Lancashire Business View Sub 36 Awards, which recognise the county’s top young talent and leaders in a wide range of industries and professions.

Jake Duthie, of Pipeline Induction Heat Ltd, earned the prestigious Lancashire Business View Sub 36 Award at the red carpet event at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens. He displayed the dedication, motivation and commitment to being the best of the best, outshining all other entries for the annual awards.

2019 is a landmark year for Jake and has also seen him:

  • Prove he is the Best of the Best Themis Apprenticesby earning the Exceptional Achievement Award at the prestigious Themis Inspire and Achieve Awards.
  • Achieve the highest marks ever recorded in his Bachelor of Engineering Degree Apprenticeship in Mechanical Engineering,  offered through University Courses Burnley, in partnership with the University of Bolton.
  • Start a Masters Degree to take his skills and knoweledge to the next level at the University of Aberdeen
  • Travel the world as a highly-skilled Mechanical Engineer, representaing Pipeline Induction Heat, a world leader in the provision of specialist field joint coating, servicing and supplying the onshore and offshore pipeline construction sector worldwide and leading on key projects in China, Qatar, Singapore and Amercia.

Jake is 23 and a former student at Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar School. He said:


“2019 has been a great year for me and one I’m not going to forget. It’s the year when my hard work and commitment has put me in prime position to become a #futureboss.

“Engineering is my passion: it tests my problem-solving skills and challenges me every day. My Advanced Vocational qualification at Burnley College Sixth Form Centre and Themis Apprenticeship have given me the skills, knowledge and experience I need to make an impact in the Engineering Industry. I’m creating a name for myself and can’t wait to see what opportunities that will bring.

 “My advice to other Engineers just starting out on the Themis Apprenticeship route to success would be to make sure you take advantage of the expertise of your Trainers and the experience of your fellow Engineers and always strive to be the best of the best.”

Neil Burrows, Director of Themis, the Apprenticeship and Business Training Ram of Burnley College, said:

“Themis is immensely proud of Jake and all he has achieved. He truly epitomises all it takes to be a great Themis Apprentice: commitment, dedication, innovation, motivation and passion for his chosen industry. Jake has been described by his Trainers and Pipeline Induction Heat managers as ‘a model Apprentice’. He always gives 100% in everything he does; he is fiercely competitive and strives to always be the very best.

“Themis is heading the field in creating the industry leaders of tomorrow across Lancashire and beyond and recognition of this through the Sub 36 Awards is truly amazing.”

There was further success on the evening for Project Digital, the uniqe partnership between Themis at Burnley College and the private sector, to create the dynamic and disruptive leaders of tomorrow in the every-growing Digital Industry. David Walker, head of +24 Marketing and a leader of the innovative Project Digital Apprenticeship programme, took the title of Young Lancastrian of the Year. Former Project Digital Apprentices Luckie-Rae Pepper, social media analyst at Burnley College, and  Elly Littler, of +24 Marketing, reached the finals in their respective categories – Young Lancastrian and Apprentice of the Year.

Are you keen to join a winning team; tap into the skills and expertise of Themis and follow in the footsteps of Jake and our Project Digital Apprentices? Email themis@burnley.ac.uk or call 01282 733005.

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