Apprenticeships with Poeton Industries

Poeton Industries offers Apprenticeships at the company’s two manufacturing sites in Gloucester and Cardiff.

Founded in 1898, Poeton is the UK’s leading surface engineering specialists, providing a wide range of surface treatments and coatings to customers worldwide, including the world’s largest Aerospace & Defence OEMs such as Airbus, Boeing, MOOG, Safran and UTC. The company specialises in surface engineering solutions for the following industries:

Aerospace & Defence
Poeton’s complete surface treatment service offers every conceivable surface treatment and coating for the Aerospace & Defence industries, supported by a suite of NDT inspection techniques. Typical treatments and services offered include:

  • Stress-relieving
  • Hard chrome plating
  • Cadmium plating, with masked-off areas
  • Magnetic flaw detection (NDT)
  • Nital-etch inspection (NDT)
  • Hardness testing
  • Final de-embrittlement heat-treatment

Poeton offers a wide range of engineering coatings for the automotive industry, from volume production for the mass market to the highly specialised world of competitive motorsport.  Typcial treatments and services offered include:

  • Corrosion protection coatings, including nickel and sprayed zinc
  • Engine cylinder bore coatings, including cylinder liners, with unrivalled lubricant retention and low friction (Poeton Aptec Division)
  • Anti-fretting coatings
  • Surface treatments for lightweight alloys, providing low wear, low friction and corrosion protection
  • Thermal barrier systems
  • Anti-scuffing coatings
  • Wear resistant coatings like hard chrome and electroless nickel​

Food & Drink
Poeton offer a comprehensive coating service for the food and drinks industries, with a wide range of advanced polymer coatings for parts used on food processing and packaging equipment to provide wear resistant, non-stick, low friction and non-wetting surfaces. Typical services include:

  • ​Non-stick and low friction coatings, with compliance for food contact
  • Low friction coatings for sliding situations in food machinery where liquid lubricants are not permitted
  • Anti-corrosion coatings, including anodic treatments for lightweight alloys of aluminium
  • Composite anodic treatments for lightweight alloys of aluminium, for non-stick and low friction
  • Anti-fretting coatings, e.g. splines and couplings on packaging machines
  • Wear resistant coatings – thermally sprayed coatings and electroless nickel
  • Anti-galling coatings

General Engineering
The range of coatings offered by Poeton can deliver wear and corrosion resistance across a wide spectrum of heavy engineering applications. The company specialies in precision coating, reducing the need for expensive post-coating finishing operations when dealing with shafts and rams. Typical applications include:

  • Wear resistant coatings, including hard chrome, thermally sprayed coatings and electroless nickel
  • Anti-corrosion coatings, including anodic treatments for lightweight alloys of aluminium, titanium and magnesium
  • Anti-fretting coatings
  • Low friction coatings for sliding situations
  • Anti-galling coatings
  • Thermal barrier coatings
  • Electrically insulating coatings​

Medical & Healthcare
Poeton’s range of coatings have been proven to improve the performance of medical components, assisting in the production and operation of various pharmaceutical and healthcare products. These encompass:

  • Non-stick, ultra clean surfaces
  • Resistance to abrasion by medical products or packaging materials
  • Protection from metal-to-metal sliding wear in medical machinery
  • Excellent corrosion protection
  • Reduced friction in product handling equipment
  • Medical contact compliant coatings – FDA, UFDA and CFR21

Oil & Gas
Poeton offers a comprehensive coating service for the chemical and oil & gas industries, meeting the challenge provided by the very harsh and demanding environments. Typical treatments and coatings offered by Poeton for the Oil & Gas industries include:

  • Wear resistant coatings, including hard chrome, thermally sprayed coatings and electroless nickel
  • Anti-corrosion coatings, including anodic treatments for lightweight alloys of aluminium, titanium and magnesium
  • Anti-fretting coatings, e.g. splines and couplings
  • Low friction coatings for sliding situations, including drill coring
  • Coatings to resist hot corrosion and sulphur corrosion
  • Anti-galling coatings
  • Surfaces requiring electrical insulation, including titanium

Roles Available with Poeton Industries

Poeton have a number of 4-year apprenticeships available in Cardiff and Gloucester in the following areas:

  • ​Thermal Spray
  • NDT (Non-Destructive Testing)
  • Electroplating and Surface Finishing

Over the course of the Apprenticeship you will learn how to apply engineering coatings for a wide range of end uses including aerospace and precision engineering. Further in-house study and training will also be delivered during this time, leading to Apprentices gaining Institute of Materials Finishing Foundation and Technician Certificates.

Education Requirements for Poeton Industries

Candidates interesteed in an Apprenticeship with Poeton Industries should visit the Careers page of the company website for details of the Education Requirements for specific roles available.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Poeton Industries?

The availability of Apprenticeships can vary according to the business requirements, so candidates should visit the Poeton Industries website for details of the application dates for current vacancies.

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