UM Group is a big believer in enabling the career progression of its employees.
A shining example of this is Lewis Colrein, Boiler Manager at bulk liquid storage specialist UM Terminals, part of the UM Group.
Lewis initially joined UM Terminals in March 2020 as an operator, just as the Covid pandemic was starting to impact the UK and providing a challenging working environment at the company’s terminals.
In early 2021, Lewis, who is based at UM Terminals’ Hull West terminal, was invited to be trained on the BOAS (Boiler Operator Accreditation Scheme).
The business has two different types of boilers, hot water and steam. The steam boilers run the sites by heating oil inside tanks to heat products stored on sites.
Lewis said: “The course ran over six months and involved 100 hours’ of training on the day-to-day running of boilers and the various procedures involved.
“This was followed by a four-day course and two papers with the requirement to get over 75%.”
After passing, Lewis was UM Terminals’ Hull West designated BGO1 Boiler Operative.