Meet the team: Workshop

Jamie M: Our Group Fleet Engineer and former apprentice (not wearing orange)

Why do you support apprenticeships within your department? In the role I’m currently in, the shortage of skilled LGV technicians is a huge problem. The only real way to secure the multiple skills required is through home grown apprentices

What are the greatest achievements of your apprentice’s at work so far? – In their later years, when they eventually find that niggly fault, repair something, or successfully carry out a repair, you feel proud that you’ve assisted with that journey. From the day they start, every successful job is and should be an achievement


Workshop – Former apprentice

Scott D: LGV Technician –  Former apprentice (1st left wearing orange)

What was the name of your apprenticeship and when did you finish it? Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician (levels 2 and 3) finished it in October 2019

When you were a child, what did you want to be as an adult? A fireman

What’s your biggest achievement so far? It has not happened yet; I am getting married in June

Workshop – Current apprentice 2021

Connor I: LGV Technician, current apprentice (centre orange)

When you were a child, what did you want to be as an adult? A power ranger (the red one)

What do people don’t know about you? I lived in Spain for 10 years, and I can’t speak a word of Spanish

What’s next for you after your apprenticeship? Continue working for CS Ellis to gain more experience

Workshop apprentice – Joined 3 weeks ago

Euan S: LGV Technician, current apprentice (Far right)

What’s your biggest achievement so far, at work or personally? Grades at school: 1 x grade 7 (A equivalent) and 6 x grade 6 (B equivalent)

Why did you become an apprentice technician? I didn’t enjoy the classroom; I wanted an outside, hands-on job

When you were a child, what did you want to be as an adult? Batman, Christian Bale’s version

Workshop Administrator

Kelly C: Workshop Administrator

What’s your biggest achievement so far at work? Passing my HGV Class 1 theory test

What’s the craziest thing that you’ve ever done? 3 person paragliding with my husband and son