We are delighted to welcome two new apprentices to MechTronic!

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Louie Creaser joins MechTronic as a Fitter Apprentice working within the production team and Alfie Lightowler joins us as a Technician Apprentice and will work within our engineering and development team.

Ben Wilkie, Production Manager said: “Louie and Alfie have been with us a couple of weeks now and are settling in well. They are currently gaining a thorough understanding of how we work, and both are supporting the production team over the summer months to assist in the manufacturing of our kits. From September, Louie and Alfie will extend their learning with a day at college each week too.

“This is a great opportunity for them, with real career progression within MechTronic.”


Louie Creaser

We asked Louie to tell us how his first few weeks are going and to tell us a little about himself, he said: “I am looking forward to learning lots of new skills and I am really enjoying the mechanical side of the role. Already, I have been working with the team to build manlids, flanges and building kits, ready for dispatch to the tank builders.

“In my free time, I enjoy playing rugby for Almondbury Spartans and watching various sports, I am a keen Man Utd supporter.”

Alfie Lightowler

Alfie will be working with Ryan Parr in our engineering and development team.

Ryan said: “As part of Alfie’s training as a Technician Apprentice, he will be joining me on the road to see how our systems operate and to gain a full understanding of the mechanical and technical elements of a tanker. As part of Alfie’s apprenticeship, he will gain a thorough understanding of CAD design and will be able to use this training to support in the development of digital files that benefit our partners.”

We asked Alfie to tell us a little about himself: “I am really excited about this opportunity and have learnt so much over the past few weeks already. In my spare time, I like listening to music like Oasis and Stone Roses and support Leeds Utd.”