Apprenticeship completion at Clarke Chapman Gateshead

Lewis Coyle, an apprentice in the Assembly & Test at Gateshead, has recently successfully completed his apprenticeship 3 month ahead of scheduled completion date. With Lewis’ hard work, determination and commitment, Lewis was signed off as completed by the Training Provider, TDR Training Ltd in June 2022 (Lewis started the apprenticeship having already completed some of the qualification modules required).  Lewis will now take up the role as Mechanical Fitter which will involve mechanical assembly and testing work at the Gateshead site, as well as at client sites throughout the UK. 

Congratulations and well-done Lewis on your excellent achievements to date!

We asked Lewis a few questions regarding his time as an apprenticeship: 

What have you enjoyed most during your time as an apprentice?

I have really enjoyed working as part of a team to complete big projects. One of my favourite tasks during my apprenticeship was overhauling gearboxes. This is because of the huge amount of work that goes into assembling the gearboxes and each stage of the project involves different jobs to complete, which makes each day different and poses new challenges. 

What would you say to someone who asked you for your view on doing an apprentice at Clarke Chapman?

 An apprenticeship at Clarke Chapman provides an apprentice with a range of skills through the vast variety of jobs you will be tasked with. I have been fortunate to work on Network Rail delivery trains, Kongsberg Marine equipment, Mackley Pumps and overhead gearboxes to name a few. 

As an apprentice at Clarke Chapman you will be assisted by a team of experienced mechanical fitters that will support you throughout your learning. 

Lewis with Duncan Ellison, Assembly Business Manager presenting Lewis with his certificates

The Assembly & Test Team

About Clarke Chapman

Clarke Chapman formerly Rolls Royce Materials Handling division (incorporating Stothert & Pitt, Cowans Sheldon and Wellman Booth) can trace their roots back well over a century. Today Clarke Chapman produces highly specialised handling equipment and support services for the nuclear, steel, rail and other industries. The group operates from strategic locations throughout the UK. Since 2000 the company has been a part of Langley Holdings PLC a diverse, UK based, global engineering group which employs over 4000 people worldwide and annual revenues approaching €1bn.