Dukinfield man lands dream job as mechanic after apprenticeship programme

A DUKINFIELD man has landed his dream job as a mechanic after working his way through an apprenticeship programme.

Adam Coop, 20, who has been employed by Tameside Council since 2016, is now a permanent member of the team.

Adam Coop

He has thrived in his career thanks to his own hard work and the support he has received.

Adam said: “I did a three-year apprenticeship with the council in HGV/Plant Fitter NVQ Level 3, which included one day a week at college and on-the-job training for the four other days.”

When he started his apprenticeship, Adam was learning on the job while supporting repairs and services to vehicles and plant equipment.

Adam always wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps and become a mechanic and has loved the opportunities he has had through his apprenticeship.

He added: “Doing this apprenticeship meant I would be working on all the different fleet of vehicles the council owns and still going to college for my qualification plus being paid as well.”

After completing his apprenticeship in 2019, Adam now works as a full-time engineering officer, where his main responsibility is servicing and repairs on equipment from lawn mowers to JCBs.

Adam said: “I enjoy working for Tameside Council and would like to progress through the organisation, maybe one day I’ll be a supervisor or manager of the team.”

Cllr Brenda Warrington, Tameside Council’s executive leader, said: “By supporting a wide range of apprenticeships within Tameside Council we help to nurture and develop talent across our organisation for future generations.

“I’m proud that Tameside Council offers, and will continue to offer, a varied apprenticeship programme for individuals from the borough and beyond.”

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