Apprenticeship Success Stories
Jay Bates – General Manager Service Operations – UK
1997 - Jay Joined the company as the first Apprentice, being trained on Marine Diesel engines.
2001 - Achieved a full modern apprenticeship in engineering maintenance and was employed full time as part of the Field Service Team.
2008 - Offered a permanent role as Technical Supervisor in the North West region. Responsible for 8 Field Service Engineers.
2011 - Role evolved into an Area Manager position, this was the first step into management
2016 - Promoted to Field Service Operations Manger – U.K. Responsible for the operation of 400+ gas engines, 9 regions, 9 Area Managers and around 80 Field Service Engineers.
2017 - Became the Service Manager UK: Responsible for the operation of 400+ gas engines, 9 regions, 9 Area Managers, Overhaul & Repair Department, Cylinder Head Re-manufacture Department. Responsible for approximately 120 employees.
2019 - Became the General Manager – Service Operations UK: Responsible for Field Service, Overhaul & Repair Department, Cylinder Head Re-manufacture Department. Technical Training Department, Technical Helpdesk, Service Support and Responsible for Approximately 135 employees.
Chris Gardner – Technical Training Manager
2005 - Chris joined Clarke Energy as an apprentice being trained in the Overhaul and Repair centre where he was completing 60k overhauls both on site and in the workshop.
2009 - Achieved a Modern Advanced Apprenticeship in Mechanical Manufacturing Engineering & he also complete d a HNC qualification.
2010 - Became a Field Service Engineer.
2015- Took on a new role in the Technical Training Department as a Trainer. Chris completed a trainer qualification at Jenbacher and he then became certified to teach Jenbacher accredited courses.
2017 - Appointed the Technical Training Manager where is he is responsible for all training in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, Tanzania and Nigeria. His main duties include managing the training team and carrying out Jenbacher certified training for internal and external customers & apprentice development.