I was a Student Apprentice from 1966 based at Staythorpe PS on a sandwich course HND at North Staffs College of Technology.

Other students on the same year were David Adkin, Geoff Holmes and Malcolm Pipes. We were all on the same course but based at different stations.

After training I worked at West Burton in the Efficiency Dept for three and a half years, then onto High Marnham as a shift engineer until it closed in 2003.