Meet Mark - Workshop Controller
Why did you choose to work for MAN?
I chose the ERF apprenticeship as a school leaver. At the time most opportunities were for YTS schemes and when MAN bought ERF I was transferred.
Describe what it’s like to work here in three words.
Challenging, interesting and friendly.
What do you get up to in a typical week?
Manage the workshop.
What’s been your proudest moment at work?
I’ve been able to share my development and progression with apprentices and future employees.
What makes someone successful here?
Positive attitude, willingness to learn and move with progression.
How have you and your career developed since you joined us?
I started at ERF as an apprentice in July 1995 when I was 15 years old (August birthday), where I developed my experience and knowledge of the HGV industry. I then gained my HGV and ADR licences aged 21 with the company. I furthered my career looking after and supervising the workshop at Calor gas Teesside: a major contract to ERF/MAN. When the contract ended I returned to branch to work several years on nightshift as a technician, standing in as supervisor when needed. In early 2013 I become a four on four off daytime shift supervisor for a short period until October 2014 when I decided to challenge myself further to became workshop controller for Stockton until the present day.
What’s the best thing about working for MAN?
The opportunity to progress and further myself, giving me stability and security to support my family.
more about you
What’s been your proudest moment outside of work?
If you could invite 3 people to a dinner party, who would they be?
Lenny Mclean, Quentin Tarantino and Craig Charles.
Tell us something about yourself that might surprise us.
I own a 1969 VW camper van.
What’s your favourite film?
What’s your signature dish?