Proud to Welcome Four New Apprentices


In line with our commitment to invest in the next generation of engineering talent, we are delighted to announce that we have welcomed four new apprentices to the Petards team.

The new starters – Logan Cook, Kellen Reah, Jack McGee and Adam Edwards – join our team as Electronic Engineering Apprentices.


The apprentices will be working across both Petards Rail and Petards Defence gaining hands-on experience and industry insight from our team of experts which spans Software Engineers, Service Engineers and System Architects to Project Engineers and procurement.


The apprentices are undertaking Maintenance Operations Engineer Technician Level 3 Apprenticeships in which they will receive a BTEC Advanced Mechanical Engineering. In addition to their time onsite the apprentices will also have day release to Newcastle College, the apprenticeship provider.


Adam Edwards said of his apprenticeship: “I enjoy working at Petards for a few reasons, one of which is being part of a team of engineers and professionals. This, alongside the mentorship and guidance Petards provides, enables me to gain as much knowledge as possible from experts within the industry. It also allows me to explore my interests within the field.


“It gives me great satisfaction knowing that the diverse projects within the company can save lives.”


Jack McGee commented: “I really value the three months that I have been working at Petards. I have been learning how each department operates day-to-day which has given me a chance to get a real feel for the company.


“While on my apprenticeship I am hoping to gain as much knowledge as possible from the experienced engineers that work here. I also hope to get plenty of experience of working in the industry both within the company and offsite.”


Logan Cook added: “I love learning about electronics engineering and the workings of the business as well as putting my skills, both new and old, to the test in a productive manner.


“I hope to become a skilled and qualified electronics engineer, with an emphasis on design-oriented tasks. I also hope to be knowledgeable in electronic theory and possibly develop beyond level three of the apprenticeship.”


Speaking of his apprenticeship, Kellen Reah said: “Working with experienced engineers at Petards, as an electronic engineering apprentice, is enlightening. Their expertise, guidance, and mentorship enhance my skills and contributions, allowing for significant growth.


“I am looking forward to what the future holds.”


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