60 Seconds with Charlie Wills

After an early interest in mechanics, Charlie Wills started his HGV technician apprenticeship at Wellingborough back in July 2016.

Since then, he has come 3rd in Scania’s apprentice of the year competition! He’s a great part of the team and we’re sure he’ll go far at TruckEast.

Three words people would use to describe you?

Hard-working, funny, determined

How do you see your job role evolving over the next 12 months?

Product development is moving so fast, so I think even more technology will be involved in my role.

What is your favourite thing about your job?

I really like the hands on aspect of the role, learning how to fix things and build things, especially engines.

If you won the lottery, what would be the first thing you’d buy?

I would buy a plot of land to design and build my own house; I’d definitely make it really unique and put a pool in the garden.

What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given?

Always keep trying, things might get tough but the outcome will always be worth it.

What technology innovation couldn’t you live without?

My phone! I love staying connected with my friends and family, as well as using it to listen to my music.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

Hopefully working towards master technician status, and either saving for or already living in my own house.

Which celebrity would you most like to meet?

Mark Zuckerberg – he’s intelligent and has accomplished so much. He has completely changed the way we socialise .

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