I started my apprenticeship at Willington Power Station in August 1969, spending the first year full time at Burton Technical College, with college holidays back at Willington and then in 1970 commenced in the MMD.

Our training consisted of block release periods at Erdington Technical College for the next three years. It was a great apprenticeship. When I came out of my time I worked at Coventry Power Station for around six months before transferring to Drakelow A/B stations where I spent the next eight years.