Geoff Wall is the latest trainer recruited by the Forklift Training Engineering Centre (F-TEC), the dedicated training facility.
In his role, Geoff will be teaching the up-and-coming apprentices within the forklift industry, helping them gain the skills and knowledge to become fully qualified forklift engineers.
Geoff has over six years’ experience within the sector. He spent three years qualifying as an apprentice within the workshop, gaining his Level 2 and Level 3 in Forklift Truck Maintenance and Repair.
In his fourth year, Geoff progressed and qualified for his Level 4 Advanced Automotive Studies. He spent the last three years as a qualified engineer, working at Honda, gaining experience on customers sites.
“The reason I chose to change direction into teaching was the job satisfaction of being able to help somebody to do a skill on their own and watching them progress through that skill.” said Geoff
Geoff continues, “For the last four years, in my spare time, I’ve been an instructor for the Oxfordshire The Rifles Army cadet force (ACF). Before that, I spent six years as a cadet in the ACF. This is part of the reason that I love teaching as it’s been part of my life in one way or another for the last ten years. Working for F-TEC has allowed me to do the job I love.”
Karl Baum, managing director at F-TEC said, “We’re delighted to have Geoff join the team. His journey and experience are relatable to many of the apprentices that come through F-TEC and is sure to provide inspiration to them all.”
In his spare time, Geoff works with the charity Turner Syndrome Support Society (TSSS) where he assists with admin, IT and attends their annual conference. He also plays amateur golf and amateur rugby for Hungerford Rugby Club (HRFC).