EOGB has appointed 25-year-old Harry Holmes to its technical team as a full-time apprentice, enrolling him onto a bespoke training programme to become a fully qualified combustion engineer.
Previously based in the production department, with responsibilities including building EOGB’s popular XSeries domestic oil burners, Harry showed a keen interest in engineering and was offered the chance to train up at EOGB by Technical Director, Martin Cooke.
Harry has since completed a domestic burner course at EOGB and will move on to complete his OFTEC oil and ACS gas qualifications before attending the company’s commercial burner course at Baltur in Italy to gain valuable hands-on experience. He has recently achieved his NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Performing Manufacturing Operations and will progress on to the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Technical Support.
In his new role at EOGB, Harry’s main responsibility will be overseeing in-house R&D projects, including burner testing and problem-solving.
Commenting on his new appointment, Harry said: “Working in production at EOGB really sparked my interest in engineering, particularly in R&D – I’m currently teaching myself how to use 3D CAD software. The team at EOGB have been so encouraging and supportive and I’m really looking forward to becoming fully qualified.”
Martin Cooke, Technical Director at EOGB, said: “We’re very pleased to welcome Harry to the technical department at EOGB where I have no doubt he will be a great asset to the team. He has the enthusiasm and potential to become a great combustion engineer.”