Proud to pass on a very rare trade to Callum
Posted on 19th November 2019 at 11:35
We’ve welcomed a very special new member to our team – our new armature winding apprentice Callum Young.
Callum has joined us to learn all about this rare skill from our own talented rewind specialists, Marcin Jusko and Marcin Starzynski, and is already impressing us with his positive, friendly attitude, work ethic and determination to learn.
Seventeen and from West Hull, Callum completed a year studying criminology and science at Wyke Sixth Form College when he left school, but decided he would rather get hands-on and spend the next few years working while learning a trade.
“I decided to look for an apprenticeship instead of continuing at college and my dad, who’s a plumber, suggested learning armature winding, as a friend of his over in West Yorkshire is involved in it. I didn’t know a lot about it at that point, but liked the sound of it when he explained it to me.
“Mark from Humber Rewind agreed to let me spend a week’s work experience at the site and I loved it – I was over the moon when he then decided to offer me an apprenticeship because this kind of opportunity is few and far between. It’s given me a valuable chance to learn mechanical and electrical engineering in general, but to also really specialise in something
“The Marcins are so clever at what they do, I feel like I’m learning loads already, so it’s been a great move for me.”
Armature – or motor – winding, where motors are rewound to service them, or to avoid buying new when they break down, has, until recently, been considered a dying artform. However, Humber Rewind already services motors for a large variety of firms in industries from food production to transport, and Owner and Managing Director Mark Pearson believes the growth in electric vehicles will result in increasing demand for these kinds of skills, meaning that if Callum knuckles down to his apprenticeship, he could have a trade for life.
“As diesel and petrol cars are gradually replaced with electric alternatives, there will basically be a lot more motors out there that need rewinding, either when they break down or to keep them in tip top condition,” said Mark.
“We’ve always believed that rewinding had an important part to play in industry – sadly, too many firms don’t realise how much money they can save in lost production or purchasing new parts when they don’t need to – but now I believe it will come into its own with the advent of electric transport.”
And Mark, who also owns Humber Rewind’s sister company, Pearson Electrical, has been hugely impressed by Callum so far. “He’s a great example of a go-getting young person with the right attitude and it’s great to have him on board,” he said.
“If he continues to show the same level of acumen he’s demonstrated so far, I expect him to fly through his apprenticeship, which will fulfil an important need and opportunity for us, as we feel that winding is going to go from strength to strength as a really important arm of our company over the next few years, and more hands will be needed to service that demand.”
Because the skill of armature winding isn’t as recognised as it used to be, only a small number of colleges nationally offer the academic training Callum will need to complement his on-th-job learning and complete his apprenticeship. So, Mark and his colleagues are busy looking for a suitable one that can meet Callum’s needs.
If you think your company could benefit from Humber Rewind’s services and would like to find out more, or represent a training provider and are interested in providing the academic aspect of Callum’s apprenticeship, please get in touch via (01482) 225080 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
More about our specialist armature winding services
Humber Rewind is one of the few remaining armature winders in the UK
We serve everyone from smaller independent businesses to major manufacturers, and the marine and offshore industries. Basically, any business that relies on motors for its work can benefit from having them rewound – we’ve had instances where our fast response has saved manufacturers and the like hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Available 24-7, we can respond rapidly to help you avoid expensive lost productivity, often repairing a motor in the time it would take to have a brand new one delivered. We carry out an initial assessment on every motor brought in, and provide a straightforward, honest view of the best and most effective repair, replacement or overhaul options. If replacement is the only option, we carry a stock of motors which means we can provide you with a new one quickly and cost efficiently. We can typically turn around regular motors of up to 7.5 kilowatts in 24 hours.
Our well-kitted workshop features the very latest diagnostic and machining equipment, including a state-of-the-art CEMB balancing machine capable of analysing motors up to five tonnes in weight with ultimate precision, as well as a CNC lathe, welding plant and specialist drilling tools.
Our rewind arm is complemented by our Pearson Electrical sister company, which specialises in industrial electrics, including hazardous area work. It offers a dedicated electrical panel building department with the capability to construct ATEX (explosive atmosphere) certified power and control panels.
As our Pearson Electrical sister company has the very latest industry accreditations (ISO 18001, NICEIC – including hazardous area contracting, CompEX (1-4), AEMT and DSEAR), you can rely on receiving the highest possible quality of work from Humber Rewind. Industry-leading accreditations and training: ISO 9001.
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