Giuseppe Giliberti is the newest addition to TM Machinery’s engineering team. An avid sportsman brimming with team spirit, Giuseppe’s drive and eagerness to learn, combined with his naturally competitive nature, has seen him complete a level three course in electrical and electronic engineering and win one of only 30 places on Toyota’s hugely popular four-year apprenticeship programme to become a fully-qualified, multi-skilled maintenance engineer.

“It was the best thing I ever did, and to beat thousands of people to gain an apprenticeship that was in partnership with Toyota was an immensely proud moment for me,” says Giuseppe. “The first two years were spent at Toyota’s apprentice development centre – a school for engineering – where we learned everything from electrical hand skills, welding, hydraulics and pneumatics to practical machining on lathes and mills. It was an intense period of time but I learnt so much and it really fuelled my interest in engineering.”

It came as no surprise to Giuseppe’s family that, following the completion of his apprenticeship, he became a machinery maintenance engineer and spent two years expanding his machinery knowledge.

“I spent my time learning as much as I could about woodworking machinery by stripping them down and rebuilding them,” he says. “It was a great way to build on my competencies and it gave me an opportunity to work on panel and solid wood machinery.”

But, Giuseppe was keen to embark on a new challenge and gain more on-site experience. In June 2021, he became TM Machinery’s newest Service Engineer.

“From the off, TM approached things differently,” admits Giuseppe. “They wanted to know what I’d learnt since completing my apprenticeship program, what I enjoyed, what I wanted out of my career and where I wanted to go. They wanted to make sure it was the right fit for both of us and as a result, I’m in a job I really enjoy and that continues to challenge me every day. I now cover everything from machinery repairs and maintenance to machinery dismantling and installations.”

It’s the machinery installations that Giuseppe particularly enjoys. “Building something from nothing excites me,” he says. “I felt the same way at school and always enjoyed finding out how things were made. Recently, I worked with another engineer to decommission a wall saw and move it to another unit, where we then had to reinstall and fully test the machine ready for use. This kind of job puts everything I’ve learned into practise and puts my skills to good use. There’s no better felling for me and I’m excited to be part of the TM team.”