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    Colin Adams

    I started work at Rolls-Royce in Derby England as a Sheet metal worker and Coppersmith

    apprentice at only 16. I graduated early to full tradesman at 19 on three shifts in the

    Maintenance and Manufacturing area of Sinfin C site as a Coppersmith. I continued at my

    studies and went on to take an advanced level welding course, which helped me in my

    later career.

    I stayed with Rolls-Royce Derby for 10 years, before I accepted to take a voluntary

    redundancy package.

    Next employer was Defabs Ltd. Where my welding skills came in very handy, in the brewing and food industry.

    GTR Engineering was a small company who I worked for. They performed small tasks with

    local firms around the Derby and Nottingham area.

    Rotadata Ltd was the employer I really wanted to work for. While completing my 9 years

    at that wonderful company I learned the skills in instrumentation I have today.

    In early 1999 I sent out my CV for a new career, and was asked if I wanted to be a contractor in Canada. I said I would prefer a full time position and Rolls-Royce Canada approached me with an offer of employment and citizenship. I accepted and started in the summer of 1999.

     

     

    I have been employed as a specialist in Instrumentation ever since.

    I became an active member of the union LL2468 in 2005 as a grievance committee member.

    Since then I have been on the negotiating committee (RRC) and am now the Financial Secretary. I am also a member of the Grievance Committee (Siemens).

     

    I enjoy fishing and watching NASCAR racing.

     

    CAdams

    Colin Adams – Financial Secretary