FJ Chalke Group

Meet our Apprentices

Rob Cross

  • Dealership Location: Vale Motors
  • Apprenticeship: Technician
  • Favourite Cars: Lotus Elan m100, Lotus Elise S1, VW UP! GTI, Suzuki Ignis Sport, Fiat 500 & Abarth

Rob completed his GCSE’s at King Arthurs school and enjoys the Technician Apprenticeship role within our Academy.

He has many hobbies including go karting, rebuilding cars and bikes in addition to maintaining a 24-year-old Lotus Elise. He owns a Fiat Panda which he hopes to transform into a track car and loves going on driving adventures in his dad’s Lotus Elise. He is also a keen rugby player.

Rob chose the Academy after enjoying the teamwork and friendly atmosphere.

He hopes to stay at Vale Motors for many years as he finds it a great place to work and thoroughly enjoys working alongside his Mentor, Liam whom he learns so much from.

Evie Fulton

  • Dealership Location: Yeovil Nissan
  • Apprenticeship: Customer Service
  • Favourite Car: Audi RS7

Evie has successfully secured a Customer Service Apprenticeship within our Academy. Evie is completing her Customer Service Advisor training in both our Yeovil Kia and Yeovil Nissan showrooms.

She enjoys cooking for her family and friends and listening to music, but her main passion is cars and always wanted to be in an environment where she could learn more about them.

Combining her love for cars and her desire to help people will make her a great Customer Service Advisor.

Welcome to the team Evie!

Ben Hawkins

  • Dealership Location: Wincanton
  • Apprenticeship: Technician
  • Favourite Car: Mercedes E63 AMG Wagon

We are pleased to have Ben join our ever-growing family as a Level 2 Autocare Technician.

Ben enjoys playing football and Golf and is a huge Arsenal fan, he loves walking his springer Spaniel – Rocko with his fiancé.

Ben was determined to become a Technician and enjoys the role immensely.

Daniel Huntley

  • Dealership Location: Yeovil Nissan
  • Apprenticeship: Technician
  • Favourite Car: Mazda RX-7

Daniel completed his GCSEs at Preston School and enjoys a Technician Apprenticeship within our Academy. His hobbies and interests are cars, motorbikes, model making, WW1 & WW2, and has always known he wanted to work with cars from a young age.

Daniel has an array of football trophies, sea cadet badges, swimming, and rowing medals.

Daniel has joined our friendly team in our Yeovil Nissan workshop.

Rueban James

  • Dealership Location: Mere
  • Apprenticeship: Technician

Rueban is in the final year of his apprenticeship and is a valued team member at the Academy.

Rueban has always been passionate about cars and enjoys spending time with his family.

Harvey Pinkett

  • Dealership Location: Yeovil Kia
  • Apprenticeship: Technician
  • Favourite Car: Nissan Silva S15

Harvey completed his GCSE’s at Stanchester school and is a Technician Apprentice within our Academy. His hobbies include listening to rock music and swimming.

After completing a work experience placement with the team at FJ Chalke he soon decided that he wanted to start his career within the Academy. Harvey was impressed with the staff support and great environment on his placement!

We are excited that Harvey has joined the team in our Yeovil Kia workshop.

Adam Rolls

  • Dealership Location: Wincanton
  • Apprenticeship: Bodyshop
  • Favourite Car: Mitsubishi VL4 3000GT

We are thrilled to welcome Adam to our exceptional Bodyshop team as an Apprentice Vehicle Body/Panel Repair Technician.

Adam, a passionate musician, is currently learning to play the electric guitar. He has had a love for cars and bikes since childhood, with his favourite being the Mitsubishi VL4 3000GT.

Caitlyn Stevens

  • Dealership Location: Wincanton
  • Apprenticeship: Technician
  • Favourite Car: Mazda CX-5

Caitlyn has recently joined our bustling workshop in Wincanton. She has a longstanding passion for cars and enjoys watching Formula 1 and Top Gear. Her favourite car is the Mazda CX-5.

Caitlyn also has two dogs – a Dachshund and Jack Russell mix, and a Basset Hound and Beagle mix – which she loves taking for walks.

Jaiden Taylor

  • Dealership Location: Vale Motors
  • Apprenticeship: Service Advisor
  • Favourite Car: 1999 Nissan Skyline GTR R34 in Blue

Jaiden, who has recently completed a Level 2 Motor Mechanics course joins the Academy as an Apprentice Service Advisor. He will use his mechanical expertise to assist customers effectively. Jaiden has a young daughter named Luna and cherishes spending time with her and his family.