The Field Service Diesel Fitter: Luke’s Story

After Luke Fleming completed Year 12 he started a career as a development coach for the Australian Rugby League and, following this, spent some years as a customs officer. His dream, however, had always been to have a career in the automotive industry. It was not until the age of 27 that Luke made the career switch to an Australian Apprenticeship, starting a Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology (Heavy Vehicle Mobile Equipment) with Hastings Deering. Since completing his Australian Apprenticeship, Luke is employed as a Field Service Diesel Fitter for the Hastings Deering Caterpillar dealership. He enjoys travelling to different parts of the Northern Territory to diagnose, correct and maintain heavy vehicle equipment.

Luke was the winner of the 2012 NT Austin Ashe Apprentice of the Year Award and was a finalist the same year at the Australian Training Awards.