Timothy Rothe completed year 12 at Glossop High School in 1996. He commenced an apprenticeship as a Mechanical Engineering Tradesperson in 1996 becoming fully qualified in 2000. During this time he was employed by the Engineering Employment Association and Contracted to a local Engineering business. In 1999 Timothy was the Riverland Apprentice of the Year and Metal Trade award winner, and in 2000 he was short listed for the State Apprentice of the year. Timothy won a grant in 2002, as part of the Nescafe Big Break, towards starting his own business.
Since winning this grant Tim has been the owner operator of his own Mechanical Engineering Repair business, located in Berri. Liquid Associated Mechanical Services (LAMS), previously known as Laser Alignment Maintenance Services has been operating for 9 years throughout the Riverland and surrounding areas. Over the past 9 years LAMS have successfully trained 3 Apprentices and during peak periods have employed up to 9 staff members. LAMS specialise in Mechanical repairs and upgrades for the water industry. LAMS pride themselves on providing reliable and efficient services maintaining up to date skills, certification and equipment. Over the past 9 years LAMS have evolved to suit the needs of local, state and interstate customers. In 2009 LAMS implemented a Quality Management System becoming certified in accordance with IS09001.
Timothy believes that wining Apprentice of the year is a great achievement and stepping stone for apprentices, and knows that through hard work and dedication your goals can be achieved.