Terry Graham left school in 1980 and joined Whessoe in Darlington as a Technician Apprentice, leaving to do a four-year degree in Mechanical Engineering at Teesside Polytechnic as it was called then. After graduating he joined Royal Ordnance at Birtley as a Graduate Engineer, eventually working on the design and development of tank ammunition. After six years Terry joined TRW, who supplied dashboard switches to the automotive industry, as a Project Engineer, then two years later joined Talent at Newton Aycliffe, now part of international automotive supplier Gestamp, who manufacture pressed and welded chassis parts to the automotive industry. Terry started as a Project Engineer, progressed to Project Manager and was involved in many international projects working with Ford, Volvo and Jaguar Landrover. The role involved frequent meetings with customers and suppliers. He eventually moved to managing the prototype manufacture for project throughout Gestamp, leaving the company in 2017.
Terry has volunteered at Darlington Locomotive Works for the last two years and has also assisted with maintenance of Tornado at several locations. He enjoys the unique challenge of the construction of the new P2 and is looking forward to managing the project.