UKs oldest employee, 90, has been working 76 years – he wont stop until 100

The oldest employee in the United Kingdom has been working for 76 years and is determined to work their way into their 100th birthday.

Vic Sutton, 90, is adamant on working another four years, bringing his total time on the job to a lengthy 80 years.

The great-grandad has been working as an engineer for the past seven and a half decades and is showing no signs of stopping, even trying to stay away from retirement so he "hits the big century".

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His work as a mechanical engineer began in 1949, with Vic taking on an apprenticeship and sticking with the handy role for 75 years, still working in the factory to this day, The Mirror reported.

The mechanical engineer takes three days of five on the factory floor at Teepee Electrical in Bloxwich, Walsall, and had previously worked as a radio engineer for the Royal Air Force.

Vic said: "My family keep asking me when I'm going to stop, but I genuinely just love coming to work.

"I love my family to bits, but I have no intention of giving up work just yet. As long as I remain fit enough – both in body and mind – I hope to still be working at Teepee Electrical when I hit the big century."

The long-serving worker celebrated his 90th birthday on the shop floor at the start of April, with a surprise party held by his colleagues at Teepee Electrical, where he has worked for more than two decades.

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Vic added: "I've been here two decades, starting off doing the drawings for the wiring harnesses for some big-name customers.

"We've got our own testing room that's like my own den and my problem-solving skills are definitely put into good use as the management team tend to bring me in to make things more efficient at our Leamore Road Factory."

It is not just electrical wiring Vic is a dab hand at, but he is also quite the local hero for his work as a DJ, having played 700 gigs over the course of his life.

Vic, who was described by boss Steve Clarke as a '"walking, talking inspiration" has four grandchildren, Ashleigh, Amy, Ellie and William from his daughter Joanne and son Darren, as well as four great-grandchildren, Elliot, Nevaeh, Harlow and Nixon.

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