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Apprentice News

Bri-Stor Apprentices start electrical training on-site

Having finished their initial training at The JCB Academy, our Apprentices have been doing some electrical training this week with Rob Bunyan, Bri-Stor Field Service Engineer. The group have been practising all sorts of electrical wiring including a hand wash system which encompasses a relay and a switch.

After they have completed this they will be paired up with an electrician to start electrics on a working vehicle.

We are proud of our Apprentices who are showing some real skill and determination since they joined us back in September 2016 and we look forward to seeing their progress over the next few months.

Electrical Training


Bri-Stor Apprentices undertake 'On Board Diagnostic' training

On the 2nd May Westfalia Automotive delivered On Board Diagnostic (OBD) training to the Apprentices, which has provided them with a sound knowledge of the OBD reader’s capability and restrictions.

The training was delivered in two parts. The first part was through an informative presentation which gave the eager youngsters the background knowledge about the OBD and its capabilities. The second part was conducted on the vehicles on the shop floor, where they each had the opportunity to connect the OBD reader to the vehicles, then interpret both historic fault codes and live data that the vehicle has stored in the Electronic Control Unit (ECU).

A big thanks to Rick Sykes for his time delivering this to our Apprentices.

OBD Training

Training taking place in the Bri-Stor factory

Bri-Stor are looking for Engineering Apprentices to join the team with 16 apprenticeship positions available for the school leavers of 2017.

If you have a passion for engineering, a thirst for knowledge and a desire to succeed, then you could be a business leader of the future. We are offering positions as Apprentice Mechanical/ Electrical Engineer and Apprentice Manufacturing Engineer.

Successful applicants will be studying towards completing a Technical Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations with the potential to progress to a Level 4 (Foundation Degree) Qualification whilst earning up to £10,000 in your first year.

Apprentices will gain practical experience coupled with outstanding training and tuition that will contribute to the future success of our business. Working alongside industry trained experts we guarantee individual support which will benefit your personal and professional development.

Come to our open evening on 28th March and take a tour of our 30 acre site.


 2016 Apprentices

Apprentices JCB

Our 2016 Apprentices have recently begun their training at Bri-Stor Systems, part of the Bri-Stor Group and at the JCB Academy.

With various roles been undertaken, all of the apprentices are starting off with initial assessments of Maths and English and will be working towards starting their portfolios.

This year the Bri-Stor Group have been very fortunate to take on 26 Apprenticeship placements with roles in Auto Electrician, Mechanical / Electrical Engineer and Manufacturing /

The Auto Electricians have taken and passed with exceedingly good results, a Level 1 in Health and Safety with the Group Health and Safety Officer. This role has already got off to a great start with techniques in crimping, soldering, loom manufacturing, wiring fuse boxes and colour coding underway.

Apprentices who are based at the JCB Academy for the first 6 months wasted no time in getting their skill base off to a good start. Learning bench fitting, sheet metal work, welding and getting their first hands on experience using AutoCAD.

The Apprentices are already making themselves known with some strong personalities shining through and as a Group we are already looking forward our next generation of skilled engineers and electricians.

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2016 Apprenticeships at a careers event helping to launch our Apprenticeship scheme.

After a successful year of attending various career events, invitations to school job fairs and local media support, Bri-Stor Systems saw a huge number of candidates apply for the apprenticeship schemes on offer this year. We are pleased to announce the intake of 25 apprentices this year, all of which have undergone an interview with the Company Directors and have successfully passed. 

Apprentices stand to gain valuable experience in key manufacturing areas using state of the art technology and will be able to study towards an engineering qualification.

Andrew Humphrey, Managing Director of the Bri-Stor Group said: “We have been recruiting apprentices since 2010. Many young people in Staffordshire have started a successful career at Bri-Stor systems and have continued to progress within the group.

Staffordshire is an exciting hub of manufacturing activity and our apprentices will be part of the next generation of skilled engineers and electricians in the region”.
We look forward to welcoming our new Apprentices in September.