90 Days 90 Vehicles
A hugely successful day on Sunday 2nd April for the hand-over of the newly converted Mercedes Vitos to the RAC.
At the beginning of January, we had no vans, nothing built and only a nomination email – 90 days later, Bri-Stor Systems have fully converted over 90 vans, all of which were operationally ready on 2nd April.
This has been a massive achievement and success, which was only possible with the team work, effort and dedication shown by the full Bri-Stor team. The build included everything from internal fit out, communications equipment to new livery.
Well done to everyone at Bri-Stor Group who had an involvement in this – here’s to the next build!!
Bal Parmar, Account Manager at RAC for Mercedes officially handing over the first of 90 vehicles.
Bri-Stor open evening for new generation of engineers was a success
On Tuesday 28th November, we opened our doors to our impressive 30 acre site where Bri-Stor hosted one of their most successful Apprenticeship open evenings yet, with numerous visitors coming to view our site.
Potential students, all looking to start an Engineering Apprenticeship this year, had the opportunity to take part in interactive sessions and speak with team leaders, current Apprentices and those who have successfully completed Apprenticeships to discuss the range of opportunities the programmes open up to them. As well as this, visitors were taken on a factory tour to see first-hand all that is on offer.
William Davies-Hill, Apprentice Manager said “The evening was a great success, the young people had a chance to see the scope of the factory and meet the management team. Whilst on the tour they had the chance to decide which business would best suit their goals and set them on the career path they want. Overall a good evening and a vital first step towards employment for potential new apprentices”.
The Bri-Stor Group are looking to recruit 16 Apprentices in September 2017. Having already received countless applications for both Mechanical Engineer at Bri-Stor Systems and Manufacturing / Engineering at Alpha Manufacturing, the Group are confident that all these places will be filled.
To apply for an Apprenticeship please fill in the form online.
Bri-Stor Awarded Outstanding Contribution Award by RAC Operations
On Friday 17th March Bri-Stor attended the Annual Supplier Awards Ceremony with the RAC. The event was held at The RAC Club in London where the RAC recognised their suppliers and partners who have made an outstanding contribution to the RAC’s business over 2016.
Bri-Stor are very proud to have been recognised with this award from RAC for their contributions over 2016 which saw over 250 vehicles being converted – all with a key for key delivery service.
It is testament to the dedication and effort of the 400 staff of the Bri-Stor Group who all contribute to our combined success.
The build begins for the Caterham Kit Car
Our 2nd year Apprentices get under way with their 2017 project to build a Caterham kit car. Every week will see them progress through a pre-defined schedule which will result in a completed build. The build will take around 12 weeks and this will certainly challenge our Apprentices, especially in their technical skills. The build will include full assembly of drivetrain, engine, electricals, bodywork and fixings to produce a fully functional track day car.
This weeks’ task was to get to grips with fitting instructions and to start building the suspension wishbones. Not an easy task by far, but we have confidence that our Apprentices will complete this section ready for the next stage.
Atlas Coating Manager Ian Buckley, who is project managing the build said:
"It's a great project for the young Apprentices to be involved in and they've been really keen to get started. It's a good opportunity to hone their engineering skills whilst working on something really engaging interesting to them whilst building good teamwork skills. I think they'll be really proud of the finished project once its complete."
Apprentices ready to start the build of suspension wishbones.
Our Apprentices Return Back to Bri-Stor from The JCB Academy
Our current Year 1 and Year 2 Apprentices at Bri-Stor who are studying Auto Electrics & Electrical Engineering
Our current Bri-Stor Apprentices have just completed their first 6 months of a Level 2 Apprenticeship whilst studying full time at the JCB Academy.
Now, returning to Bri-Stor to continue studying towards an Apprenticeship in Performing Engineering Operations, they will gain hands-on, practical experience that will contribute to our business success.
We welcome them all to Bri-Stor and look forward to seeing our new recruits develop and acquire new skills over the next few months.
If you are interested in becoming an Engineering Apprentice at Bri-Stor Systems our applications for this year are open. Please fill in the Application Form.
Our current Year 1 Apprentices returning to Bri-Stor to study Auto Electrics & Electrical Engineering
Bri-Stor Apprentices already making the news for this year's Soapbox race in Stone
STONE'S soapbox race is hoped to become one of the biggest events on the Staffordshire calendar and Bri-Stor are looking forward to taking part amongst the action.
The inaugural event last year attracted around 3,000 people to the town's High Street and this year's event on bank holiday Monday, May 29, will feature more jumps, around 50 teams and daytime entertainment.
The 2017 prize list will be extended to include categories such as best dressed soapbox and entertainment value across all sectors such as male teams, female teams, junior teams or more than 150 teams to allow for more prizes to be given out.
William Davies-Hill, Apprenticeship Manager and one of our apprentices, Joe Abbotts, met with race organiser Grahame Neagus in Stone to confirm our place at this years’ event.
He said "We are raising money for Help For Heroes - we raised about £520 last year through sponsorship for the race. It was good fun and this year we will have a few teams of apprentices entering and making the soapboxes".
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