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Hard Work Pays Off

Caterham Race Day 1

This week our Apprentices headed to Donnington race track with Bri-Stor Group Directors, Project Manager Ian Buckley and Apprentice Manager William Davies-Hill to experience a full day on the track with the Caterham 7 Kit Car. Over the past 3 months the team have gradually built the Caterham from scratch and as a result were rewarded with numerous laps around the track in their prized piece.

Joshua Crisp, Bri-Stor Systems Apprentice said of the day: “I Had Such an amazing experience at Donnington park with all the apprentices and managers from Bri-Stor Systems. Thrilled to have had this opportunity”.

Plans are already in place for the next Caterham project to be built by the next intake of Apprentices. Going forward, this is something Bri-Stor may continue to organise as this is a great way for them to develop their skills and improve their knowledge and understanding of engineering.

Caterham Race Day 2

Martin Smith commented “The lads did a brilliant job of the build and today was about giving them something to remember, as reward for the way they went about the project. The teams were so enthusiastic about the whole project throughout and end result was fantastic".

The Caterham - Wrapped to Perfection

Caterham Wrap

This week has seen a more creative aspect to the build. The Caterham has had a wrap designed and applied by skilled applicators and the end result is fantastic. It has transformed the look of the car with its vertical stripes; it's not quite as fast as a Dodge Viper but it certainly looks just as good.

The main aim for this week is to finish the wiring, check all fluids and bleeding and do a dry turn over.

The build is going from strength to strength and hopefully next week the Apprentices will get the chance to rev it up for the first time!

Caterham Build continues its build

Caterim Kit week 8

This week has been no different to any other with a busy schedule for the Caterham build. Our Apprentices have tackled electrics from wiring lights and adjusting indicators, putting their skills to the test.

Other mechanical components have been worked on this week including handbrake adjustment, oiling the engine and bleeding the brakes.

There are still some challenges ahead and these next few weeks will be testament to the build and completion of the car.

The Apprentice Caterham Project is racing ahead

Week 7

Over the last few weeks our Apprentices have been making exceptional progress on the Caterham build. The team have worked closely with each other to make sure that all elements have been assembled correctly, from interior fittings such as gear lever, steering wheel and a roll cage to final details such as electrical wiring, fitting the suspension, gearbox and radiator installation to name just a few.

Now about 2/3 of the way the way through the build, the team are beginning to talk about the final stages of the project and we can’t wait for them to fire it up for the first time.

Week 6

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."

Caterim Kit Car 1

Apprentices ready to start the build of suspension wishbones.