Last week marked the start of the Bri-Stor journey for our first-year apprentices. Both Bri-Stor and Alpha apprentices spent the start of their week with our training partner JCB Academy. Where they completed a number of team building activities, focusing on problem solving, design & build and communication skills.
While spending time at the JCB Academy, our apprentices were also introduced to their engineering course, their tutors and the academy itself. During the first year, the group will spend 4 days at the academy working on engineering principles and theory, and 1 day a week working at Bri-Stor Systems or Alpha Manufacturing.
The second part of the week saw our apprentices on site settling into the Bri-Stor Group, adjusting to their new surroundings and learning processes and procedures. They were introduced to their program of study in detail for the coming year and beyond, including team projects and events such as the annual Elan Valley trip and Soap-Box Derby event. The young engineers were keen to get stuck into life with the Bri-Stor Group and were full of questions about the business as they soaked in their new surroundings.
This year, twelve apprentices were accepted across the Bri-Stor Group from over one hundred and fifty applicants from the Staffordshire area. The Bri-Stor Group apprenticeship program has grown considerably over the past 10 years to become one of the most advanced and sought-after Engineering Apprenticeships in the Midlands, with many former Apprentices now in key positions within the business.
Applications for 2021 apprenticeships will soon be open for both Bri-Stor Systems and Alpha Manufacturing.