Join our Higher Apprenticeship scheme and secure an amazing future with us – one of the region’s most dynamic manufacturing and engineering businesses

Now in its 11th year, our Apprenticeship Scheme is one of the most successful in the region.  Each year we recruit between 15 and 20 Apprentices across the Bri-Stor Group (Alpha Manufacturing and Bri-Stor Systems)  and we remain entirely committed to the ongoing development of our Apprenticeship Scheme.

In recognition of our significant growth in the last two years we are formally launching our Higher Apprenticeship Scheme, in partnership with leading training providers, giving even greater opportunities to local students seeking a dynamic and exciting career in our Group.

While the vast majority of Apprentices join us after GCSEs we have a proven track record of developing and nurturing Higher Apprentices too.  Meet Gemma Smith, who graduated as Higher Apprentices in 2020.

This year we will be recruiting nine Higher Apprentices across a number of functions within the Group.  As with our Apprenticeship Scheme, we are partnering with a number of leading providers to support us in the delivery of our Higher Apprenticeship programme ensuring that the work element of the Scheme is matched by a high-quality learning experience


Higher Apprenticeship opportunities in 2021:

Bri-Stor Systems – Higher Apprenticeship:

• Mechanical Engineer (2 vacancies) studying BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Mechanical Design
• Electrical Engineer (1 vacancy) studying BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Electronics
• Signage/Graphics Technician (1 vacancy) studying Level 3 Signage Technician
• Purchasing Assistant (1 vacancy) studying CIPS Level 4 Diploma

Alpha Manufacturing – Higher Apprenticeship:

• Mechanical Engineer (2 vacancies) studying BEng (Hons) Manufacturing Engineering with Mechanical Design
• Purchasing Assistant (1 vacancy) studying CIPS Level 4 Diploma


Why should I consider a Higher Apprenticeship with the Bri-Stor Group?

We have a strong track record in the delivery of the Apprenticeship Scheme and have a full-time team, dedicated to meeting the needs of our Apprentices.  This team is led by Will Davies-Hill, our Apprenticeship Manager and Karen Barnacle, our Group HR Manager.  Bri-Stor Group is one of the UK’s fastest growing manufacturing and engineering businesses and we are proud of the contribution we make to the region’s economy.  There is no limit to the opportunities available within the Group and the majority of our senior leadership team have risen through the ranks from an Apprenticeship Scheme.

How long will my training last and what qualifications do I need to apply?

 This is entirely dependent on the Higher Apprenticeship you choose.  But here’s some information that will guide you in the right direction and a link to the specific course:

Mechanical Engineering with Mechanical Design/with Electronics (Derby University) – this is 80% work and 20% learning and will take 4 years to complete.  For both courses you will need A Levels grade C or above in a mathematical based subject and/or a science, engineering or technology subject.  Or 90+ credits in an Engineering Level 3 BTEC.


Signage/Graphics Technician (Walsall College, Level 3 Signage Technician) – this is a two-year course with a three-month assessment at the end of the training period.  You will need GCSE Level 4 or above in maths and English.


Purchasing Assistant (Chamber Business Training, CIPS Level 4 Diploma) – this is a globally recognised qualification and takes 18 – 24 months to complete.  To apply for this Higher Apprenticeship, you will need at least two A Levels or a CIPS Level 3 Advanced Certificate.


How to apply for an Apprenticeship at the Bri-Stor Group

It’s really simply to apply for our Apprenticeship Scheme in either Alpha Manufacturing or Bri-Stor Systems.  It takes less than a minute, simply fill in your details below, choose either Alpha Manufacturing or Bri-Stor Systems, upload your CV and you’re done.