The annual Bri-Stor Group apprenticeship open evening was held at the Group’s Hixon facilities this week and once again, was exceptionally well attended.
Around 30 potential future engineers, plus their parents came along the evening and were treated to a guided tour of the entire site including Bri-Stor Systems LCV conversion facility, Hex Signs & Graphics, Atlas Powder Coating and Alpha Manufacturing’s precision sheet metal fabrication factory.
In addition, this year’s tour included the brand-new Alpha Manufacturing offices and welfare facility which was recently completed as well a dedicated apprenticeship training facility built for next year’s apprenticeship intake.
Also on show during the evening were many of the products of apprentice team projects, such as the Soapbox Derby racers and the stunning Caterham Seven 360R, built by last years apprentices.
A mixture of Bri-Stor and Alpha engineers, current and former apprentices and Group Directors were on hand to give guided tours and answer any questions from students and parents. As usual, there were plenty of questions from engaged visitors as they were impressed by the manufacturing and engineering capabilities on site.
Many of the young visitors had already applied for either the Electro-Mechanical NVQ with Bri-Stor or Alpha’s Engineering & Manufacturing NVQ, with further applications received since the open evening.
Will Davies-Hill is Group Apprentice Manager and was delighted by the turn out:
“It was another hugely successful evening with great attendance and interest shown by those who came. The groups seemed really enthused and excited by the facilities and the course in general. For me, the most rewarding part of these evenings is to hear our current apprentices speaking really positively about their experiences and selling the programme to visitors”
Applications for both apprenticeships will remain open until 28th February, with interviews beginning in early March. Successful candidates will then begin their studies in September 2019.
Simply visit our apprenticeships page and complete a short form to register.