Bri-Stor Group launches higher apprenticeship scheme in bid to increase 500-strong workforce

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A group of Staffordshire-based companies have launched a higher apprenticeship scheme – and are on the lookout for seven new recruits.

Bri-Stor Group – which is made up of Bri-Stor Systems, Alpha Manufacturing, Atlas Coating and Hex Signs and Graphics – has seven vacancies across its four companies.

The 500-strong group, which is based in Hixon near Stafford, has taken on at least 13 engineering apprentices every year for the last 11 years.

Now it is looking to expand the scheme with the recruitment of a number of higher, Level 3 and 4 apprentices across a variety of roles.

Group HR manager Karen Barnacle said: "This is an exciting time to join our business. After experiencing significant growth across all group companies, we are looking for ambitious and driven people to support all areas of our dynamic business, while gaining recognised qualifications.

"This year's intake marks the official launch of our higher apprenticeship programme. Having achieved such success previously with our Level 3 engineering apprentices, we believe this will be just as effective in producing the dynamic team members we need to take our business forward."

The roles include fully-funded mechanical and engineering apprenticeships which will take place in collaboration with Derby University; participants will work towards a degree and gain hands-on experience.

The other vacancies will see apprentices study for a Level 3 or 4 qualification in areas such as purchasing and signage/graphics.

Bri-Stor group apprenticeship manager, William Davies-Hill said: "We are proud to have supported over 100 young students through our established apprenticeship programme and are now looking to strengthen our programme with the recruitment of seven higher apprentices.

"Over the past decade, not only have all of our previous apprentices achieved exceptional pass rates, but all have continued onto full-time positions within the company, contributing to the future success of the group.

"Our hope is that with our record of outstanding support for our apprentices, this new intake will flourish in their roles and be an asset to our company as they start on their chosen career path."

(Source: Business Live)

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