Personal professional development and building skills for the future are important parts of Briggs Equipment’s culture. Having the knowledge and expertise to service the vast array of equipment that we supply requires the kind of confidence that comes from thorough training.
As part of our 2016 Apprenticeship intake, 14 young engineers joined Briggs Equipment to take up positions around the country.
We are now at the end of our first year and it seems like only yesterday that we began our journey. It has been an amazing year and we celebrated all 14 recruits completing their first year with an Apprentice of the Year day at Tamworth Daytona karting centre.
To recognise their progress and achievement, all apprentices were taken to a karting session with Gavin Wickham, Dean Mansell, Gary Grundy and Apprentice Administrator Charlotte Moore, all battling to stand on top of the podium at the end of a very wet race. Bryn Radakovic claimed top spot for the apprentices closely followed by Ben Davies in 2nd place.
During the presentation evening we revealed the 1st and 2nd place for Apprentice of the Year 2017. Brad Webb became our latest Apprentice of the Year followed closely by Lee Ryan. Both guys were worthy of acknowledgment having performed consistently well throughout their first year. They both received Red Letter Days as prizes, giving them an opportunity to experience a thrilling day out of their choice.
Brad (pictured below 2nd left) and Lee (pictured below in the middle) started their journey working for Briggs in the new facility at Haydock workshop along with their mentor, Matt Shaw and Team Leader, Nigel Edington.
Getting off to a great start they have both shown excellent skills, attitude and a willingness to work and learn in the business. This involves living away from home whilst completing college blocks and assessments at Stafford College.
Depot Manager Neil Causer, pictured above (2nd right), commented on Brad and Lee’s achievements. “This really shows the investment in people along with the importance of the Briggs Equipment apprentice scheme and the emphasis placed on developing young engineering talent”.
Our 10 new recruits for 2017/18 began their journey with Briggs on the 18th Sept, demonstrating the company’s continued commitment to identifying and nurturing people who will become part of the industry’s finest engineering workforce. We believe there is no better way to do this than to invest in your own people.
There are currently 24 engineering apprentices on plan with early signs that this could reach more than 45 by 2019.