BRS are well known for promoting a culture of learning within their business.
With a highly skilled and technical workforce the company uses its in house service team to support junior engineers and apprentices, mentoring them and training them to excel in the practicalities of becoming accomplished refrigeration and air conditioning engineers.
“Kenny” Leigh was one such apprentice. Kenny joined us at BRS in August 2009, bringing with him some experience gained in the plumbing trade. He was keen to learn a technical trade; one that complimented what he had learnt so far and saw an opportunity to do so at BRS.
James Beswick, the Managing Director at BRS, saw a bright future for Kenny. He took him on as a formal apprentice and enrolled him at the Wythenshawe College in Manchester; enabling Kenny to study for his formal Refrigeration and Air conditioning Qualifications.
With day release from his normal work, Kenny learnt at college for one day a week and spent the rest of the time working with more senior engineers on live projects. This enabled him to use knowledge gained in the classroom and skills learnt on the job to improve his technical ability and progress within the trade.
Kenny has now been fully qualified for two years, and finds his role within BRS satisfying and interesting. With no two days the same his mission is to continually add to his knowledge and increase his skills further; this is making him an increasingly capable engineer within the BRS business team and a role model for other junior engineers to follow.
Following on from Kenny’s success story, BRS actively looks to promote formal apprenticeships in the workplace, particularly as the business is expanding. At the time of writing two more apprentices are advancing their careers as members of the BRS team.
We wish them well.