Being a Brafe Apprentice
We are committed to embracing and developing the next wave of Foundry-workers and Engineers; Generation Z picking up from our Baby-Boomers. Our need for committed, enthused and skilled employees is a continual process, critical to meeting the ever-changing needs of our customer base and industry.
Brafe’s Apprentice program is now in its 7th year, with the organisation constantly looking for talented employees from school-leavers through to higher education students.
What We Expect of our Apprentices;
- Punctuality – To be ready and motivated to work each day.
- Commitment – A drive to learn, absorb information and become the future of our Industry.
- Respect – Our colleagues, Customers and Suppliers.
- Compliance – To work safely; Using common sense and following Procedure and Process.
- To embrace all that is good about Brafe; Its Culture, Ethos, Past and Future.
What our Apprentices Expect from Us;
- Reward – A rate of pay and rewards befitting of the role; and beyond our statutory obligation.
- Commitment – To offer the most relevant and specific Training and Qualifications, supporting the practical application of skills.
- Valued – The same level of respect as any other employee or stakeholder.
- Compliance – A safe and secure working environment.
- To instil all that is good about Brafe; Its Culture, Ethos, Past and Future.
Apprenticeship Success Stories
Tim and Tom
Tom Levett joined Brafe as a 1st Year Apprentice in 2012, and was soon accompanied by Tim Newport. They are now both front-line Machinists, working with the most complex of materials and demanding machining requirements. In between, both Tom and Tim went through a formal training program, culminating in a successful HNC Qualification, alongside the equally important experience of working with our time-served Precision Engineers in our Machine-shop.
Alex is one of three employees who’ve recently passed their HNC in Mechanical Engineering, a vital qualification to accompany his role within our Plant Engineering & Maintenance Team. Again, this formal classroom training has perfectly complemented his hands-on education alongside our highly qualified and skilled engineers at Brafe. Alex’s Training continues with larger scale project work and advancement to the equivalent HND qualification.