Apprentices train for success

Vehicle technology is advancing all the time, so Brian Robson Coachworks has a culture of Continuing Professional Development and that applies to every member of staff. The importance we place on skills and current competence has helped our business to develop over the past 40 years and Brian Robson Coachworks is a proud advocate of apprenticeships.

We are delighted that our two current apprentices, brothers Calum and Daniel Reed have both passed their NVQ Level 2 qualifications in Mechanical, Electrical and Trim and Panel, respectively. Eager to achieve their Advanced Apprenticeships, both are progressing onto their NVQ Level 3s.

The mixture of workplace and college learning and assessment ensures that St Albans collision repair specialist Brian Robson Coachworks can plan ahead for its future workforce needs by investing in apprentices.

Martin Robson, Managing Director of BRC commented:

“Apprenticeships are a vital way of getting young people used to the world of work, particularly in a complex technical environment such as collision repair. They help businesses to move forward by developing skills based around specific needs and in our experience, apprentices add value to a company’s overall performance and outlook. Dan and Calum have good and rewarding careers ahead of them and we are proud of their achievements.”

For more experienced members of the team, all BRC’s panel and paint technicians hold the national IMI Accreditation, governed by the Institute of the Motor Industry, which requires renewal every three years. Our assessors also hold the IMI’s Vehicle Damage Assessor qualification, including our latest member of staff, Paul Griffin.

Congratulations to the following members of Brian Robson Coachworks on achieving their re-accreditation:

David Beck and Steve Fiske – IMI Accreditation, Senior Panel Technician, Welding BS1140 and BS4872.

Chris Prentice and Rob Pelling – IMI Accreditation, Senior MET Technician.

Dean Marshall – ‘Managing Safely’ Course at Volkswagen Group.

Although there are not always immediate vacancies, BRC is pleased to accept contact from skilled individuals who are interested in working for an award-winning business. Please email CVs and a covering letter to include your area of expertise to –


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