Joint presentation for BJB employees

June 13, 2013 | posted in: BJB NEWS, forklift servicing, forklift training | by

Two members of the BJB Lift Trucks team had cause to celebrate recently at a presentation held at The Linden Homes Club. Alex Flowers (20) was marking the end of his 4 year apprenticeship. Colleague Pat McMurray (65), who had mentored Alex in electronics, accepted some gifts to mark his contribution to Alex’s apprenticeship and his own semi-retirement.

Colleagues, friends and family attended The Linden Homes Club where they saw Alex receive an iPhone 5 and Pat an electric golf trolley. Pat and Alex presented each other with their gifts.

Alex Flowers - ResizedThe occasion also saw Alex formally sign off his apprenticeship indenture in the presence of directors Pete Harvey and proud father, Phil Flowers. The ceremony marked the end of the NVQ based apprenticeship as a materials handling equipment technician which had seen Alex attending City of Bristol College. With advancements in forklift design and manufacture, Alex chose to specialise in electronics. Under Pat’s guidance and mentoring, Alex has flourished into an accomplished engineer who will no doubt be a valuable addition to the BJB Lift Trucks service team.

Alex’s apprenticeship represented some of the considerable investment made in staff training and development by BJB Lift Trucks. This investment was recognised in May 2013 when the firm scooped the Grimsby Institute Excellence in Training award at the Northern Lincolnshire Business awards for the second time in three years.