Brammer backs engineers of tomorrow

Posted on 17 Apr 2015 by Jonny Williamson

Brammer, a leading distributor of industrial maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) products and services, has announced a further initiative confirming its support for the UK’s next generation of engineers in the manufacturing sector.

The initiative will formally recognise the importance of apprentices to the future of British industry by rewarding the top students with the title ‘Apprentice of the Year’.

The scheme complements  a similar highly successful initiative run for several years  by Buck & Hickman, a distributor of tools, maintenance and health & safety products, which joined the Brammer Group in 2011.

All UK-based companies operating an apprenticeship scheme, as well as colleges providing training courses in engineering or key trades, can nominate their star apprentices with a winner from each organisation selected.

Brammer and Buck & Hickman will donate prizes for the winning apprentice in each company, which include a certificate, trophy and £100 in vouchers for the acclaimed Roebuck tool range which is exclusively available to Brammer and Buck & Hickman.

Each apprentice registered will also receive £10 in Roebuck vouchers.

Ian Ritchie, managing director of Brammer and Buck & Hickman, explained: “Throughout our history, we’ve been involved in meeting the ever-changing needs of British industry for MRO products and we have seen many apprentice engineers grow to become leaders in the sector.

“Having our own Apprentice of the Year Awards once again demonstrates our backing of the UK’s future industrial leaders and we look forward to learning about the commitments our future generations are making to engineering.”

For further information about the scheme and to register, visit