Bandvulc Employee Best in the UK for Second Year
A Bandvulc employee has gained the highest “City & Guilds Part 1 Retread Process Workshop Practice” mark in UK, the second year in a row that a Bandvulc entrant has laid claim to this award. Every year a number of the company’s employees embark on the City & Guilds course where they have a 12 section syllabus to complete via in-house tuition and no small measure of homework. The course runs from September to April each year and covers all aspects of tyre retreading.
This year Joe Bance managed to beat every other UK entrant to the course. Bance works in the Bandvulc’s technical team and reportedly joined the company just before the course started. Prior to this his only experience of retreading was during holiday work at Bandvulc when he was a student. Here’s how company representatives congratulated their star student: “Having the best marks in the UK and gaining a distinction in this timescale is a real accomplishment and Bandvulc are very proud of him and all who took the course.”
Other successful candidates included: A Mizera – Credit, Jamie Kingdom – Credit, Jack Orzech – Credit, James Kirby – Credit, Yvonne Bealey – Distinction, Matt Hayter – Distinction, Paul John – Credit, and Gemma Tucker – Distinction. Congratulating everyone who made the grade, company representatives points that Bandvulc awarded Joe Bance a bottle of champagne for his particular achievement.
In order to gain their grades employees had to complete training that combines classroom and hands-on experience on the factory floor, such as patch repairing a tyre. They also studied damaged tyres, reasons for removal and load and speed ratings, to name just a few subject areas. Bandvulc has been entering employees from all areas of the business onto City & Guilds courses for the last 15 years, which could go some way to explaining the firm’s position in the fleet business. For example, staff in Bandvulc Tyre Contracts say that the narratives and terminology learnt during their courses enable them to converse more fully with service providers, which in turn must facilitate the ordering process.