Blood is thicker than motors

Posted on 04 Feb 2009

When the time came to make a career move, two brothers decided to keep it in the family.

Steven and Lee Bramley, from Seaham, both work alongside each other as HGV technicians within the commercial service department at the JenningsFord and Mazda supersite based on Riverside Road, just off Wessington Way in Sunderland.

22-year-old, Lee was the first member of the family to land a job at the dealership and within six months, his 25-year-old brother, Steven, was also accepting the same job with the same company.

For Lee, the job and the company was recommended by a friend who suggested he submitted his cv. With relevant experience, knowledge and qualifications having worked in a similar role for two other motor companies in the region, Lee was offered the job and accepted without hesitation.

Within several months, Steven was on the payroll and the brothers were working alongside each other.

“I didn’t for one minute anticipate that Steven would end up working with me,” said Lee.

“I was really pleased to hear he got the job. It’s great, I really enjoy it.”

Steven is currently working towards an NVQ Level 3 in Light Motor Vehicles which he aims to complete later this year, in addition to attending various training courses through Ford Motor Company.

The dedicated duo are responsible for servicing and repairing commercial vehicles, in addition to Lee being a qualified MOT tester, which enables him to carry out full MOT tests and inspections on any commercial vehicle.

Ian Grant, after sales manager of the commercial and service departments at Jennings in Sunderland, said; “It’s unusual having two young brothers working in the same role, let alone the same company.”

“Both Lee and Steven are extremely dedicated and conscientious individuals who always work hard and will continue to succeed in the future.”

For more information about the range of products and services available at the Jennings dealership on Riverside Road, customers can contact 0191 5491111.

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