Bridgestone trains prison inmates to be tyre technicians


 

Tyre maker Bridgestone is training prisoners at HMP Feathestone to be truck tyre fitters to help equip them with the skills needed for a career in the industry after they complete their sentences. Up to 30 Featherstone inmates will gain Institute of the Motor Industry accredited qualifications including Bridgestone’s REACT roadside technician, commercial wheel security and licensed commercial tyre technician awards. All equipment – including a custom-built trailer wheel rig – has been provided by Bridgestone to create a hands-on […]