With ‘People’ being the first of our four core values here at TJL, we look to employ individuals who connect with these principles and David - one of our fourth year joinery apprentices who works in our factory - is certainly one of them. David’s interest in joinery was sparked by his father who worked in the trade and his passion rubbed off from father to son.
“My dad has always been a joiner and growing up watching him work meant I had a basic level of understanding by the time it came to me deciding this was the path for me.”
Here at TJL we are always looking for apprentices who are eager to learn and willing to work and produce the exceptional quality which we are renowned for at Thomas Johnstone Ltd, and our first year joinery apprentice Reece definitely has these traits as highlighted in the video below.
As part of our involvement in Scottish Apprenticeship Week we have Connor and Mark, two of our Quantity Surveyors at St. Ninian’s High School Careers Event this afternoon providing insight and advice on our company and the apprenticeship and career opportunities we offer in the construction industry.
This event is allowing S3 pupils the chance to ask questions and engage with our team in a motivating and comfortable environment and we are very appreciative to be a part of such an excellent event!
Well done and thanks to St Ninian’s High School!
Our first apprentice Ryan is completing the final year of his Carpentry and Joinery Apprenticeship in our Small Works Division and has thoroughly enjoyed the last four years of learning and development. Ryan is a passionate individual who has built up a wealth of knowledge during his time at TJL, which confirms that he made the right decision when choosing the path of an apprenticeship.
"I knew about the successes of TJL and the brilliant work they do so when the apprenticeship opportunity came up I felt it was something I really wanted to go for and the experience has not disappointed."
Meet TJL’s TIGERS Jamie and Sean, two enthusiastic teenagers who have been welcomed into the factory for eight weeks of hands on work experience. Both Jamie and Sean left school at the age of 15 in search of further opportunities at college and from this they found TIGERS LTD- a Scottish Training Provider who specialise in preparing young people aged 16-24 for entry into industries such as construction.
Over the next two months the boys will follow a clear training schedule which will see them circulating around the factory developing their overall understanding of manufacturing as well as honing their specific areas of interest such as painting and decorating and manufactured joinery. During their journey we’ll be learning about Jamie and Sean’s progress and the skills they are developing during their experience so stay tuned!