To end Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017 we tell the story of Ross Johnston, one of our Site Managers who started his career as an apprentice.
When Ross started with Thomas Johnstone Ltd back in 2001, he never imagined that one day he would be managing projects for us. Ross joined us as an apprentice joiner and completed an apprenticeship in carpentry over the next 4 years.
Billy Hynes is the Manufacturing Director at Thomas Johnstone Ltd. Whilst his position is impressive, what is probably more impressive is the fact that he started his journey as an apprentice! Billy’s career progression over the last few decades is awe-inspiring.
Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017: “I’m looking forward to being fully qualified and using the skills I’ve learned”
Continuing with our focus on current and former apprentices for Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017, today we bring you the story of one of our current apprentices who already looks to have a bright future ahead of him.
Ahmier Riezia is a 4th year apprentice with Thomas Johnstone Ltd. He is completing an apprenticeship to become a qualified bench hand joiner, and he says that his experience as an apprentice has been great.
Thank you to Laura from Macmillan Cancer Support for visiting our head office this morning (2nd March 2017) for a cheque presentation following our donation of half the proceeds from our 2016 Christmas raffle.
Our suppliers and sub-contractors kindly donated prizes and we raised an excellent £1,500 for charity. Macmillan Cancer Support and SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) - our two nominated charities - received £750 each.
As part of our focus on our current and former apprentices for Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2017, we are looking at the journeys and successes of our apprentices. Our first story is about a former apprentice who is now a rising star within our manufacturing division.
Michael Hillman, Manufacturing Manager at Thomas Johnstone Ltd, has had an incredible journey with the company.