Ayrshire College students are perfect fit for Scotia Windows and Doors

Ayrshire College students are perfect fit for Scotia Windows and Doors

Four more carpentry and joinery students at Ayrshire College secured work with Scotia Windows and Doors this winter.

The College has had a long-standing relationship with the Kilmarnock-based manufacturer and supplier of windows and doors for many years now, and regularly recommends students for employment.

Students from Ayrshire College first join Scotia on work placements in their New Build department as trainee window installers, production coordinators or despatch coordinators, before moving onto full-time employment.

Scotia have also employed fabrication trainees and office staff – in Head of New Build Customer Care and Trainee Management Accountant positions – through the partnership with Ayrshire College.

Billy Rewcastle, Kris Graham, Josh Hume and Dylan Stakim are the latest Ayrshire College students to progress with Scotia.

They follow fellow Ayrshire College students Aaron Brown, Ollie Galloway, Ethan Kane, Josh McMillan, Anthony Smith, Ross Stewart and Brandon Waites into roles with Scotia, as well as former students Michelle Adam, Courtney Martin and Ross McMillan.

Martin Woods, New Build Operations Director at Scotia Windows and Doors, said: “This is a unique partnership promoted by our Managing Director Robert McKnight that benefits Ayrshire College, Scotia and ultimately the wider community. Due to increased demand, we will be increasing our production capacity by moving into a new custom-built factory adjacent to our current one.

“Within this unit we plan to allocate space for a workshop/training hub to accommodate students who the College decides will benefit from such a facility.”

Craig Barrie, Carpentry & Joinery lecturer at Ayrshire College, said: “We have a brilliant relationship with Scotia, sending them students for work placement and onto long term employment.

“Scotia have also supplied us with thousands of pounds worth of materials for our projects and for our students to train with. We are always their first port of call whenever they need positions filled from office positions to fabrication and installation.

“I am proud to say that this company gives hope to our students with job opportunities and with the hope of a better standard of living.”

6 April 2021

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