National Apprenticeship Week at International Timber

National Apprenticeship Week at International Timber

This National Apprenticeship Week, we are handing the spotlight over to three of our incredibly talented apprentices. After two-three years working with us as General Operatives, they showcased a fantastic work ethic and a passion for the industry. In 2019, we offered the opportunity to start apprenticeships to become fully qualified machinists.

Now, they are all looking forward to becoming fully qualified so they can continue their careers in the timber industry. Here, they talk about their experience at International Timber and how it’s helped to start them on a career path they love.

Ryan Morgan, 26, said:

“I feel very grateful for the opportunity to get hands-on learning experience with the machines – to set them up, learn how to work them and create a finished product. It’s very satisfying. I’ve always had a keen interest in the timber industry, and the more I’ve learnt, the more that interest has grown into a passion. In three years’ time, I’d like to be a fully qualified machinist and with the exceptional training I’ve received here, I’m confident I’ll achieve that goal, even with the challenges COVID brought last year. One of the things I love about International Timber is the work environment and opportunity to learn from so many experienced, long-serving members of the team. It speaks volumes for the company.”

Marc Brown, 28, said:

“As a mature student, I was initially hesitant about the apprenticeship, but it’s been a fantastic experience and one that I’d definitely recommend to others. International Timber has given me the opportunity to further develop my skills and essentially “Build my Future”. I’m looking forward to becoming a fully qualified machinist at International Timber.”

Andrew Cole, 21, said:

“My apprenticeship with International Timber has been fantastic! I’ve always preferred to have hands-on learning to practise the theory learnt in college and it’s great to be surrounded by a team of experts who are keen to help and pass on their knowledge. The level of training offered from International Timber has been excellent and I’m looking forward to a future career here.”

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