Jobs at Gillies & Mackay


This role is funded by the Skills and Employment Initiatives Team at Perth & Kinross Council, delivering the Rural Employment Incentive agenda throughout Perth & Kinross.

Therefore we can only accept applications from candidates between 16 and 29 years of age who reside at a rural Perthshire address.


Job Specification 



  • £8.75 PER HOUR (starting salary)
  • Start Date: ASAP

Grant Gillies and John Mackay founded Gillies and Mackay over 30 years ago, and ever since we have been striving to build the best sheds in the world.

The demand for timber buildings that last a lifetime is growing, and we're currently establishing new roles within the business to meet demand.

The main purpose of your role will be to support the Bench Makers of Gillies and Mackay. You will be part of a team working directly with the buildings that are being manufactured in our workshop in Errol.

Your role will involve: 

  • Painting/Finishing
    Each bench produces 1 to 2 buildings a day. The buildings are made sectionally with each panel requiring attention to finishing and applying the first coat of Sadolin paint to the panels and all of the components that make up the buildings. 
  • Shingling 
    The majority of our buildings have Bitumen Shingled Roofs. These shingles are in strips and are manually hand nailed to the the roof sections in the workshop. 
  • Lifting and Manual Handling
    Each panel is made on a bench and then is handled on to an upright pallet - your role will involve lifting weights in excess of 35kg. Throughout your roles development, you will be required to load these panels for the delivery team. 
  • Forklift Driving
    Throughout the development of your role there will be a need for forklift operations, transporting pallets to and from storage. 
  • General Labouring
    There are many roles within the workshop which will require your assistance and you will be expected to support them as and when required. 

Your day-to-day work will be heavily focused on working directly with and supporting your Bench Makers to achieve the operational priorities for the company.

Work with us...

We're a family-run business who have been lovingly crafting timber buildings for over 30 years.

No one makes sheds like we do here at Gillies & Mackay. We live and breathe sheds – it’s what we’re good at.

Person Specification


Candidates must reside at a rural Perthshire address and be between 16 and 29 years of age, and also meet the following criteria before applying:

Essential Skills

  • Attention to detail is paramount within this role as they will be the final quality check before buildings leave the workshop 
  • Ability to learn new skills specific to the G&M standard
  • Focused accuracy and speed
  • Understanding and respect for Health and Safety 
  • Committed to personal development and a dedication to learning
  • Thrives in an organised, but flexible, working environment
  • Easily prioritises tasks and manage their time


Training provided

Ideally the right work ethic and fit will be the determining factor as to whether this role is suitable, therefore we do not require previous experience for this role. This role is a trainee position and the following training will be provided. 

  • Painting and Finishing
  • Shingling
  • Forklift Driving 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Machine / Tool Operation 

Apply by Email


We'd love to hear about your experiences whether from previous work or schooling that can demonstrate the essential skills required. Specifically the challenges you've faced and the lessons you've learnt. 
If you're ready to start your very own SHEDLIFE! then drop us an email with your CV details and supporting story all about YOU!
Apply by