Jobs at Gillies & Mackay

TRAINEE Bench joiner


Job Specification 



  • £8.75 - £11.00 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 manufacture our Sectional Timber Buildings to the Gillies and Mackay Standard. You will work closely with our Cutters, Parts Makers and fellow Bench Joiners in our workshop here in Errol. 

Your role will involve: 
  • Manufacturing Sectional Panels
    Each building you will make is constructed in sections; floor, roof, walls. This position will be responsible for all single skinned buildings (Sheds and Summer Houses). These are built in stud frame formation, using the G&M manufacturing standards.  
  • Fitting Doors/Windows 
    Each design of build comprises of windows and doors. You will fit, align and secure all windows and doors ensuring their square and lock integrity. 
  • Lifting and Manual Handling
    Each panel you make on the bench is then handled on to an upright pallet - your role will involve lifting weights in excess of 35kg. Throughout your role 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 quality and productivity 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


Essential Skills

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


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. 
  • Construction/Manufacturing Methods 
  • Forklift Driving 
  • Manual Handling 
  • Health and Safety 
  • Machine / Tool Operation

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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!
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