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DUal role: GROUNDWORK LABOURER / TRAINEE WOODCUTTER

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Job Specification

GROUNDWORK LABOURER/TRAINEE WOODCUTTER

  • 40 HOURS PER WEEK
  • Living Wage (age-specific)
  • Start Date: ASAP
  • APPLICATIONS CLOSE: Friday 31st May 2024
  • 12-month probationary period with potential for permanent contract
  • Training provided.
  • Must be on-site five days from seven. We are based in rural Perth and therefore you must be able to get to Gillies and Mackay.

About the Groundwork Labourer/Trainee Woodcutter Role:

We’re looking for a motivated and enthusiastic Groundwork Labourer/Trainee Woodcutter to join our growing team. This dual role will involve groundwork activities two days per week and training as a woodcutter three days per week. This is an excellent opportunity for someone looking to develop a diverse skill set within an established company.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Evidence of a strong work ethic.
  • Strong physical ability.
  • A calm temperament.
  • A willingness to learn.
  • A commitment to safety.
  • Participation in clubs, groups or responsibilities outside of employment.
  • Consistent attendance records at previous employment or education.

Qualifications:

  • No qualifications required.
  • Previous experience in groundwork or construction is preferred.
  • Ability to operate basic hand tools and machinery.
  • Good physical fitness and stamina.
  • Strong teamwork and communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and a strong work ethic.
  • The ability to work outdoors in various weather conditions.
  • Flexibility to work different shifts, including weekends and overtime when necessary.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Excavation
  • Site Preparation
  • Concrete Work
  • Drainage
  • Ground Stabilisation
  • Utility Installation
  • General Labour
  • Health & Safety
  • Timber Cutting
  • Equipment Operation
  • Team Collaboration
  • Learning & Development

Benefits:

  • Pay increases based on performance, reviewed every 3 months.
  • Opportunity for a permanent position and continued employment.
  • Comprehensive training provided by experienced groundworkers and woodcutters.
  • 30 days paid holiday per year.

Our company:

Gillies and Mackay are a growing high-end timber building manufacturing company, based in Errol, Perthshire, who have been in the market for over 35 years.

We build and deliver Sheds, Garages and Garden Rooms to our Scottish Sheddies providing the shed life they dream of, and buildings that last a lifetime.

We are a small business - 21 of us in total. Trust, respect and communication are our values. We're big believers in learning and development both in ourselves and in our products. We work to tight schedules and help each other out.

How to apply:

If you want to join our team, please complete the form at the bottom of this page before Friday 31st May, 2024. 

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Gillies & Mackay is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

 

 
 

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.

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