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Left to right: Joe Hudson and Brice Courtney

Shrewsbury trainees kick-start career with Morris Joinery

Morris Joinery has hired two Shrewsbury College trainees after summer work experience programme

Posted by Lucinda Reid | August 27, 2017 | People, policy, politics, money

Following its summer work experience programme,  Morris Joinery has employed two new trainees at its Bicton workshop. 

Earlier in the year, Morris Joinery offered one week’s work experience to five prospective joiners from Shrewsbury College who would be given the opportunity to secure employment with the company at the end of the summer. Three students were then invited back for an additional week and two have now been taken on. 

Joe Hudson, 19, and Brice Courtney, 18, who have completed their level three qualifications, were selected for the traineeships based on their quality hand skills, passion for the job and commitment to continue learning. Both will now complete their NVQs in the workshop supported by on-the-job training. 

Steve Granda, Joinery Manager, said, “After the rigorous selection process this summer it was clear to us that Joe and Brice had the right attitude and aptitude to progress a career at Morris Joinery. They are working closely with their mentors and acquiring as much experience as possible from the other team members to enhance their skills and knowledge.”

“With our busy work schedule, it couldn’t be a better time for the new trainees to join the team. Both are working on a variety of projects from windows and external doors, to columns and internal furniture to fine tune their skills,” continued Steve. “Following the success of this process we may look to take on another apprentice in this way next year, and continue to nurture the next generation of bespoke bench joiners.”

Morris Joinery is committed to training the next generation and finding the best talent to continue its tradition of providing bespoke, hand-crafted joinery whilst mixing traditional and contemporary methods. 

For more information about Morris Joinery, visit their website.

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