OREGON APPRENTICES LEARNING NEW SKILLS

May 16th 2019

Over the last few years Oregon has successfully run various apprenticeship schemes which have focused on a variety of construction related roles and have made a significant impact on a number of young adults based in the Scottish Borders.  This initiative gave the apprentices the chance to learn new skills whilst receiving on the job training to enable them to build a career within Oregon Timber Frame Limited.

These apprentices ranged from Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology to Business Administration, all studying through the Modern Apprenticeship Framework.

Rory Anderson, 27 from Hawick joined Oregon in 2013 after he finished his travels around Australia.  He applied for the role and following successful completion of his training, he is a very valuable member of our Commercial Team. Rory commented “After returning from Australia I started as a timber frame fabricator and soon realised Oregon was a successful expanding company and I wanted to become part of that.  I was excited by the opportunity to become a trainee QS and thoroughly enjoyed both the College placement and on the job training I received.  Having now completed my studies I am keen to further develop my career in this field

Stuart MacKenzie, 34 also from Hawick joined Oregon in 2018 part way through his College studies and has now successfully completed his HNC in Architectural Technology. Stuart commented “Having served my time as a plasterer working on construction sites and running my own company, I always had a strong desire to learn Architectural Technology.  I took it upon myself to self-study whilst working for myself, however when the opportunity became available at Oregon I thought it was too good to be true. I’m delighted I have completed my studies, particularly with an “A” pass and look forward to developing my career within Oregon”.