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New Apprentice Darren Jamieson

New Apprentice Darren Jamieson

August 2018

Almond Engineering continues to invest in local engineering talent. We are proud to introduce Darren Jamieson, our latest apprentice. He will be studying at Edinburgh College while gaining extensive practical precision engineering experience with our state of the art machinery. "I'm looking forward to building my career at Almond," said Darren.

Investing in a talented workforce not only for today, but the future, is one of Almond Engineering's key objectives. "We are a strong local employer and want to see more young people taking up the opportunities in engineering we have available as we continue to expand. "I'm pleased to welcome Darren as our latest apprentice and look forward to seeing his skills base and career grow at Almond," said Michelle Quinn, Director.

Michelle has worked closely with Developing the Young Workforce (DYW) West Lothian providing insight and opportunities to work in engineering from a young female perspective. "I'm very keen to continue working closely with DYW West Lothian, highlighting practical ways for young people to develop their careers and gain real life experience in the workplace. Hard work, dedication and ambition will get you where you want to go and I'm keen to show young people that's possible in engineering," said Michelle.

Darren seized the opportunity to take up a 4 year apprenticeship at Almond combining engineering studies with practical skills on the shop floor from programming CNC machines to welding and turning pieces. "The apprenticeship is a great way of getting into engineering as it builds practical skills combined with real work experience, and importantly, a job at the end of it in a great company," reflects Darren.

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