EVERY day is a school day at Pacific – and all our staff are constantly striving to better themselves in any way they can.
Take our three apprentice joiners – Connor Skea, Jordan Reid and Liam Fuggle – who are living proof that we want a better-trained, better skilled workforce.
This promising trio are working within the Modern Apprenticeship framework under the auspices of City and Guilds programme and supported by Pacific – at three colleges in the Central belt.
Studying Carpentry and Joinery, Connor and Jordan have successfully completed their second year and after the summer will return to college to study for their City & Guilds Advanced Craft, which is equivalent to National Vocational Level 3.
Liam, meanwhile, has just completed first year and intends to return to the classroom next term to follow in the footsteps of Connor and Jordan.
Modern apprenticeship programmes are delivered through a combination of practical (on-the-job) and knowledge-based (off-the-job) learning and assessments.
Pacific Managing Director Brian Gallacher said: “As a company, we pride ourselves in the investments we make in training and people – not to mention futures.
“The evidence is there for all to see that we are reaping the rewards of that approach.
“We have three very good apprentices at Pacific, who are very much part of our team and our success. They show a willingness to learn and have a great attitude. They know that they need to continue to work hard to complete their apprenticeships and with our continued support they will achieve this.”
Connor, who attends Glasgow Clyde College at Anniesland, said: “The experience I have gained at Pacific has been excellent – and I look forward to more good times in the months and years ahead.”
Jordan, who attends New College Lanarkshire in Motherwell, echoed the sentiment, saying: “We have a great team at Pacific, and when you add in professional development and education such as this, it just makes everything so much better.”
Liam, who attends Glasgow Kelvin College in Haghill, added: “If I can do half as well as Connor and Jordan have done, I’ll be very happy. They have set a great example and are a shining credit to the company.”
The company’s assessments of the three apprentices are:
He has done very well this year. His reports from college have shown that he has again worked hard and completed all modules to a very good standard. His practical work on-site has also progressed and the reports from the tradesmen are always positive. His attitude is spot-on, he is keen to learn and we have no doubt that this will continue going forward.
He shows a willingness to learn and is well thought of by our tradesmen on site. He has done well at college and his reports show that he has completed all his modules to a very good standard. He has a good attitude and knows the importance of working hard to achieve his goals. If he continues to do this, he will do very well.
He has worked hard this year at both college and while on site with us. He shows a great willingness to learn and has impressed with his practical skills. His reports from college show that he has completed all his first -year modules to a good standard. Our tradesmen on site also report that he is doing well.