New staff welcomed to AJE HQ
Two CNC machinists, an apprentice machinist, a fabricator welder and a project engineer have all joined the company.
Scott Mann and Jack Stone are now working in the CNC shop alongside apprentice Ethan Hurley who is undertaking an NC and SVQ Level 2 in his first year of an apprenticeship which will take four years to complete.
AJE took on Ethan as an apprentice to meet a skills gap in the industry as fabrication manager Craig Johnston explained: “It’s great to have a full team in the CNC shop which is busy but not an easy skill to recruit in. We were delighted to welcome Scott and Jack who both have previous experience, but there is a lack of skilled CNC machinists which is why we decided to take on an apprentice as well. The CNC shop is an important part of the overall AJ Engineering structure so it’s key for us to ensure that we have a future workforce.”
Earlier this year AJE installed two upgraded CNC machines to meet customer demand.
The fabrication workshop has also seen the addition of Ewan Stuart whilst a new project engineer Stuart Munro has also joined the team to meet demands in the water sector.
Last month we told how NEWCo, AJE’s sister company based in Fort William had taken on two new members of staff again to meet the demands of the busy workshop.