FIFTH AND SIXTH-YEAR SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENTS FROM THE AREA SURROUNDING OUR ELGIN MILL VISIT THE SITE EACH YEAR, TAKING PART IN A TOUR AND DECIDING WHICH ASPECTS OF THE BUSINESS ARE OF MOST INTEREST.
WE FACILITATE AN IN-DEPTH VISIT TO ONE DEPARTMENT, FOLLOWED BY AN OPPORTUNITY TO PARTICIPATE IN A MOCK INTERVIEW, BUILDING CONFIDENCE AND PRACTICAL SKILLS FOR FUTURE EMPLOYMENT. WE ALSO HOST LOCAL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' VISITS AT OUR HAWICK MILL AND GIVE PRESENTATIONS ON WORK-READY SKILLS.
We are part of the Career Ready Programme, a national programme offering young people work experience, mentorship and masterclasses to help in their transition from education to the workplace. We also provide short internship opportunities for local students and support class projects in chemistry, language and marketing and PR.
Johnstons of Elgin is an accredited Scottish Qualification Agency Assessment Centre, and more than 100 of our employees have qualified through Modern Apprenticeships.
Every one of our team members is charged with constantly improving and updating their skills. We believe this is our most important investment, the foundation of our business success and the springboard to our development in the future. We continue to make people our priority as their hard work and unique skills continue to push our business forward.