08 Feb Meet the Team – Jack Ogilvie
To celebrate apprenticeship week 2023, we are introducing you to some of our current apprentices here at McCue. First up is Jack Ogilvie, who is currently undertaking the Carpentry and Joinery (Site and Bench) apprenticeship with us! Find out more about Jack below:
When did you begin your apprenticeship with McCue?
My first day with the company was the 18th July 2022.
How did you secure your apprenticeship with McCue?
I completed the application process through Northern Regional College (NRC) and was shortlisted for an interview. The interview was quite relaxed, and I found myself talking comfortably with the interviewers. It was fantastic that I was successful in this process and gained a place on the apprenticeship scheme with McCue.
What has been your experience to date?
I have had a great experience so far working with McCue. It’s a great company with a friendly team who are always on hand if I need any help.
What does a typical day involve?
I check in with my mentor to see what jobs he is carrying out and he lets me know if he needs any assistance. I then report to my team leader as to what jobs he would like me to work on. This could range from sanding to veneering, to assembling unites and wrapping once complete!
What is the best thing about an apprenticeship with McCue?
My apprenticeship has given me a lot of opportunities and experience in the trade, through the variety of joinery work on offer at the company.
Would you recommend an apprenticeship with McCue?
Absolutely, it’s a fantastic company to complete an apprenticeship with.
How will your apprenticeship benefit you in your future career?
A joinery apprenticeship has given me a lot of practical learning experience, which I believe will help me successfully complete my apprenticeship and have a successful career in joinery at McCue.
Where would you like to be in five years’ time?
In five years’ time I hope to have successfully completed my joinery apprenticeship and be a fully qualified joiner working for McCue.
What made you apply for McCue for your apprenticeship?
When applying for apprenticeships, I heard that McCue had a great reputation for its joinery apprenticeships, as well as being a fantastic company to work for with many great opportunities to take advantage of.
What was your first impression of McCue?
I was very impressed by the extensive bespoke joinery work that the team carries out in many different parts of the world.
What has been your biggest achievement since starting your apprenticeship?
My biggest achievement was being asked to go on site with the rest of the team of joiners. It was a privilege to see first-hand how items which are made in the workshop are put together and constructed on site.
What has been your biggest challenge since starting your apprenticeship?
The biggest challenge has been moving a completed item to the spray shop or wrapping it for transporting, as it’s important to make sure the item does not become damaged in any way.