We are celebrating National Apprenticeship Week 2019 with a look at our Pure Fitout apprentices and what they do within our organisation. National Apprenticeship Week brings the apprenticeship community together to celebrate the impact the have on individuals, employers and the economy.

We train and develop young people into the shopfitters of the future. The investment in the next generation of shopfitters translates to Pure Fitout actively supporting young people in all construction-led apprenticeships, from joinery to steel fabrication.

Find out from some of our apprentices what they do and how they are finding their journey so far!
Name: James Keenan
Age: 18
Apprenticeship: Estimating and Quantity Surveying

“My apprenticeship with Pure Fitout has helped me gain a wider insight into the work that goes into quantity surveying and estimating. Whilst putting into practice what I have learned in the classroom, under the guidance of a team of Estimators and Quantity Surveyors I have developed new skills and understanding in a working and professional environment. It has given me a wider knowledge of the job and all that is required from receiving the first tender documents to handing over the keys to the client, while also helping me gain experience that can’t be taught in a classroom.”
Name: Reece Tait
Age: 19
Apprenticeship: Steel Fabrication

“I started out as an apprentice Steel Fabricator at Pure Fitout and was offered a full-time job when I completed my apprenticeship. I enjoyed the fact that I got to learn on the job, improving my skills and knowledge of the various things that come with the role. I love the fact that the atmosphere in the workshop is always high, it’s a happy place to work.”
Name: Thomas Devlin
Age: 20
Apprenticeship: Joinery

"I’m an apprentice bench joiner at Pure Fitout, since starting I have improved my basic carpentry and joinery skills with the help of the other joiners. I look forward to improving more and more as time goes on."
Name: Pearse McIlmail
Age: 19
Apprenticeship: Joinery & Spraying

“I’m an apprentice at Pure Fitout, it’s a great place to learn and work! Everyone is very friendly, and we all work as a team to get jobs done and projects completed. I have learned so many new skills since joining the Pure Fitout team and hope to stay here for years to come!”
Name: Gerard McShane
Age: 21
Apprenticeship: Joinery

“Throughout my apprenticeship with Pure Fitout I have learned many new skills, including; working off drawing plans, operating heavy machinery, I was even put through my forklift operator test. Pure Fitout is a great place to work and learn, I am very grateful to be given the opportunity to get my Joinery qualifications with this company. All the staff from the office and the workshops are friendly and welcoming. I hope to work and continue to learn here for many years.”
We work in conjunction with Craft Training NI who provide individual in Northern Ireland with the tools required to get a job and get ahead in their career. Craft are one of the largest providers for construction qualifications throughout Ireland.

We caught up with Gary the Business Development Manager at Craft who said “It is a pleasure and a privilege to be partnering with Pure Fitout on delivery apprenticeships. We have worked together in providing apprenticeships for 16-24 year olds.

It’s fantastic to see a company that has the vision to create career pathways for aspiring apprentices. Pure Fitout recognize that creating this pipeline of talent is crucial to the growth of their business. We look forward to increasing our work with them in the near future!”