June 13, 2017

At Aircon Scotland we have always believed in supporting local. From hiring locally to buying locally, we actively invest back into the Aberdeen market.

The oil and gas downturn has affected the whole of Aberdeen, what once started as redundancy threats to our friends and family members has now spread to all industries. In the past few months we have seen a number of independent companies close in reaction to the continued cutting of costs throughout the city.

At Aircon we operate as a ‘family business’ and pride ourselves in taking this local flexible approach. We believe that by supporting local businesses, the Aberdeen market can improve and therefore create more opportunities within the city.

Aircon Scotland’s Manager tells why he feels that it’s important to invest in tomorrow.

June has been a great month for Aircon Scotland – from contract wins to award wins, we’ve had a real reason to celebrate. The most recent reason being our apprentice Luke winning the Trades Awards Apprentice of the Year.

As I sat drinking my coffee on Saturday morning, I took a minute to reflect on Aircon Scotland’s success and how we’ve got there.

Our staff are at the forefront of our business. We invest time and money in their training regularly, both on site and through manufacturers specialist training, allowing our team to perform at the best of their abilities at all times.

Our apprentice Luke is a perfect example of givers gain. Starting as a Tullos Training intern, Luke has worked hard to learn his trade, and last weekend was recognised for his endeavours.

Investments in skilled-trades training also can lead to well paid jobs for people, who might not have had the opportunity to go to college. I have worked with Princes Trust and Tullos Training to provide work experience, and more often than not apprenticeships, for students completing their ‘Get into Oil and Gas’ programme and with Aberdeen Foyer for years before that. It’s important to me that we help develop young people who have potentially missed out on opportunities of employment due to circumstances beyond their control.

When the energy crisis hit Aberdeen the first thing cut from the majority of businesses was two things – hiring apprentices and staff training.

Aberdeen is not what it was three years ago but equally it is no longer dealing with the struggle we faced eighteen months ago – there is light at the end of the tunnel and we need to make a conscious effort to invest back into the City and its future.

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