Creating employment opportunities and empowering young people
Falkus Joinery has teamed up with award-winning charity, The Change Foundation, to help enrich the lives of young people from marginalised backgrounds. Together our aims are to up skill local communities and create increased employment opportunities, as well as to future proof the workforce in the woodworking industry.
About the charity
The Change Foundation is an award winning UK based charity that uses sport and dance to create transformational change in the most vulnerable young people in our communities. The Change Foundation has been delivering and designing sport for social change initiatives for 38 years and has worked in 30 different countries. The Change Foundation delivers 11 sport for social change programmes for 1,000 young people in the UK. These programmes are targeted interventions and we only work with the most vulnerable young people in our communities such as those with a disability, care leavers, ex-offenders, young refugees, at-risk young women and those on the edges of gangs and crime.
How it works
The joinery has opened its doors are now offering 12 work placements and apprenticeships, across our eight given departments, which will allow the charities chosen candidate to buddy up with a member of the team and up skill under the mentorship and guidance of our highly skilled staff. To participate in the scheme get in touch today.
Meet the team and choose your department of interest
Will joined the workshop as commercial director back in 2012 and brings a wealth of industry knowledge to the floor. Being the head of the joinery, Will is responsible for the day-to-day running of the company as well as facilitating the business year-on-year growth. A core part of his role involves generating new business, estimating and pricing projects, as well as ensuring a constant and steady flow of work. When not at work Will enjoys socialising and is a keen musician.
CAD Designer and Estimator
Rianne works on multiple projects at any one time, her role involves estimating, designing joinery, and managing the pre-construction phase of a project. She ensures that the joinery is delivered on budget and to specification, managing client expectations throughout the project. Day-to-day she orders materials, deals with subcontractors, undertakes site surveys, attends design meetings and liaises with the workshop. Out of work, she enjoys pilates, and going to gigs.
Roy’s role involves taking an initial design and working out the logistics of transforming it into a fully manufacturable product to be made in the workshop. Using 3D software, he creates a product virtually, enabling him to foresee any problems that might arise before the product is made. The role involves project management, organizing the installation and coordinating with site managers and joiners. In his spare time, Roy enjoys creative endeavours, running, and charity fundraising.
CAD Technician/Project Manager
Sarah is our CAD Technician/Project Manager for the design, supply and installation of both commercial and domestic Kitchens. This ranges from large scale contract projects to smaller projects that are tailored to suit the clients brief and budget. Sarah is also involved in some of our bespoke joinery projects. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys City breaks, going to the theater, exploring London, and reading.
Our specialist joiners work predominately day-to-day in the workshop to create a variety of different fixtures for various projects. From building furniture and structures to fitting on site, no two days are the same. If you enjoy problem-solving, working with your hands and have a creative flair this could be the perfect placement for you.
French polisher & finisher
Using traditional hand skills to prepare and treat wood our finishers are responsible for mixing colours and matching various wood stains, as well applying other finishes, such as lacquer, paint, varnish, oil and wax, usually by spraying. The role is varied and includes working on a variety of joinery items and furniture, as well as restoration and simple joinery repairs