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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.

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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

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Will Burn

Commercial Director

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.

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Chris Stanley

Operations Manager

Chris ensures the smooth running of processes as well as implementing new structures and procedures. He’s responsible for collaborating with the client, joiners, site team and subcontractors, which allows him to create workable time schedules to share with the team and ensures the successful delivery of a project. From start to finish. Chris’ role involves conducting site surveys, quality control, and transportation logistics. In his downtime Chris enjoys photography.

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Rianne Davis

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.

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Roy Duguid

CAD Designer

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.

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Katy Carter

Digital Marketing Manager

Katy is our digital marketing manager who is responsible for creating commercial marketing strategies, increasing audience reach, and aiding in the successful growth of the business. Her role is an all-encompassing one and involves the management of all things digital including, website building, managing social channels and platforms, PPC, SEO, lead generation, driving new revenue streams, and more. Outside of the office, Katy is a creative bean who enjoys crafts, travel, and podcasts.

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Sarah Tilley

CAD Technician/Project Manager

Sarah is our CAD Technician/Project Manager for the design, supply and installation of 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 Joinery projects. Outside of work, Sarah enjoys going on City breaks, the theatre, exploring London, and reading

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Joiner

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.

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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