Hospital Job Just the Tonic for Joinery Student

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A Dumfries and Galloway College student has been gaining valuable work experience at a local hospital.

Daniel Mathison spent a week working with maintenance contractors SERCO at Dumfries and Galloway Royal Infirmary recently as part of his Diploma in Bench Joinery.

Being part of the hospital maintenance team allowed Daniel to apply the skills he has developed as a student at the South of Scotland college in a real-life environment. It’s also given Daniel an insight into the type of work he will be undertaking when he leaves college and what the world of work is like.

The placement was made possible by Dumfries and Galloway College Placement Coordinator, Nick Spencer, D&G NHS Assistant Contracts Manager, Justine Laurie, SERCO DGRI Joiner, John McInally, and SERCO Site Engineer, Johnny Johnston.


Dumfries and Galloway College is grateful to all involved for creating this opportunity for Daniel and reaffirms its commitment to working in close partnership with employers in the South of Scotland to ensure that the region has the resources it needs to thrive.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“Opportunities such as those that the team at the hospital have offered Daniel are a crucial part of the student experience that we are delighted to provide at Dumfries and Galloway College.

“Daniel has done very well on this placement and what he has learned will stand him in good stead for his future career.

“On behalf of the college, I would like to thank all those involved in making such placements a possibility for Daniel and for the other students from our college who have gone on similar work experience.”


Contract Manager for DGRI/NHS Dumfries and Galloway, Stephen Howie said:


“We were delighted to have Daniel working with us at DGRI. 
“It’s especially good to find a local young person in training for a career in construction interested in that type of work in a healthcare setting. 
“We wish Daniel every success for his future.”

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