Earlier this year Lilley & Gillie employed Sam Vallance, and Andrew Payne, graduates from universities in Cambridge and Aberdeen. Both are delighted to be employed in the shipping industry by such a long established British export manufacturer. Their training will give Sam and Andrew a thorough grounding in all aspects of the company’s product range, and also the industry regulations that apply in different countries throughout the world.
Sam has already accompanied a company executive to Greece and Turkey, and a trip to India and the United Emirates is already planned. About his first few months with Lilley & Gillie, Sam commented. “There has been a considerable amount to learn about such a diverse range of maritime products. The scope is much greater and exciting than I initially anticipated. As for the future, I am really looking forward to being fully qualified and utilising all aspects of my technical role with Lilley & Gillie.”
For Andrew, he reckons that there could be no substitute for the experienced gained travelling overseas on accompanied company business. His visits have included the Netherlands, Vietnam, Taiwan, and China. “Like Sam, I have been amazed at the amount there is to learn and new products are always being developed. I believe this is why Lilley & Gillie has been successful for so many years. Understanding cultural differences in countries abroad, and experiencing the workings of shipyards in these places will be invaluable to us both as we progress in the business.” The company is pleased to have two new enthusiastic and team spirited employees. Welcome ‘on board’ Sam and Andrew.