Building Futures

Employee Case Study

Name of Employee: Ashleigh Young

From: Coatbridge

Job Role: Buyer, Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd

Years in CCG Group: 1 year with Arc-Tech (Scotland) Ltd


What was your first job?: I was a Saturday girl in a hairdresser from the age of 15 whilst still at school.

What lead you to train as a buyer?: I was approached by a recruitment agency who had seen my CV and advised they had an opportunity for me which I would be perfect for.

How has working in the CCG Group helped you in your career development?: With a company as large as CCG investing in Arc-Tech as a subsidiary company, it has allowed me to learn from highly experienced individuals from all aspects of the construction industry.

How would you describe working at Arc-Tech?: Overall it is a great company to work for and very rewarding when we all put the hard work in. Everyone works together as a team which is great.

What do you like most about working as a buyer?: The fact that no two days are the same. Every day there are new challenges and tasks to overcome, so I feel as though I am always learning and pushing myself.

What have you found the most challenging about your job?: In a previous buying role, I was a mechanical assistant buyer and had built up a Mechanical knowledge. At Arc-Tech I am an Electrical buyer so I have had to quickly build up an electrical knowledge. It’s been challenging but the support from the team has been great!

What has been your best achievement in your career so far?: The best achievement sincerely is becoming an Electrical buyer for Arc-Tech. I now have more responsibilities, greater involvement in projects as a whole, and management.

If you could switch your job with anyone in the company, whose job would you want?:  My line manager Ross Malcolmson, Procurement Manager for Arc-Tech.

What is your next step in your career?: To build up my electrical knowledge and background. As Arc-Tech grows and expands I would like to become Electrical Procurement Manager.

What advice do you have for prospective Construction industry candidates?: It’s a great industry for anyone as there are so many different roles within the industry. It is also one which is ideal if you wish to progress your career. It’s a hard-working, fast-paced environment but very rewarding in the long run.

Any random facts you would like to share?:

  • I only recently realised the Dalai Lama was a person and not an Indian meal!


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