Engineering firm to create new jobs following expansion into stainless steel fabrication

A North Ayrshire engineering firm has announced it is to create new jobs, following its recent expansion into stainless steel fabrication.

The move will see Burnhouse Engineering & Fabrication Ltd upskill existing employees, as well as recruit three more.

New roles include estimators and skilled operatives. New apprentice Zak McIntyre, 20, from Stewarton, started his role as an apprentice fabricator Welder in July. His training will take four years to complete and will entail a mix of part time study at Kilmarnock College and on the job training.

Zak said of the new job, “I lucked out getting this job. I want to complete my apprenticeship then go on to become a coded welder – it takes two more years and is the highest welder qualification in the sector.”

Company director of Burnhouse Engineering & Fabrication Ltd, Jimmy Burwood, commented, “The business is fully focused on growth and we are bringing in new skills and talent to make it happen. We are always looking for the opportunities to offer a broader service to fit with customer demands, and after 18 months of planning we are at the stage where we have a recruitment drive for the right team to deliver this. It is an exciting time for the business, and we want to bring jobs and develop skills within Ayrshire, where the company is based.”