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George Nicolson is a family run business that’s been around for over 50 years. We have a workforce of almost 30 full time tradespeople who work all over Scotland.

All members of our team are directly employed and we pride ourselves on excellent customer service. As well as having a company workwear scheme and annual training plans for all our staff, we have our coveted Apprentice Of The Year Award.

Young people can be a vital part of our workforce through being ambitious, motivated and eager to learn from our experienced tradespeople. The ongoing encouragement, development and nurturing of the young talent we employ will ensure they are kept engaged, work up to their true potential and learn important life skills.

Looking forward, the company will continue to strongly focus on the importance of recruitment, development and retention of both our young people and our tradespeople. Thus ensuring a continued increase of the skill level within our company and indeed the Painting and Decorating industry as a whole.

If you have a positive and can do attitude, excellent timekeeping and attendance records, willingness to communicate and work hard then come and join us.

Whether you are looking for an apprenticeship or a time-served tradesperson looking to join our team, simply email us using the following link:

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Write to:        Avril Allan, George Nicolson, 96-98 Salamander Street, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 7LA