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Johnstons of Elgin launch major recruitment drive in Elgin


By Ewan Malcolm

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JOHNSTONS of Elgin has launched one of its biggest ever recruitment drives at its Elgin and Hawick mills.

Johnstons of Elgin have a number of positions available in Moray. Picture: Daniel Forsyth
Johnstons of Elgin have a number of positions available in Moray. Picture: Daniel Forsyth

The family owned business, which is celebrating it's 225th anniversary this year, is one of the largest manufacturing employers in Scotland with around 1100 staff members - the business's highest headcount to date.

Like many businesses, the pandemic negatively impacted Johnstons of Elgin.

However, the business has bounced back over the last year and the mill now employs ten per cent more staff than prior to the outbreak of the pandemic in 2019.

Johnstons of Elgin produces luxury wool and cashmere. Picture: Paul Tomkins / VisitScotland
Johnstons of Elgin produces luxury wool and cashmere. Picture: Paul Tomkins / VisitScotland

Julia McGlashan, People Director at Johnstons, said: “Our team's dedication, and love for their craft allows Johnstons to lead the world in producing cashmere and fine woollens.

"For over 200 years we have been providing great jobs for our communities around Elgin and Hawick. Our commitment to our people is our pledge to continue to improve and build the business thereby providing careers for future generations to come.

"At Johnstons there is a real culture of continuous learning, supported by our onboarding and training programmes and apprenticeships for all ages.

"The way of life and beautiful coastline and countryside in and around Elgin and Hawick means that people don’t want to leave.

"Therefore, we get lots of applicants looking for careers with us because they can get the balance of fulfilling, skilled, long-term job prospects and a great lifestyle.

"Over 30% of our staff have worked at Johnstons for more than ten years, and that's tribute to the wide-ranging roles and opportunities for progression that we offer."

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