Something we greatly value at Century is having both expertise and versatility in our engineering team in terms of skill sets. Gates and barriers require a specialist set of skills to ensure that they’re installed, configured and maintained to strict industry and health and safety standards. We’ve invested a lot of time in finding and developing the right people with the right skills to fill these roles. In this staff spotlight, we’re talking to Jamie Taylor, one of our skilled engineers specialising in gates and barriers.
What’s your role at Century?
I’m a Gate and Barrier Engineer, so I work on installations and on-going maintenance for our automated gate and barrier projects. I also do fabrication and welding – meaning I can install automation brackets as well as carry out any specialised re-hingeing or repairs there and then on-site. My role covers all sorts really, but that’s what I specialise in!
How long have you been with Century?
I’ve been with them for just under 2 years. Overall I’ve been in the gates and barriers industry for nearly 7 years.
What do you enjoy most about your role?
Definitely that every day is different – I’m never doing the same thing everyday. I really enjoy being out and about, travelling to different places and meeting all different types of people in different environments and situations.
What’s the biggest change you’ve noticed over your time at Century?
Even in the relatively short amount of time I’ve been here, I’ve seen a big change. Everything’s been really streamlined, we’ve got really defined procedures in place, so the service is seamless and professional – the service has always been professional, but it’s just taken it to another level.
What are some projects you’ve worked on recently?
We’ve just begun takeover on maintenance for police force in the Midlands – so I’ve been working this week on various sites making sure everything’s up to the right standards and regulations.