JOBS & CAREERS SPRING 2018 - 273
Ridgeons is a pretty special place
to work. Great personalities,
you feel trusted and the banter
makes the day go fast :-)
Our story began in 1911 when Cyril Ridgeon, our founder, began selling
timber from the backroom of his home in Cambridge. Since then the
business has grown and we're now in over 40 locations across East Anglia.
The Ridgeon Group comprises 5 brands which includes Ridgeons Timber
and Builders Merchant, Plumbstock, Anglia Tool Centre, @Home Kitchen &
Bathroom showrooms and Ridgeons Forest Products, meaning that we offer
a broad variety of opportunities and workplace locations.
They're on the ball, good craic, know what they're
talking about - I can't fault them
A longstanding Ridgeons customer.
Everyone at Ridgeons shares the same
aim: to take away the stress of building,
maintaining and improving properties.
If you love working in a team to make
a customer's day, you might just love
working at Ridgeons.
"In 2011 I left college keen to get a job
and get earning. I applied at Ridgeons
Forest Products to 'get me by until I
found something better'. Surely being a
labourer wouldn't offer much in the way
of opportunities, education or overall
career progression... or so I thought!
Seven years on, I'm a Buyer and I've
done all kinds of qualifications including
completing the Metsä Timber academy,
two NVQ's, IOM3 Award in Timber
and Panel Products and their uses, and
recently achieved a TFT Woodexperts
level 4 certificate in Wood Science and
Ridgeons is genuinely always trying to
provide opportunities for colleagues
to learn, train and achieve their
full potential. For me, this not only