Scottish Housing Day – Career Ready

Published: 12/09/23

Earlier this year The Association was involved in the Career Ready initiative, working closely with a young person from Harris Academy, providing the opportunity to complete an internship and insight into the many career opportunities available in housing.

This took place in June and July over a 4 week period, where our young person was involved in all aspects of the various housing services available within the Association. In addition to this our young person benefitted from one-to-one support and guidance from our very own Income Management Team Leader, who volunteered as a mentor to the young person over the 18 month period of the Career Ready Programme.

We asked our young person to provide us with an overview of their experience with the Association and this is what they had to say…

My work experience at Abertay Housing Association
During my time at Abertay, I learned and experienced many things. As Abertay was my first job working in a professional environment, I was nervous but very much excited. Upon my arrival, all the staff that I met were incredibly welcoming and made me feel comfortable. Throughout my time I developed my understanding of housing while working at Abertay. I first learned that there were Housing and Maintenance Officers who looked after tenants and the houses for Abertay, I got an insight into how hectic, yet interesting, customer service could be and many more things. But most of all I learned that Abertay wasn’t just about the houses, it was about the tenants. Everybody who worked there worked to ensure the comfort of the people staying in those homes. I am proud to say that I was able to have my first work experience at Abertay Housing Association.

The Association were delighted to be involved in the Career Ready initiative and wish our young person well for the coming year with her studies and beyond.

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