More local jobs for young people

More local jobs for young people

Date Posted: 14th of April 2014

The Association is delighted to announce that we have once again managed to employ another five trainees via the Community Job Scotland (CJS) initiative to help unemployed young people from West Dunbartonshire gain valuable work experience and skills. In March 2014 Cordale Housing employed four Trainee Estates Assistants and one Clerical Assistant

CJS is funded by the Scottish Government and is administered by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO).

The initiative gives us an opportunity to provide training and work experience to give these young people a chance to demonstrate that they can operate as part of a team in a working environment and we hope that the experience they will gain with Cordale will help them into work in the future.

The Association has gone on to employ John Kennedy and Connor Dady, two Estates Assistants who were formerly part of the CJS initiative, who have been working on the Association’s cyclical paint work programme. John Kennedy said “I started working at Cordale as part of the Community Jobs Scotland training scheme and was then offered a job as part of the Estates Team. It is great to see that Cordale are continuing to be part of this initiative to give other young unemployed people the same chance I was given to gain this work experience”.

Emma Stewart, Clerical Assistant started her placement with Cordale on 24 March 2014. Emma said “I have only been working at Cordale Housing for a few weeks and already I have learned so much. I am the first point of contact for when tenants contact the office. I am now able to process repairs and I have dealt with other tasks to assist the Maintenance Officer and Housing Services Officer”.

“The Association has also arranged for me to attend an Introduction to Housing Association’s training course in April, which has been partly funded by CJS. And as part of my induction I have identified other training courses that would benefit me within my post of Clerical Assistant.”

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