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12 Apr, City of Glasgow College - Riverside Campus

Housing Scotland Apprentice Event 2018
City of Glasgow College - Riverside Campus

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Thu, 12 Apr from
09:30 to 16:00 (BST)


City of Glasgow College - Riverside Campus
21 Thistle Street, Glasgow, G5 9XB

About the Event

As part of the Housing Apprentice Action Plan 2017-2020, the SFHA is holding the Housing Scotland Apprentice Event. This one-day event will highlight the importance of apprenticeships to the future of the housing sector and the benefits they can bring to social landlords. The conference will feature expert speakers who will detail every stage of recruiting and managing apprentices and answer any questions that potential employers have.

The event also sees the return of the SFHA’s award-winning Apprentice Challenge. Apprentices from the housing sector, from all over the country, will work together to produce a presentation which answers questions based on real issues in the housing sector. The challenge will run throughout the event, and presentations will be showcased in the afternoon - with delegates deciding who the winner is.

Highlights include:

  • Jamie Hepburn MSP for Employability & Training opening the conference
  • A simple guide to funding and recruiting a modern apprentice
  • Why take on apprentices?
  • Being a modern apprentice
  • Why invest in young people?

This is your chance to discover all the answers to your questions regarding apprenticeships. Don’t miss it – learn how your organisation CAN recruit an apprentice.

Is this event for you?

This event is specifically tailored for housing associations looking for more information on apprenticeships in the housing sector. Whether it be how to fund your apprentice, how to recruit an apprentice or why you should invest in young people – we have the answer.

Housing associations that already employ apprentices, and are looking to network with others, will also find this event of value. Why not showcase your own apprentice and get them involved in the SFHA Apprentice Challenge?

About the Venue

The event will be held at the City of Glasgow College’s Riverside Campus, situated on the banks of the River Clyde. The location is accessible by car and is a short walk from the city centre. For full details on the college or how to get there, visit its website at https://www.cityofglasgowcollege.ac.uk/

How to Book

To book a place, please click the 'Book Now' button at the top of the page or email events@sfha.co.uk

SFHA Apprentice Challenge

Do you have an apprentice you would like to put forward for the Apprentice Challenge? If so, please click the 'Book Now' button at the top of this page and then select the 'Apprentice Challenge Applicant' ticket THEN use the application form linked on the right of this page and follow the instructions from there.

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Speakers & Biographies

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John McMorrow
Easthall Park

John has almost 35 years’ experience in  public sector housing and is the Director of Easthall Park Housing Co-operative, a Fully Mutual Housing Co-operative based in Greater Easterhouse. 

In the last 25 years John has supported the Co-operative’s Management Committee deliver excellent housing services whilst providing a range of training and employment opportunities and co-ordinating a variety of community activities.

The Co-operative has won much recognition for its work and in the last year achieved IIP Platinum award and will outline the work undertaken to support the Co-operative’s succession plans. 

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Najimee Parveen

Najimee Parveen has been the Director of Positive Action Training in Housing, PATH (Scotland) since 1999. PATH provides mentoring, coaching, leadership programmes and  structured work programmes in collaboration with registered social landlords alongside an academic qualification which enable trainees to access employment in the Housing Sector. The traineeships have been extremely successful and approximately 85% of PATH  trainees gain employment post placement.

Before  joining PATH, Najimee was Policy and Campaigns Officer with the Commission for Racial Equality in Scotland and worked on a number of campaigns including “Lets Kick Racism Out of Football” and the “Visible Womens’ Campaign” which was designed to challenge stereotypes and promote positive role models of BME women.

Prior to leaving the Commission Najimee was its Acting Head for 3 months. Najimee’s background is Education and she spent a number of years teaching and lecturing in Primary Education, Further Education and Higher Education. Najimee has also held various Office Bearer positions on the Committee of Positive Action in Housing and was its Chair for 3 years.

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Colin Turnbull
Hawthorn Housing Co-operative

Colin has been director at Hawthorn Housing Co-operative since August 2015.  Before that he worked with West of Scotland Housing Association and various local authorities.

Hawthorn Housing Co-operative is a small, fully mutual co-operative in Possilpark, Glasgow.  It has been providing training and employment opportunities for young people for a number of years and is about to recruit its seventh modern apprentice in the last six years.

The Co-operative sees this approach as fitting its aim to provide the best services it can, with value for its member and providing opportunities for young people.

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Peter Russian

Peter is the Chief Executive of Re:Markable (formerly Investors in People Scotland).

Since his appointment, he has led the development and introduction of Investors in Young People (IIYP) which has now been adopted by more than 600 organisations. This has been followed by work to establish and standardise good practice in developing Boards.

In 2017, Peter led the rebrand of the organisation to its new name Re:markable which responds to the changing business environment across Scotland and reflects an increasingly diverse product and service portfolio.  

In 2012 he was awarded the HR Network Award for “Outstanding Contribution to HR in Scotland”.

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