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Meet Jack – National Apprenticeship Week

Jack Bradshaw Riverside apprentice

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside are sharing their stories about how working with us has transformed their lives.  Meet Jack Bradshaw – Digital Inclusion Apprentice “I wanted to become an apprentice because although I had done voluntary work in the community before, I knew I needed the appropriate training to go from simply

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Sharing the Vision – National Apprenticeship Week

RHO - Fallon Reynolds

In National Apprenticeship Week  2016 we are celebrating our apprentices by giving them the floor. Our Apprenticeship programme has only been in place for 12 months but is already proving to be a success with managers and apprentices. We spoke to Apprenticeship Manager, Holly Nicholson-Wrigley, about our new apprenticeship framework and why it’s proving so successful.

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Meet Winston – National Apprenticeship Week

Winston former Grow Trainee

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week apprentices and trainees across Riverside are sharing their stories about how working with us has transformed their lives.  We support workplace training opportunities for our former homeless customers. Riverside’s Giving Real Opportunities for Work (GROW) programme offers employment as part of a ten-month placement. Not only does this give essential work experience, but it

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Meet Jade – National Apprenticeship Week

It’s National Apprenticeship Week!  Apprentices across Riverside are telling their own stories about how working with Riverside is transforming their lives.  Today we meet Jade who is working with Evolve Facilities, part of Riverside Group delivering our repairs and maintenance service . “I started working for Evolve as an apprentice in Business Administration  in February 2015.  Before starting

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Intensive intervention case study

When Nat was referred to Riverside’s Intensive Intervention project via her housing officer, she had given up hope. Nat was victimised for years, living as male to female trans, but was too scared to report it. The final straw came when she was broken into and had death threats painted on her walls. She phoned

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Riverside colleagues raise big bucks for Cancer Research UK

Riverside selected Cancer Research UK to be its corporate charity in September 2014. So far colleagues have raised over £14,500. Colleagues really entered into the spirit of fundraising for such a worthy cause and have held many events since the partnership started. During Launch Week at the end of September Riverside staff held a Football

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On-line sourcing of goods just got easier

The Riverside Procurement Team have recently purchased ‘Due North’ software for the on-line sourcing of goods and services to replace the antiquated paper based approach. This software provides a multitude of benefits in relation to sourcing and tendering and provides a ‘Marketplace’ called ‘The Chest’ allowing access to tens of thousands of suppliers across all

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My Energy Interactive Session

My Energy Interactive Session St Luke’s Primary School, Pennyburn Kathryn Morrison (Affordable Warmth Officer) & Lyndsay McLaughlin (Executive Services Assistant) visited St Luke’s Primary School recently to tell the primary 5’s all about Energy Saving Week and delivered an interactive session on what IHA do to help reduce energy consumption and costs, as well as

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My Future Interactive Session

Pennybarn school

Gillian Scott (Employability Officer) visited St Luke’s Primary School to deliver an interactive session with primary 7’s called ‘My Future’.  The interactive session from Irvine Housing Association is aimed at primary 7’s who are moving into secondary school after the summer and highlights how important it is to leave school with qualifications as well as

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