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Almond builds careers event

Almond worked in partnership with Inveralmond Community High School to build a careers event around the housing trade.

Housing Officers and other staff were on hand to talk to young people about career options in the housing sector.

We also brought along contractors in building/construction who work with Almond, to highlight opportunities and pathways to roles within their companies.

Inveralmond careers event

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More than 150 students attended the event, held at Inveralmond Community High School on Thursday, February 14 from 11am until 1pm, with pupils aged 14 and over invited to pop along and talk to the many tradespeople.

Almond’s Community Engagement Officer Barbara Boertien said: “The aim was to inform and inspire young people who might be considering their career options and how to progress their studies.

“We were able to advise on the different routes into the industry, for those who might be interested in the housing sector – and show them how to connect their studies and passions to a career pathway.”

Sandy Higgins, Business Education teacher and Business Links Co-ordinator at Inveralmond, said: “My role is to build links with business to support young people in the transition from school into the world of work.

“I am grateful to Almond Housing Association for informing our pupils about the type of skills businesses are actively seeking.”

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