Joinery apprenticeship opportunity at Upkeep – apply now!

Our subsidiary, Upkeep, is currently recruiting for a positive and enthusiastic Apprentice Joiner to join their team, based at their Culrain Street office.

The successful candidate will secure a four year trade apprenticeship comprising on site practical training as well as college based theory and practical examinations to provide them with the knowledge and skills to become a qualified Joiner.

The successful candidate will also have excellent prospects to secure permanent employment within the business, upon the successful completion of their training.

No previous experience is necessary but an interest in working in a fast paced trade environment and a keen eye for detail are advantageous.

For an informal chat about the position or to find out more information please contact Neil Ferguson on 0141 7643793 or email your C.V to enquiries@upkeepglasgow.org.uk

The closing date for applications is Friday 3rd September 2021 at 12.00pm.

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Icebox Challenge Glasgow

Shettleston Housing Association are delighted to be one of the sponsors of the Ice Box Challenge Glasgow. This event is being hosted by Glasgow City Council in conjunction with the Passivhaus Trust and will highlight the benefits of energy efficiency in buildings ahead of the COP26 UN Climate Change Conference.

The Ice Box Challenge is a contest and practical experiment to demonstrate the thermal efficiency of buildings and how this can be improved through energy efficient design. Architecture students from Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen won a competition to design two Ice Boxes, one of which will be built to current Scottish Building Standards and the other to the Passive House Standard. The boxes will be left outside for two weeks, each holding an equal amount of ice. When opened, the amount of ice left in each box will be measured. How much ice remains will demonstrate how well each icebox keeps out the heat. The results of the experiment will help show how energy efficient construction can reduce carbon pollution and ensure buildings are healthier, more comfortable and more economic to run.

The event will run from 23rd July to 6th August in St Enoch’s Square and is open to the public. You can find more information on the official Icebox Challenge Glasgow site: https://iceboxchallenge.org/

Seeking your views about digital communications and housing…

Glasgow City Council are looking to find out how people access information and engage with digital media when making choices about their housing and have asked SHA to help with this research. If you are a first time buyer, renter or planning to move, perhaps you could take the time to complete the survey and help GCC develop and improve its housing Services and digital communications. The survey  can be found here: https://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/GCC_AccessToHousing/

The survey is also published on Glasgow City Council’s Consultation Hub:

https://www.glasgowconsult.co.uk/KMS/dmart.aspx?strTab=PublicDMartCurrent&NoIP=1

Thanks for your time, your input is greatly appreciated.

Read about our latest service update in our summer newsletter

With Glasgow now in Level Two restrictions, we have been able to bring back services whilst continuing to work under Government health and safety guidelines. We are operating a full repairs service and have also started our cyclical maintenance programme, including external painter-work, gutter cleaning and common landscaping. We are also making progress with various window, door, kitchen and bathroom replacement and electrical re-wiring contracts that make up much of our planned major repair programme for the year.

Housing and maintenance officers are out and about in the area on a regular basis, carrying out inspections and visiting tenants as required. Our office will remain generally closed to the public for some time longer but we are now able to start to see people in the office on a pre-arranged, appointments only basis.

Read more about our services, updates on various matters, local news and much more in our summer newsletter.