Scottish Housing Day 2018: Fraser’s Story

Fraser Pirrie joined the Irvine Housing Association as a trainee in 2011. After completing the North Ayrshire Housing Careers programme, Fraser went on to secure a permanent post within customer services, dealing with customer enquiries.

In 2016 the opportunity arose to apply for a completely new post – assistant asset officer. Fraser was successful and two years on is fully competent in carrying out pre and post inspections of works, dealing with repairs works to void properties, liaising with contractors, assisting with planned capital works and following up repairs calls.

Fraser said, “It’s hard to believe I’ve been here since leaving school! I’ve had so many opportunities to progress at IHA. The experience I have gained in my previous customer service roles has stood me in great stead.

“When the asset team restructured and this post was introduced, I jumped at the chance, and I haven’t looked back. I am now in the second year of my HNC in construction management. The course is really beneficial to my job and its great being able to further my learning whilst in full time employment.”

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