Apprentice recruitment drive for Aster

Fifteen apprentice and trainee places will be made available over the coming months at Aster Group, the ethical developer and landlord with offices across the South of England.

The business, which employs over 1,300 people, has committed £85,000 of funding for the sixth year in a row to ensure a new generation of talent can join its ranks in 2016.

The 15 roles cover a range of areas across Aster, including customer services, business administration and skilled trades, as well as trainee surveyor and accountant positions.

“Bringing in a new generation of skills is an important part of nurturing and retaining talent in the business and is something we will continue to deliver every year as part of our commitment to giving something back”, said Rachel Broome, learning and development director at Aster Group.

“We have an ambitious programme to develop thousands of new homes over the next seven years as well as continue to provide frontline services to our 75,000 customers and maintain our 28,000-strong housing stock. There is a wealth of opportunity at Aster for people with passion, ambition and a ‘can-do’ attitude.”

Many apprentices have gone on to secure permanent roles at Aster, including teenager Holly Powell who secured the position of people services assistant in the Devizes office last year.

Holly joined the apprenticeship scheme after finishing her GCSEs in 2014 and was given the chance to work in a number of different departments within human resources learning a variety of skills. In addition to gaining hands-on experience, she met with her tutor regularly, working towards an NVQ Level 2 qualification in Business Administration.

Aster will begin recruiting for the roles in April and all roles will be advertised on the website: www.aster.co.uk.