Apprentice Lauren Pearce, 21, completed her two-year apprenticeship with our housing team and has successfully gone on to secure a permanent job as a customer accounts advisor with us.
While on placement, Lauren was given the opportunity to learn from the housing team and spent time working on reception, with lettings, customer accounts, neighbourhoods and the anti-social behaviour team.
Alongside working full time Lauren also completed an online course and gained her Level 3 certificate in Housing.
Of her experience, Lauren said: “After leaving college I started a couple of different jobs but wasn’t really enjoying them. I wanted a change in direction and this apprenticeship offered me a great opportunity to do something different while learning new skills.
“I personally think a lot of young people go to University because they don’t really know what they want to do in life. Many will come away with a degree that they never use and debt to pay.
“I think more people should consider apprenticeships instead. You’re being paid to learn valuable work-specific skills and you have a real chance of getting a permanent job at the end.”
Last year we provided apprenticeships in customer services, business administration as well as skilled trades such as electrical, plumbing and surveying.
If you are interested in expanding your knowledge and skills with us you can view our latest vacancies here.