Watford Community Housing is delivering excellent career opportunities through a range of apprenticeships across the organisation, as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. This is to support ambitious people by giving them a boost into careers they love.
Over the past decade Watford Community Housing has offered numerous apprentice positions and graduate schemes, but over the last year it has introduced six apprenticeships in order to help spread these opportunities further. These new positions, in a wide variety of parts of the organisation, join four long-standing apprenticeships. From Marketing and Multi-skilled Repairs Operatives to HR and Housing professionals, there are now apprentices across a huge range of departments.
Watford Community Housing’s apprentices come from a variety of backgrounds, with ages ranging from 18 to 33 years of age, enabling them to earn while they learn new skills and complete a qualification.
Watford Community Housing’s IT Apprentice, Charles Clark, also chose an apprenticeship at the housing association: “University didn’t really feel like a good option for me as I wanted to be practical, and my interests lie in getting stuck in with computers and systems.
“An apprenticeship was a great chance to get hands-on experience whilst also studying for my Cyber Security qualification one day a week at college. I’m having a great time as an apprentice here, and I’m really enjoying the chance to learn how to put my learning into practice on a daily basis.”
Watford Community Housing is looking forward to further investment in the apprenticeship model in the future.