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Apprentice programme recruitment process starts this month

Earlier this year we revealed plans to improve our apprenticeship scheme to encourage the progression of more young people to support talent development and succession planning in our organisation.

This is an important part of our objective to become an employer of choice in our 2020-23 business strategy.

We are pleased to confirm that the recruitment process for our new apprenticeships will be starting this month and they will be joining us from the summer onwards.

We are offering 14 apprenticeships this financial year in the following directorates:

  •  Assurance and Procurement – 1
  • Care and Supported Housing – 1
  • Communications – 1
  • Customer Services – 1
  • Housing – 2
  • Maintenance Operations – 6
  • Organisational Development – 1
  • Transformation – 1

Our first vacancies will be advertised mid-April, starting with a Housing Apprentice within the Income Team who will start their course at the beginning of July and an Administration Apprentice with our planning team. Other vacancies will follow during May, with a few planned later in the year.

The apprenticeship programmes we will be offering include qualifications in Housing, Administration, Human Resources, Customer Service, Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting and Decorating.

This is in addition to the 11 people who are currently completing apprenticeships at Citizen. Six of these are within our Maintenance Operations Team, two within Development, Sales and Regeneration Team and three within our Finance Team.

Our Director of People, Matt Posaner, said: “It’s fantastic that the recruitment process for 14 new apprenticeships at Citizen is getting underway and they’ll be joining us in the forthcoming months.

“Encouraging the progression of more young people to support talent development and succession planning in our organisation is extremely important.

“Our apprentice scheme has always been really successful, with many of our previous apprentices still working with us at a managerial level. I look forward to keeping you updated with our recruitment process.”

We are committed to recruiting 14 new apprentices in 2021/2022 and we will be offering further apprentices in 2022/2023.

Eventually we hope to have over 30 apprentices working at Citizen.

All vacancies will be advertised on the jobs section on our Citizen website when recruitment starts.

For media enquiries contact our Communications Team.

Apprentice Alice Web