Progress Housing Group takes on new trade apprenticeships every year, giving young people the opportunity to ‘earn while they learn’.

A trade apprenticeship lasts between three to four years. It combines studying for a qualification at college whilst working alongside one of our highly skilled trade operatives.

This year, we are delighted to have increased our team of Property Services apprentices by six, five of whom live in Progress Housing Group properties.

We were focused on giving opportunities to people living within our homes and communities who are hardworking, customer-focused, willing to learn and committed to always working to the best of their abilities. We are delighted with our successful applicants.

We are looking forward to working with our new team and watching them grow and develop their knowledge and skills alongside our highly trained Property Services Team.

This year, we are especially delighted that two of our new apprentices are female. This is because roles within trades are still very male-dominated, so to have increased our female representation within Property Services is fantastic!

“So far, I am finding the apprenticeship really good. I have already had the opportunity to go into customers’ properties and work on lots of different jobs with my mentor and have started to

learn a lot already. I feel proud to have got this apprenticeship as it is a really sought-after opportunity.”