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Apprenticeships in the Housing Sector

Apprenticeships for Housing Work can prepare you for a job managing properties for a housing association or local authority, or a similar role with social services, a housing cooperative, a trust or a voluntary organisation – together, these employ over 150,000 people nationwide according to CIH figures.

By studying for an apprenticeship, you can gain valuable workplace experience, build links with local employers in the sector from towns like Wigan to cities like Salford and Manchester, and earn recognised qualifications along the way.

What is an apprenticeship for Housing Work?

Apprenticeships for Housing Work combine a workplace element with training delivered by our assessors in the work place and we work closely with employers to make sure these two parts are a good match for each other.

We carry out some of your assessment ourselves, while the rest depends on feedback from your employer – so the more committed and hard-working you are in your job placement, the better.

An apprenticeship can help you find a job, often with the same employer, or can provide a basis for higher level training if you want to carry on studying with ProCo.

What qualifications will I get?

Apprenticeships are a recognised alternative to academic study, and are arguably a better match for vocational roles and those that rely heavily on personal communication and other so-called ‘soft skills’.

When you study with ProCo, we can train you towards qualifying for an NVQ at the appropriate level, as well as offering further training if you want to progress to a higher level, or on to another more advanced apprenticeship.

What are the benefits of an apprenticeship for Housing Work?

It’s hard to teach all the different aspects of Housing Work – such as meeting tenants or visiting properties – without actually doing them, so it’s crucial to be in employment and practice whilst you actually do the job whilst getting a wage.

A Housing Work apprenticeship lets you do this, not just with visits to a local housing association or similar employer, but with an employment that lets you build real relationships with those in the industry, as a step towards starting your career.

How do I apply?

You can contact ProCo using any of the methods on our website, either to start your application or to ask us any questions you might want to clear up first.

Our online form is the easiest way to apply directly, but we’re here for phone calls too if you want to ask us anything about your application, or about the kind of information we will need to find you a suitable apprenticeship.