08 Feb 2021

Housing apprenticeships are amazing – but don’t take our word for it

As the professional body for housing, CIH supports housing professionals to create a future in which everyone has a place to call home, equipping them with the skills, knowledge and expertise they need to make a crucial difference every day to the communities they serve.

We see housing apprenticeships as a brilliant way to bring new talent into the sector. So we’ve designed and developed our apprenticeships to meet the needs of housing professionals in all roles across housing, today and for the future.

This week is the 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week, with the theme of Build the Future. CIH apprenticeships enable you to gain the technical knowledge, practical experience and wider skills needed for you to progress in your role and your future career. And as well as hands-on training, you get to put what you learn into practice.

As a training provider, the CIH Housing Academy works with employers to deliver three levels of apprenticeships, offering a great way to develop career paths, build valuable experience within organisations and across the sector, while learners enjoy all the benefits of the workplace. So whether you’re a school leaver, looking to upskill to develop your careers and looking for a completely new career, we can support you to achieve what you want.

But don’t take our word for it!

Hannah works for Clarion Housing and completed Level 4 in October 2020 with a distinction.

“I enjoyed the assignment section of learning in the earliest stages. The tutor was very knowledgeable and really easy to get on with. The helped my confidence and I always looked forward to the next session.

“Since completing my apprenticeship I’ve had two offers of employment in leadership roles outside of Clarion. I’m so much more confident and feel that I really could be a manager and in a leadership role in the very near future. I’d like to continue with learning, perhaps a management qualification.”

Leanne works for Amey and also got a distinction in her Level 4, which she completed in January 2021.

“Thank you so much. It’s been a great experience and I am so happy to have furthered my career within housing.

“The area I enjoyed the most was the work-based project as it supported my learning and allowed me to take a step back from my role and see it from CIH’s point of view. The support from both my mentor and tutor have been an asset to myself, and I took this on with a positive attitude to achieve this course. I look forward to continuing to improve my career in housing. I am also looking forward to supporting others in Amey to achieve the course.”

Leigh works for Rugby Borough Council and achieved his Level 3 last year.

“I found that I enjoyed doing my project the most rewarding. This was because along with fulfilling criteria, it had a real purpose to my everyday job role.

“Having this qualification makes me a suitable candidate for a variety of job roles in the future, and the positive feedback I received was great to share. It is nice to be considered an asset to housing in general.”

And after your apprenticeship? Our Housing Academy offers everyone in the housing sector opportunities to continue their professional development through online qualifications and face-to-face training covering a wide range of topics, from housing law to the latest safety standards.

So, whether you’re looking to upskill, to tackle the challenges of the future or develop your career, the CIH Housing Academy can help.