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Housing Apprenticeships

Posted: 12 Jun 2019 Closes: 14 Jul 2019
Coventry £ 10,595 per year
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Orbit are a leading housing provider, with a 50-year heritage, providing homes and services to more than 100,000 people across the UK.  The more profit we make, the more we can invest in the communities we work for, improving services and playing a key role in driving UK housing growth.

So if you are keen to learn a specific skill, whilst working for one of the country’s largest housing associations, then look no further – you have come to the right place.

Please note: To find out more about these exciting opportunities why not come to our Open Evening being held on 25thJune 2019 at 5:15pm at Garden Court, Binley Business Park, Harry Weston Road, Coventry. To book your place, email

Our Apprenticeship Programme 

In our 12 month scheme, you’ll be welcomed into a team at Orbit where you’ll be supported by your line manager and colleagues as you learn on the job and get the chance to gain a Housing qualification. Our Apprenticeship Programme will provide you with the opportunity to gain the skills, experience and qualifications you need to secure the job you want, whilst getting paid in full time employment.

You will also have the chance to work as a team with all the other Apprentices and deliver your own project. Our current Apprentices have just delivered a wellbeing programme for our employees which proved to be a real success across the business.

We enable people from every background to achieve their career ambitions, giving them the support, benefits, training and environment they need to thrive at work. You may have just left school, or college, or may be coming to us later on in life, looking to re-train in a new career.

The Role

Reporting to the Senior Lettings Assistant, the role of the Housing Apprentice will to be assist the team in providing an excellent, effective and customer focussed lettings (rental) and voids management (turning homes around from tenants who have left to the new tenants moving in) service to all customers. As part of the Lettings Team, the Housing Apprentice will help to ensure our homes are let within agreed targets and in line with relevant policies, procedures and Orbit’s Customer Offer, with a focus on sustaining tenancies and minimising void loss.

What We Offer

The scheme is a 12 month placement starting in September 2019. 

During this time you will gain a Level 2 Apprenticeship and upon completion, also be able to move onto an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship.

Although it is our intention to offer you a permanent role at the end of the scheme, Orbit cannot guarantee this, however, the experience and qualifications that you will have gained throughout your time with us will certainly equip you for success in securing a permanent role in your career.

We offer an excellent flexible benefits package including private medical insurance, discounted dental insurance, gym membership, generous holiday entitlement (starting at 27 days plus bank holidays) and pension scheme.

Can I Apply?

Entry Requirements for our Apprenticeships are as follows: 

Our Apprenticeships are open to anyone over the age of 16.

For an Intermediate Apprenticeship you will need 5 GCSE at grades (A*-C/9-4) or equivalent including Mathematics and English.

Orbit is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all members of the community.

Key dates:

Closing date for receipt of applications:  Sunday 14 July 2019

Assessment Centres are to be held at our Coventry Office on: Thursday 25 & Friday 26 July 2019
Start date:  September 2019

You can find further information on the Orbit website -

Please note that previous unsuccessful applicants need not apply.








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