The Sector Skills Council for the places where we live and work
Jonathan Zoil, Peabody Neighbourhood Manager, has worked in housing for seven years. "When I was first thinking about careers I had no idea about social housing. But there are so many jobs here from finance, debt management and estate management to cleaning, office admin and outreach work with communities."
Stephanie Wood, from the Wigan and Leigh Housing Partnership, spent 18 months on her Level 2 Housing Apprenticeship before being taken on as a housing assistant.
Eleanor Badham, Affordable Housing Development Officer at Wales & West Housing Association, supports tenants, with money, debt and mortgage rescue advice.
Julie Vickers, Welfare Benefits Adviser, New Charter Housing Trust. In Ashton-Under-Lyne, there is an increased focus on helping communities to manage their money more effectively. The housing team required new skills in order to support the move from a traditional approach of collecting arrears to a system of active advice and management. Julie Vickers is part of that team.
New apprenticeships in housing are the most recent qualifications in the sector and have been developed to meet the new challenges faced by housing teams. They have been prepared by Asset Skills in consultation with employers.