Greg Taylor, Delivery Apprentice at Home Group

Posted: 23rd of July 2018 by Sophia

I was successful in my A levels and got four A grades in Business, Art, English Language and Media.

My original plan was to go to University but after a recommendation by a family friend, I looked on the Home Group website apprenticeships page. I was impressed, applied and started on an apprenticeship within the development team in September 2017.

As part of my apprenticeship I also study for a degree, which means that I’ll end up getting a qualification in Quantity Surveying after my three years working here with none of the student debt!

Doing this apprenticeship has given me practical experience and I feel I am more employable now than I would have been.

A bit about Home Group:

Home Group’s commitment to apprentices continues to grow, supporting our mission to build our customers’ independence and aspirations.

Our apprenticeship scheme is aligned to areas of business growth, delivering a talent pipeline that slots into jobs as we grow. Our apprentices are fully qualified, know the business, and are loyal and engaged.

Just some of our apprentice achievements include:

  • Since 2013 we’ve employed 300 apprentices, doubling our annual intake of apprentices from 60 to 120 in 2017
  • This year we’ll be offering 18 apprenticeship types, ranging from Health and Social Care and Housing, to Procurement and Digital Marketing
  • Sustained a 75% progression rate of completers into employment, 80% of which were into jobs with Home Group
  • 100% qualification pass rate for completers
  • 95% of apprentices say we’re ‘a great place to work’

We want to invest in you:

  • We pay above the national apprenticeship minimum wage to ensure our apprentices are better off working than on benefits
  • We guarantee progression for successful apprentice completers who want a job; coaching them to make job application and prepare for interviews

Want to know more? Get in touch

For more information on all our apprenticeship vacancies, have a look here: www.homegroup.org.uk/careers/apprenticeships

 

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