Innovating apprenticeships

We’re always committed to supporting colleagues to develop their skills, and a team of colleagues from across NCHA have been awarded for doing just that.

At the recent Better Lives Awards, in celebration of our 50th birthday, the team were celebrated for their great partnership working, and the opportunities they’ve created giving young people a route into property services.

The Innovation Award winners worked alongside Access Training to develop the Multi-Skilled Property Maintenance Operative apprenticeship opportunities.

Apprenticeships at NCHA

Work-based apprenticeships provide a great way to earn while you learn and our initial job advert received almost 100 applicants.

The four successful applicants have been working with us for just over a year now. Supported by a peer mentor, they’ve had the opportunity to try different roles including:

  • Building surveying
  • Business services
  • Trades (joinery, plumbing, plastering, painting and electrical).

They’ve now moved on to their chosen trade and will spend their second year training in this area.

Angela M Chamberlain, Apprentice and Talent Advisor for NCHA, comments: “I'm so proud to have been a part of this team, providing guidance and support to our Property Maintenance Operatives cohort. I am looking forward to more of the same as they move forward into their chosen trades and their ongoing journey with NCHA.”

Young Builder of the Year

In testament to the success of the project, one of our apprentices, Ollie Horn has been shortlisted in the Young Builder of the Year Awards.

Ollie will be making his way to the House of Commons on 18 October for the ceremony. We wish him the very best of luck.