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Swan Housing Association, recently announced as the 8th best Housing Association to work for by the Sunday Times, is celebrating National Apprenticeship Week. Swan currently has apprentices employed in a range of roles with three based at Swan's Office in Billericay.
The apprentices are all making a big impact at Swan, and in turn they are supported to complete qualifications which will enhance their future career prospects.
Eleanor Gunton, HR Apprentice said:
"I have really enjoyed the past six-months as an apprentice, being in a working environment has helped me to develop my skills further from when I was in school and college. I have also been working towards completing my HR Support qualification alongside my day to day work, which not only is giving me further knowledge into the world of HR but will open up my future career prospects."
Swan actively supports apprentices to fulfil their potential through a robust training and support programme. The programmes are very successful and 5% of employees are either current or former apprentices who have secured a position working with Swan either during or after completing their apprenticeship.
Malcolm O'Brien, Executive Director of People, Communications and IT said:
"At Swan we recognise the value of apprenticeships for both the employer and the apprentice. They bring fresh ideas and help make Swan an innovative and exciting place to work. That's why we want to create a Millennial coaching programme to make sure our business is one which will stay a great place to work in the future. It's great when our apprentices rise through the ranks to find permanent roles with us and help deliver great service for our customers."
Anyone interested in discovering more about apprenticeships with Swan can speak to Ruby Jeeta on 0300 303 2500 or come along to the Employment and Training Open Day on Saturday 31 March from 12-2pm at The Beech Community Centre, Austin Road, Basildon, SS14 3RZ and follow us on @swanhousing on Twitter