The company has set up the scheme which will see apprentice placements made available with the Group and its subsidiary businesses – Flourish Homes, Ridgeway Community Housing Association, Sarsen Housing Association, Testway Housing, and Aster Property Management.
Through the scheme, the company will be offering a variety of apprenticeships in traditional trades, as well as trainee positions in housing and business administration roles. All new recruits will be given comprehensive practical and theoretical training and will study towards recognised qualifications in their chosen roles.
“We wanted to bring together all of the experience we have within the Group so we decided to launch this new, company-wide scheme, which we believe will allow us to build on the success we’ve already had,” said Rachel Broome, Aster Group’s head of learning and development.
To launch the new apprenticeship scheme, Aster Group has committed significant funding to each of its businesses to identify new recruits and train them to the highest possible standard. The company has also appointed a dedicated apprenticeship co-ordinator, Kirsty Dawson, who will be responsible for overseeing their ongoing development.
In addition to bringing in new recruits, the new training programme will help the Group to continue to assist existing apprentices and trainees who are currently studying towards a range of qualifications with the company’s support.
Rachel added: “Bringing talented individuals to our business and nurturing their skills is key to the future of our company and to the housing sector as a whole. We believe that our new apprenticeship scheme will give people who are committed to building careers in housing the best possible start.”