RHP wins Most Supportive Employer from Way to Work
Published by Eddie for Richmond Housing Partnership Limited in Housing and also in Education
Jordan Vidal, RHP Apprentice 2012
Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP) has scooped the award for Most Supportive Employer at this year’s Way to Work Awards, the Richmond’s annual event to recognise the achievements of young apprentices and the employers who have helped them flourish.
The recognition follows RHP’s award of Best New Employer at the event last year. Geraldine Clarke, RHP’s Learning & Development Advisor, says that the key to success has been to adapt to individual learning styles and occasionally taking them out of their comfort zone.
She says: “We like to stretch our apprentices – it helps to develop their confidence and gets them the skills that they need, rather than just keeping them behind a desk all day. We make sure our apprentices get involved in all areas of the business to give them a good perspective of the different careers available in housing.”
RHP has already seen four apprentices earn their NVQ Level 2 qualifications, three of whom have secured permanent employment with the company. A further three are currently working toward the NVQ. Jordan Vidal, working with the RHP Health, Safety and Wellbeing Team, also won the runner up award for Apprentice of the Year this year, a category open to 60 apprentices.