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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing

Films produced to showcase housing apprenticeships Films produced to showcase housing apprenticeships

Social landlord Circle Housing has launched five short films to showcase the benefits of apprenticeship schemes in the housing sector.

Each film follows one of Circle's apprentices as they complete a day’s work at the organisation.

Circle has produced the films  – available at www.circleopportunities.org.uk – to mark National Apprenticeship Week (3–7 March). The housing provider is also running a series of jobs swaps to give apprentices and bosses the chance to take on each other’s roles.

Samantha Caunt, 19, is among apprentices to take part after swapping places with Circle's chief executive, Mark Rogers.

She said: “I thought the job swap with Mark Rogers was great. It really helped me to see what it involves to be a CEO and helped me to understand how the different parts of the organisation come together.

“We talked about the difference apprenticeships make to people who might otherwise find it difficult to get the right opportunities and prove themselves. It has been really nice to take part in the filming and show the benefits of working as an apprentice in the housing sector."

CEO Mark Rogers said “The housing sector is a great place for apprentices to learn and develop for the future. Our programme at Circle Housing employs apprentices in teams across the business. As well as construction, they could be given roles in administration, communications, or customers services for example.

“Apprentices in turn represent a bright new future for the housing sector and it is important we continue to attract and nurture that new talent. Nearly two thirds of apprentices at Circle Housing will go on to permanent roles in the organisation. They play an important part in our commitment to deliver a range of employment and skill programmes which is helping around 9,000 a year to get into work and training opportunities.”

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