Eden Housing Association takes on two apprentices

Discovering the benefits of hiring apprentices

Discovering the benefits of hiring apprentices

Eden Housing Association (EHA) in Cumbria has hired two apprentices.  The two school leavers, Max Stoddart and Laura Brunskill, are studying for an NVQ in business administration whilst working at the company. The pair found out about the new scheme through the training provider, GEN II, which provides support throughout the process in the form of quarterly reviews.

During their time at the company the apprentices are employed in different roles to learn a range of skills. This could be advising customers as part of the Corporate Administration Team which deals with tenant’s everyday queries.

John Clasper, Managing Director at EHA said “Apprenticeships are something new for us, but Max and Laura are doing really well. They ask a lot of questions which is good, and having the support of Jackie Robinson from GEN II means they are receiving positive personal development input from other sources too. Max is now much more confident talking to people and Laura has a good grasp of the issues faced by our Housing Team. They are both excited about swapping rotations and I’m sure will continue to make good progress.”