Home Group named regional employer of the year

October 11th, 2017 in Home Group News

Home Group’s apprenticeship programme was recognised in the National Apprenticeship Awards when the organisation was named Regional Employer of the Year..

The Gosforth-based housing association was judged against eight other employers from the North East including Go North East and Hays Travel, coming out on top in the annual ceremony.

Home Group’s chief executive, Mark Henderson, said: “We’re over the moon that the National Apprenticeship Awards have recognised our apprenticeship programme.

“We offer a supportive and encouraging environment for apprentices of all ages – and in fact we’ve had apprentices aged from 17-62 join the programme.

“Additionally, many of our apprenticeships go to our customers, who are able to train in a variety of disciplines up and down the country.

“Apprenticeships allow people to learn while they earn, and with a dedicated support team and a pay rate higher than the national minimum, we’re very proud of what we can offer.

“But importantly, we recognise what our apprentices can offer us, and I believe that the constant influx of fresh thinking really contributes to Home Group’s innovation and development.”

Home Group was among 91 employers and 84 individuals nationally who were competing across ten categories, winning the award for Large Employer of the Year in the North East region.

It will now progress to the next stage of the awards, with a national judging panel assessing the regional winners before announcing national finalists in December.

The final ceremony is to take place at the Grosvenor House Hotel in London on January 18th 2018.

To find out more about careers with Home Group visit www.homegroup.org.uk/careers