Our Customer Services Director, Emma Solomons, was invited to attend afternoon tea at the House of Lords to celebrate the launch of a new approach to housing and property management apprenticeships and mark the wider contribution of the housing sector to the apprenticeships agenda.
The Baroness Warwick of Undercliffe (who is also Chair of the National Housing Federation) and The Baroness Drake CBE hosted the event in the Cholmondeley Room & Terrace at the House of Lords on Tuesday 23 February. The guest speaker was Nadhim Zahawi MP, the Prime Ministers’ apprenticeship advisor, and we heard from two apprentices who are working in the housing and property sector.
Working with the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills as a ‘trailblazer’ the housing and property sector has come together to improve the quality of future apprenticeships. This event marked the launch of new employer-led apprenticeship standards for housing and property professionals and it was an opportunity to find out more about the new standards.
With 12,000 apprentices created in the housing association sector alone in the last three years this event provided an opportunity to celebrate the wider contribution of the housing and property sector to the apprenticeships agenda.
For more information on the new Housing and Property Apprenticeship Standard visit www.housing.org.uk/apprenticeships