In National Apprentice Week (6 to 12 February), award-winning apprenticeships employer Nottingham City Homes (soon to become Nottingham City Council Housing Services) has announced that some of its apprenticeships case studies are to be included in a best-practice report that goes out to businesses nationwide including Coca-Cola, the Royal Navy, Barclays bank and the BBC. 

The case studies feature in the area of the Government’s Apprenticeship Diversity Champions Network report concerned with roles for women in the science, technology, engineering and manufacturing (STEM) sector, and focus on areas such as pre-employment and in-work retention. 
Nottingham City Homes (NCH) Apprentice Advisor Lisa Porter says: “I’m delighted that we’re getting recognition on the national stage for the great work we do with apprenticeships, and it’s great to think that we can share what we do with organisations such as the BBC to help them develop their approach to apprenticeships.” 

National Apprentice Week also heralds the start of a recruitment drive for office-based apprentices in the areas of customer service, human resources, and learning and development.

Asiyah Hall, who has just completed her Business Administration apprenticeship at NCH and passed with a distinction, says: “NCH has helped me to develop as a person, as well as in a professional, workplace context. I’ve learned so much, and been given so many opportunities to develop myself, with support from others in my team. I’m so much more confident and knowledgeable now than when I started, and I’m looking forward to seeing where the next steps in my career will take me.”

To apply for an apprenticeship, applicants can visit the Nottingham City Homes website and go to the Work for Us link from the homepage.