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Whether you have just left school or want to follow a new path, our apprenticeship scheme can give you the tools for a fulfilling career.
As an apprentice, you will work alongside experienced individuals who will guide and support you in your role. Our scheme covers a wide range of professions, and you'll gain a nationally recognised qualification by attending college one day a week or having a NVQ assessor visit you in the office.
Our applications for our apprenticeship scheme will be available in 2021, so keep an eye on our Twitter account for further updates. In the meantime, read on for more on what to expect and why this might be the right career step for you.
"I have been given lots
more responsibility than
I assumed I would and have
been encouraged to develop and improve daily."
"I wanted to restart my
career and felt encouraged
by reading previous apprentice stories."
"I never feel alone on my journey- having a mentor, a manager and training gives me all the support I need."
Apprentices at Moat need to be over 16 years of age, and there’s no upper age limit. You’ll need an English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) at grade C/4 or above.
An apprenticeship offers an alternative path to a career, and some apprentice qualifications are at the same level or equivalent to degrees. As an apprentice, you get the added benefit of experience and you don’t have to pay tuition fees. Our apprentices complete a structured training programme covering a number of core work skills, including customer service, meeting skills, communication skills, diversity and inclusion, data protection and much more.
No - as a Moat apprentice, you’ll get to carry out a full role with real responsibilities. Whatever you do, you will be given lots of support and guidance and you’ll always be working with others so you’re not alone.
It depends on the qualification that you do but most apprenticeships don’t need you to sit exams. Some apprentices attend college one day a week, others attend occasional workshops with tutors, and some are visited regularly in the workplace by an assessor who sets work for them.
Read the job description to make sure you meet our essential criteria. If you do, submit your CV and application, making sure you demonstrate how you meet these requirements. We’ll review all applications against objective criteria and create a shortlist of candidates to interview.
We don’t expect you to be an expert in housing as you’ll be joining us to learn. The interview is a chance for us to get to know you a bit better. We’re interested in why you want to be an apprentice and what you can offer Moat. We’ll try to keep it relaxed - former apprentices tell us it felt like a chat rather than an interrogation!
We can’t guarantee you a job at Moat, but we’ll help you with job applications and interview skills before the end of your apprenticeship to boost your chances of securing a job. We’re keen to develop our people so we advertise vacancies internally first, and you’ll have the opportunity to apply.
Moat’s apprentices are paid an annual salary of £15,500 which is more than the National Minimum Apprentice wage. Apprentices can also access the full range of benefits available to all Moat staff.
Although we're a Housing Association, we have a number of job roles that you'd see in other sectors, including Finance, IT, HR, Admin, Communications and more. You don't need housing knowledge for these and while you may stay in housing afterwards, these apprenticeships offer transferrable skills that can be used outside the sector too.
To thank our team members for the hard work they do, we offer an excellent benefits package. Take a look at our video to find out what perks come with employment at Moat.Life at Moat