ng homes housing trainees celebrate CIH qualification success
Three ng homes housing trainees recently achieved their Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice.
Trainees Robyn Somerville, Alan Nicolson and Lucy Brown are now in their second year with the Association. As part of their training, the apprentices spend time in all of the departments and get the opportunity to gain valuable experience, skills and knowledge working with a variety of staff teams across the business.
The qualification was completed through SHARE, who provided the trainees with great support throughout.
All three were delighted to receive their CIH certificates and are now studying for the SVQ Level 2 in Housing qualification.
Robyn said: “It’s been a great experience for me. I have been able to work with knowledgeable housing professionals, gain hands on experience in a number of areas and understand the importance of providing excellent customer service.”
Alan added: “I am thoroughly enjoying my time here at the Association. The traineeship has been a great opportunity for me to develop my skills and knowledge. I have learned so much about the housing sector and the important work that ng homes does.”
Lucy said: “The training has been excellent, I have learned a great deal about the Association and the housing sector in general. I have received great support from my colleagues and have been able to develop my skills and confidence throughout my time at ng homes.”
Another trainee is also in her first year with the Association. D’Arcy Bolam is currently studying for her SVQ Level 2 in Housing and after completion will then undertake the CIH Level 2 Certificate in Housing Practice.
John Thorburn, ng homes chairperson, said: “It is wonderful to see our Trainees developing and on behalf of the Board I would like to congratulate them all on their progress.
Our traineeship’s provide an excellent opportunity for young people to learn and develop their skills to be able to make a real difference to the community. It is great for the Association and the housing sector in general to see talented young people interested in housing as a career.”