Wheatley Group launches recruitment drive for ten graduates

Laura MacLean

Wheatley Group is searching for up to ten of Scotland’s brightest university leavers to join its graduate training programme.

Successful candidates will join Wheatley Group’s two-year Ignite scheme and will receive expert on-the-job training and development, opportunities for further study and qualifications, mentoring support to help build a successful career in housing and an excellent salary and package of benefits.

Graduates will work across Wheatley’s social housing and property-management subsidiaries, including GHA in Glasgow, Dunedin Canmore and West Lothian Housing Partnership in the east, and Dumfries and Galloway Housing Partnership (DGHP) in the south.

Lesley Wilkinson, Wheatley director of employee relations, said: “The Ignite programme is one of the best opportunities in Scotland for bright and passionate graduates to build on their academic achievements and develop a career they can be proud of.

“Our housing graduates will play a vital role in the heart of Wheatley communities, making a real difference to people’s lives and helping transform neighbourhoods.”

Jibran Ellahi

Laura MacLean, 29, joined the graduate scheme last year after gaining a PhD in Architecture and Urban Planning.

Laura said: “I was looking to join an organisation which put tenants at the core of its thinking and uses a positive attitude to transform communities.

“The Ignite scheme has provided a setting for me to develop personally and professionally and to form a career I can be proud of. The training and support from team members have been outstanding and I feel I am learning every day.”

Jibran Ellahi, 29, is in the second year of the Ignite programme and is working as a housing officer at GHA.

He added: “Being on the Ignite programme has helped accelerate my learning and development. I am also studying for my Chartered Institute Housing Level 4 qualification.”

Sophie Hughes, 23, graduated with a degree in International Business Management and is now based at DGHP.

Sophie said: “Wheatley offers a combination of a business mind, allowing me to use my degree, with a social heart which is exactly what inspires me to want a career in housing. There’s nothing better than the feeling you get when know you have had a positive impact on someone’s day.”

Applicants for Wheatley Group’s Ignite graduate programme must apply by 10 March 2021.

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