Imagine contributing to the success of a multi-million pound organisation, making decisions that have a positive impact on communities throughout the UK and developing to become a leader of the future.

Completing up to four rotational placements, you will develop your commercial skills while making an active contribution to the development of our organisation. Placements will be in any one of our core business areas – Affordable Housing, Sanctuary Care, Commercial, Development, or Central Services. Each placement will see you undertaking work that will have a measurable impact on the business. 

What’s more, we have a small annual intake of graduates, meaning we tailor the programme to the strengths and aspirations of each individual. We’ll provide you with personalised training and development and equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a leader within Sanctuary.

Who we look for

We’re an ambitious organisation and we want our graduates to share those ambitions.

Graduating in any degree subject, you will be in your final year of study, or have finished your studies within the past three years, and will need a 2:1 degree as a minimum.

Your personal skills will be just as important. Determined and focused, you will be a natural at building relationships and inspiring others. You’ll also need adaptability, ideas and initiative, strong problem-solving skills and confidence in your own ability. Above all, you’ll have the commercial aptitude and desire to take us forward.

Sanctuary Graduate scheme

Two graduates within our Worcester office

Two of our current graduates during a meeting

What's in it for you?

Rewards and benefits

We offer a competitive salary, a generous relocation package, stakeholder pension and a range of other benefits including 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays.

Training and development

Your training and development will be a priority at Sanctuary Group. You’ll have a comprehensive induction, where you will be introduced to a number of senior leaders throughout the business and visit a range of our operations across the UK. Throughout your time on the programme we’ll make sure you have the right balance of on-the-job training, more formal learning and professional development. We regularly sponsor graduates through professional qualifications in a number of disciplines.

After the programme

From Corporate Services to Development, Supported Living to Housing, our former graduates work across all areas of the business. Your future is in your hands. We’ll be expecting you to have the ambition and focus to progress within Sanctuary Group and have a significant impact on our operations. But don’t worry, you won’t be on your own, your development doesn’t stop when you complete the programme. We will continue to nurture your potential and help you to realise your career aspirations.

Application process

Applications for our Graduate Development Programme are currently closed. Applications for our September 2018 intake will be opening in October 2017. Graduate opportunities with Sanctuary will be advertised on our Careers website.

Frequently asked questions

Applications are open from October and will close in February. Early applications are welcomed, however we will be completing the shortlisting process after applications have closed. First stage interviews and psychometric testing begin in January, with the final assessment centre taking place in April. Successful candidates will hear back from us shortly after attending the assessment centre. 

Our central services office is in Worcester, and this is where you will be based too. However, some placements may take place in one of our regional offices, which are located throughout England and Scotland. All placements are agreed ahead of time with our graduates and continued support is offered wherever they are based.

Our graduates start in September each year.

The programme lasts for two years. You'll have an induction programme, followed by up to four rotational placements. The programme is structured to ensure you have enough time to deliver results in each placement.

The Graduate Development Programme is a two year fixed term contract. To date, everyone completing the programme has secured a full time role with Sanctuary Group. Our graduates have gone on to work in a number of different roles throughout the business and across the UK.

Graduate stories

We're committed to helping everyone who works here achieve their own individual ambitions.

See what our past graduates have achieved by reading their stories.