A picture of Jobs and training

Creating employment opportunities is a key priority for Sanctuary but we recognise we have a finite number of positions, which is why we work in partnership with other organisations to create new jobs and training opportunities.

Our £750 million national development programme, which ran from 2011 to 2015, saw the delivery of over 5,000 new homes. It not only provided a much needed boost to many local economies, it also helped sustain local employment. This is why we include terms and conditions around recruitment of local labour and suppliers and supporting apprenticeships on our numerous construction sites.

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Slater Street Development, Stoke-on-Trent

Fifteen apprentices worked on this extra care scheme development (known as Baskeyfield House) and 28 family homes. They brought with them and developed skills in plumbing, joinery, plastering, electrical, bricklaying and scaffolding.

Slater Street Development.

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Sanctuary Apprentice at Sanctuary Grove.

Sanctuary Grove, Worcester

In addition to the creation of new jobs and apprenticeships, over 100 work experience placements were offered to youngsters from colleges across the West Midlands. They spent time learning a range of skills including carpentry and plastering.

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Women into Construction

Several of our contractors have worked with Women into Construction, to support women through work placements. At Fulbourne Road, five candidates were offered full-time contracts.

Chantelle Wrightson undertook a carpentry and joinery apprenticeship at our Jazz Court extra care development and was chosen as the face to launch Sanctuary’s National Apprenticeship Week campaign in 2014.

Apprentice Chantelle Wrightson.