A picture of Joe's story

Joe Perry – Graduate Case Study

Wanting to work for a large organisation not driven solely by profit was the chief motivation behind Joe applying for Sanctuary’s Graduate Development Programme.

After successfully securing a place, he went on to complete placements within the Development, Housing, Asset Management and Commercial teams.

Joe now works as a Commercial Analyst which involves assessing new business opportunities, including individual care home development projects, joint venture housing developments and larger commercial acquisitions.

“The experience I have gained since starting on the Sanctuary Graduate Development Programme has taught me much about how I work best in a large organisation and about the kind of role I want to pursue in future,” said Joe, who studied Philosophy and Politics at the University of Manchester.

“The scheme has been exactly what I wanted it to be and the roles I have undertaken have given me extensive experience of project management, customer service, data analysis and business planning.”

As well as his placements on the programme, Joe had the opportunity to study for the CIMA (Chartered Institute of Management Accountants) Certificate in Business Accounting and plans to become a Chartered Management Accountant.

Joe, who also has a Masters in Political Theory from the University of Sheffield, said: “I would definitely recommend the Sanctuary Development Programme as an opportunity for graduates to further their understanding and knowledge of the kind of career they would like to pursue.

“I thoroughly enjoy my work and I do not believe that I would be in the same place if it were not for my experiences on the Graduate Development Programme.”