Apprenticeship Case Study - Joe

Case Study: Joe Owen

Where did you start?
I started at Sinfin Local Housing Officejoe

How long have you been working at Derby Homes? 
I have been working for Derby Homes for 5 months. 

Why did you apply for an apprenticeship? 
I applied for the apprenticeship as I believed the role suited me and believed it was an excellent opportunity.

What apprenticeship did you apply for? 
I applied for the housing apprenticeship. 

What has been your biggest highlight of working at Derby Homes? 
My biggest highlight for me so far has been gaining a full time job as an Income Recovery Assistant. 

What did you get out of your apprenticeship? 
I am still doing my apprenticeship; however I feel I am gaining confidence from doing the apprenticeship as well as a good knowledge of housing and Derby Homes as an organisation. Also I am gaining an NVQ Level 2 in housing.

Would you recommend the Derby Homes’ apprenticeship scheme to others? If so, why? 
Yes most definitely, as I believe it is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to develop their skills further and build a career for themselves.