Our Apprenticeships

At Watford Community Housing, we have a vibrant apprentice and work experience programme. 


How does an apprenticeship at Watford Community Housing work?

As an apprentice you will earn a salary (paid at National Living Wage level) while working alongside and learning from experienced colleagues to gain job-specific skills. In addition, you will attend college to work towards a nationally recognised professional qualification in your chosen career path.

By choosing an apprenticeship instead of going to university, you can get a qualification while also gaining valuable work experience that will appeal to prospective employers – and without racking up student debt.

We have apprentices working in various departments across the organisation, including office-based roles and apprentice tradespeople working with our repairs team. 


To become an apprentice with us you must - 

  • Be eligible to work in the UK.
  • Be over 16 years.
  • NOT have a degree or level 4 qualification
  • Be available to undertake an apprenticeship programme for at least 2 years.
  • Have a good standard of written and spoken English
  • Have a minimum of GCSE Grade C or higher (or equivalent) in both Maths and English  

Note: The educational requirements above are for the Level 2 apprenticeship. We may have some places for Level 3 apprenticeships. These call for at least five GCSEs including Maths and English at grades A*- C.


A career in housing is more than building homes – you have the chance to make a positive change in the lives of people and communities by giving them a decent home and environment. Start your journey with us like the apprentices below in the fast-moving world of housing today!


Find out about our current vacancies here.