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    This year, three apprentices, who trained with West Kent, recently joined us as full-time employees.

    Lewis started with us as a Data Analyst Apprentice in 2017 and this year he became a Junior Developer in the IT team.

    Aidan Humble began his apprenticeship in September 2017 and completed his level two and three plumbing and heating qualifications, he now has a full-time job as a plumber.

    Sarah-Louise Palmer is our newest apprentice, she started in 2018 on a level two plumbing and heating qualification. She finished her course early and started her permanent job with us while studying for her level three qualification. Sarah won Apprentice of the Year within the Plumbing Sector at her college. In September, she also received a commendation from Kent Housing Group in the Excellent Young Professional of the Year award.

    Pauline Smith manages our apprenticeship programme, she says:

    “Apprenticeships offer an opportunity to combine a qualification with work place experience. We are delighted that we were able to offer these outstanding individuals an opportunity to learn, develop and progress into a permanent job with us.”

    As a social housing provider, we can offer apprenticeships in various roles. We have previously offered apprenticeships in:

    • Youth work
    • Business administration
    • Plumbing
    • IT
    • Marketing
    • Housing management
    • Customer services

    Keep an eye on our website for opportunities to work as an apprentice with West Kent. 

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