Get Into Housing

 Get Into Housing

Considering a career in the housing sector?

Over 5 million

More than 150,000

 55% of employees

There are many reasons why an apprenticeship is an excellent way to either start or change your career. And Housing is a great sector to work in.

Estuary Housing Association is offering two roles and unlike other apprenticeships there is no upper age limit.

TIP: Your supporting statement will be used to decide whether you are invited to the next stage so READ the Person Specification and make sure your statement addresses all the essential criteria.

Next Stages

What Should I Do Next?
  • Complete the online application
  • Upload a current CV
  • Upload your supporting statement
  • Click to submit

Button: Download and Read Person Specification

Button: Complete Application Form

Good luck!  




Apprenticeships for Estuary Residents

We are pleased to offer an apprenticeship opportunity for residents between 16 and 19 years old with our electrical servicing contractor -  Purdy logo      

Meet Jamie  

Photograph of Jamie who is a resident and our Electrical repairs partner's apprenticeJamie is an Electrician Apprentice with Purdy. He successfully applied for last year’s position and said:                     

“Really enjoying the work and my time at Purdy’s. I feel I’m progressing well and thank Estuary for the opportunity”.

Part of Jamie’s apprenticeship includes studying at Hertford Regional College.

Could you be the next Jamie?

Now is your chance to apply.

Qualifications Required
Maths, English and ICT grade C or above preferred but willing to consider lower grades.
Personal Qualities
  • Practical
  • Use own initiative
  • Problem solver/Logical
  • Proactive
  • Have physical strength
  • Can work well in a team
  • Organised
  • Able to work at height

To read more about Purdy and their apprenticeship scheme, visit their website.

Successful candidates will be offered one week work experience before starting with the company. The start date is to be confirmed with the successful candidate and college placement will start September 2018.

Progress to City & Guilds NVQ level 3 with a possible job offer at the end of the apprenticeship.

Must be able to commute to Purdy head office (Brooklyn Lodge, Mott Street, London, E4 7RW) and Hertford Regional College (Turnford, Broxbourne, Herts, EN10 6AE).                    

Apprenticeships with Southend United Football Club

Southend United Football Club logo         

Southend United Football Club

Are currently looking for apprentices aged 16-24 at level 3

Level 3 NVQ certificate in Sports Development

  • Course duration is 18 months for 30 hours per week
  • Topics include leadership; facilitating community sport and managing behaviour
  • This course includes Higher Sports Leaders Award
  • Understanding legal and ethical responsibilities           

All apprentices are paid £100 per week and are given 20 days annual leave. They will also receive a full Southend United tracksuit as well as 2 free tickets for every Southend United home League 1 fixture.

Let us know you're interested and we can help you build a CV and write a covering letter by contacting the Customer and Community Engagement Team on 0300 304 5000 or email

Find an apprenticeship

For more information about apprenticeships, take a look at the Get In Go Far government apprenticeship website.

Find more apprenticeship opportunities below by clicking on your local area and other links.

Table 1: Current Apprenticeships
Apprenticeships in Your Area Local Authority Apprenticeships
Barking & Dagenham Barking & Dagenham Job Shop can assist your search for an apprenticeship
Basildon If you want to find apprenticeships via Basildon Council then this is the page to visit.
Colchester Information about apprenticeships with Colchester Borough Council
Redbridge Visit the London Borough of Redbridge website for details of their apprenticeships
Romford You can enquire about apprenticeships in the London Borough of Havering here
Southend on Sea  
Thurrock Thurrock Council advertise their apprenticeships via a link on this page
Woodbridge, Suffolk