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23Jun
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Find the right career path for you – we're recruiting 10 new apprentices

We're delighted to announce that we have 10 exciting apprenticeship vacancies available to start in September 2017.

Working in partnership with Sunderland College and New College Durham, we're looking to recruit apprentices for a number of positions across the business, which include the areas of Housing, Finance, Construction, Customer Service, Sales and Marketing and Business Administration. 

Creating new career and learning opportunities has always been a priority for Gentoo and is an important part of our workforce planning. To date, we've created more than 240 apprenticeships since 2001, and this year's intake of apprentices will gain on-the-job experience, increasing their employability and career opportunities.  

We have apprenticeships available in the following areas and job descriptions for all the available roles can be found below. 

Housing Apprentice
Completing a Chartered Institute of Housing qualification at New College Durham,  this apprenticeship will support the delivery of an excellent housing management service for our customers. This will include the allocation of properties and supporting our customers to successfully manage all aspects of their tenancy agreement with us.

Money Matters Apprentice – Housing Management
Completing a Chartered Institute of Housing qualification at New College Durham,  this apprenticeship will support the delivery of financial advise and guidance to our customers.

Customer Service Apprentice – Housing Management (3 posts)
Completing a Customer Service Qualification with Sunderland College, this apprenticeship will provide front line services for our customers in our area offices. This will include reception duties and helping customers with a wide range of queries.

Construction Site Management Apprentice
Completing a Construction Professional and Technical apprenticeship framework with Sunderland College, this apprenticeship will be working in our development business Gentoo Homes.  This will include learning all aspects of new build construction on one of our sites in the North East.

Sales and Marketing Apprentice – Gentoo Homes
Completing a Level 3 Apprenticeship in the Sale of Residential Property, this apprenticeship will work with our sales and marketing team providing new houses through our development business Gentoo Homes.

Finance Assistant Apprentice
Completing the Association of Accounting Technicians qualification (AAT) up to Level 3 with Sunderland College.  This apprenticeship will involve assisting with the day to day financial activities that support the business including payment of invoices, processing transactions and assisting with monthly accounts.

Payroll Apprentice
Completing a Business and Administration Apprenticeship with Sunderland College, this apprenticeship will assist in the timely calculation and processing of the Gentoo monthly payroll for over 1,200 people.

Business Administration Apprentice – Income team
Completing a Business and Administration Apprenticeship with Sunderland College, this apprenticeship will support our front line income team helping customers with a range of financial queries including payments, insurance, former tenant arrears and direct debits.

Assessment centres will run from Monday 31 July 2017 and interviews will take place the week commencing Monday 7 August 2017.

Successful applicants will start on Monday 11 September 2017.

Applications will open on Monday 26 June. To apply please visit www.gentoopeople.com  (closing date Friday 14 July 2017).