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Work Placements and Apprenticeships

As a significant local employer and  social housing provider we recognise the importance of offering training and employment opportunties, particularly for young and long term unemployed people.  This ranges from offering Modern Apprenticeships to school placements, internships and work placements. Over the last year we have provided placements through Heriot Watt University, High Schools throughout the Borders, Get Ready for Work, Apex Scotland, Borders Workingrite and Workchoice.  We will continue to develop opportunties further in the future.  If you require further information please contact our HR Team on 01750 724444.

Modern Apprenticeship Scheme

Over the past 5 years SBHA has provided 19 Modern apprenticeships, mainly in our Maintenance Division.  A Modern Apprenticeship combines practical work with structured training, to give you a national recognised qualification and the experience you need to get the job you really want. Modern Apprenticeships are a rare and valuable opportunity in the Borders so in you have the skills and values we hold watch our for opportunties as they arise.   

Depending on the level of apprenticeship undertaken, apprentices who successfully complete their apprenticeship will gain a NVQ level 2 or level 3 in their chosen area of interest, plus additional qualifications which vary from subject to subject.

For further information, contact Karen Gilchrist on 01750 724444.