Earlier this year, CityWest Homes launched an exciting Academy Graduate Scheme. Our aim is to help graduates to take their first step into the world of housing. So we’re delighted to welcome our first participants: Gary Allen and Nathan Laurencin.
Gary and Nathan have joined our team this week and begun their one year placement. They will gain valuable insight into the world of housing, and find out how CityWest Homes works.
We received over 60 applications from graduates across the country for the roles. Applicants were invited to submit a covering letter, describing the challenges they felt housing providers may face, and attend an assessment day.
The graduates will work across different areas of the business throughout the year. Gary, who has completed a housing degree with London South Bank University, will work in CityWest Direct south, finance and policies and projects. Nathan, who is a business management graduate from the University of Essex, and will work in CityWest Direct central, community partnerships, resident relations and CityWest Homes Residential.
Over the coming months, we’ll post updates on how the graduates are getting on. We’ll also share their experience of what it’s like to start the journey of what we hope will be a lifelong career for them both.
This scheme is now closed and will reopen in the spring of 2015.
Photograph caption: Gary Allen (pictured left) and Nathan Laurencin.