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Apprenticeships at A2Dominion

This week marks National Apprenticeship Week in the UK, which is a great opportunity to highlight our successful apprenticeship programme and to hear some from some of our recent apprentices.
Clay George
Clay started his apprenticeship with Residential Services in spring 2018 and spent his first year working across three different areas of the department.
In conjunction with BPP Professional Apprenticeships, the A2Dominion apprenticeship programme has provided opportunities for learning and development across the organisation and has given our apprentices a great route into employment.

Since 2012, A2Dominion has successfully recruited 24 exceptional apprentices in various areas of the business including Housing Services, Facilities, Strategic Procurement and Residential Services.

As well as developing their skillset and gaining invaluable experience necessary to kick-start their career, the programme allows the apprentices to study for a qualification while earning a salary.

Want to be the next A2Dominion apprentice?

To apply for an apprenticeship with us you must be aged 16 or over, show that you can complete the two-years of the apprenticeship and there may be minimum levels of qualifications required. Our current starting salary is £14,950, which increases to £15,450 upon successful completion of your probation.

As an apprentice with A2Dominion, you will be supported with a mentor and join a supportive and growing community of other apprentices across the business through networking days.

The next apprenticeship programme applications round will open in March 2019.

For more information please contact 0800 432 0077 or email community.investment@a2dominion.co.uk.

Recent apprentices

We caught up with our recent apprentices to ask them about their journey so far.

Kyra WilliamsKyra

Kyra joined our apprenticeship programme in 2016 and spent two years with the Communications department. Upon completing her apprenticeship, she successfully applied for the role of Housing Assistant at A2Dominion and has been part of the Housing Services team since October 2018.

“I didn’t want to go to university so an apprenticeship was the perfect opportunity for me to learn practical skills as well as improving my confidence. I am more organised, have developed my communication skills and now have a much clearer vision of what I want to do with my career.

“The transferrable skills I developed during my time in the Communications team were invaluable and helped me to understand the business and its core values. I knew from early on that A2Dominion were a company that I wanted to continue to work for and commit to.

“The support I received from my mentor, the teams I worked with and the organisation as a whole made me feel really valued. A2Dominion invests more than just money in the apprenticeship programme, they also invest time and genuine passion for the apprentices and how our careers progress.”



Samirah UddinSamirah

Samirah completed the programme in 2018 after studying her apprenticeship within the Housing Services team. Since September 2018, she has been enjoying her full time role of Performance Officer at A2Dominion.

“I absolutely loved my apprenticeship as it exposed me to so many different areas of the business. I had placements within the Income team, the Neighbourhood team and the Estates Services team and got a real feel for how the organisation operates.

“I worked with contractors, tenants and senior managers and was trusted with a lot of responsibilities early on which was great for my confidence. The support and guidance I received from all my colleagues was invaluable and I felt very lucky to be part of such a great organisation.

“I’d definitely recommend choosing an apprenticeship as a way to get on the career ladder. I have learned so many skills at A2Dominion that have helped me develop both professionally and personally and as a result, I now have a full time job and can honestly say that I love coming into work every day!”



Teigan RilleyTeigan

Teigan began her apprenticeship with the Facilities team at our Ealing office in April 2018 and is currently completing her first year of the programme.

“I was originally at college studying IT but felt that it wasn’t the right style of learning for me. When I heard about the apprenticeship at A2Dominion, it seemed the perfect opportunity to train on the job whilst still being able to gain a qualification and earn a salary.

“As a Facilities Assistant apprentice, I’ve worked on making the log book process digital which is a project I’m really proud of. My day-to-day duties include assisting customers whilst on reception at the Ealing office as well as monitoring the help desk and organising deliveries.

“At the end of the first year, I’ll have also achieved my Level 3 in Business Administration which I’ve really enjoyed studying. It has helped me to understand who A2Dominion’s key stakeholders are as well as the company’s values and how a large organisation operates successfully.”



Aishah AhmedAishah

Aishah joined the apprenticeship programme in April 2018 as a Procurement Assistant within the Strategic Procurement team.

“One of the great benefits of the apprenticeship programme at A2Dominion is being able to work with so many different people and learn from their career experience. At such a young age, it’s fantastic exposure to a real work environment and something that I wouldn’t have experienced at college.



“My role in the Procurement team sees me working with contractors and suppliers and making sure we exercise due-diligence. It’s a very hands-on learning experience and a role that I’m supported in throughout by my incredible team.

“I also find the housing industry really interesting and am motivated by the fact I work for an organisation that helps its customers and tries to make a difference in their lives.”



Clay GeorgeClay

Clay started his apprenticeship with Residential Services in spring 2018 and spent his first year working across three different areas of the department.

“As part of my apprenticeship programme, I’ve worked in private rent-lettings, general needs and resales. Spending four months with each department has given me a very good insight in to the company and has helped me realise which direction I’d like my career to take.

“At first it can feel like a big step-up when you start working in an office environment and have the responsibilities of a full time job, but I soon settled in quickly and have some really good colleagues who are always there to help.

“I chose an apprenticeship over university as I didn’t want to have lots of debt and the structure of the apprentice programme at A2Dominion really appealed to me. Earning a wage is a great feeling and it’s nice to see the hard work you put in being rewarded.”