Realising your potential
We are committed to ensuring all colleagues have access to excellent learning, development and training opportunities. Enabling you to be knowledgeable and skilled, be the best that you can be every day, develop your talents and to carry out your role safely and effectively. No matter where you are in your career with us there are opportunities for you to learn and develop.
Whether you’re a graduate or interested in an apprenticeship, we’ve got a proud history of supporting people to develop excellent careers in the housing sector.
We currently have over 90 apprentices in the business, and we are looking for this to grow significantly over the next 3 years.
An apprenticeship is the perfect blend between learning and earning – it’s a real job, with a real income, and allows you to get into work but at the same time work towards a qualification that is nationally recognised and designed specifically for your chosen profession.
By learning on the job, you’ll be able to explore new possibilities and shape your career the way you want to. You will be able to develop your skills, grow in confidence and get your career off to a great start with Riverside. We offer professional development across a wide range of areas from care, housing management through to accountancy and digital roles.
Our innovative GROW (Giving Real Opportunities for Work) programme is part of our commitment to help customers gain employment and find their dream job.
Our aim is to support those with lived experience of homelessness, the criminal justice system, mental ill-health or substance misuse to find fixed term employment. Helping those in the role to improve their skills, build confidence and develop workplace skills for the future. Not only that, but our GROW colleagues are enhancing the everyday by supporting customers with their own relatable lived experience – helping those going through what they have been through. Making real connections and providing guidance and support like no one else can.
“I was motivated to apply for the GROW role by my support worker. She said it suited me perfectly. After reading about the role, it was clear it suited me perfectly for a job. One I would never have considered for myself.” Duane, GROW
“I received so much support coming into this role. My manager has encouraged me, consistently supporting me, and pushing me forward.” Isi, GROW
It’s a great route into employment, to learn new skills and take that step towards independence and making a difference. Whether this is your first time in paid employment, you’ve had a long break from work due to things that have happened in your life or you’re looking for a new challenge, the GROW programme is here for you. Providing real work experience with a great support team to help you along the way.
Take a look at the opportunities we have available today.
We are a member of the GEM programme which is a tailored scheme specifically designed to turn graduates into future housing sector leaders. With well-established links with the Chartered institute of Housing, International Housing Partnership and Government departments, The GEM Programme offers a wide range of jobs and intensive learning experiences in the housing sector across the country and even internationally!
We also offer opportunities for those already working within Riverside to develop their talents and career prospects through offering a “graduate or equivalent” route called Talent in House.
We offer work opportunities that provide responsibility, variety and challenge, right from the start. GEMs have the chance to gain a CIH level 4 qualifications, work in a role with real value, take part in our unique GEMshack workshops and shape the future of Housing!
Our volunteer roles are varied, challenging and rewarding and our volunteers really enjoy being able to make a valuable contribution and a positive impact on people’s lives.
Where you’re looking to give something back to the community or gain some skills and experience for employment opportunities, or a change of career, we have a variety of opportunities across our schemes and housing services. If you would like to find out what opportunities are available please get in touch.