Jobs and careers

Future talent


No matter where you are in your career, at Riverside there are opportunities for you to learn, grow and develop. We will help and support you in realising your potential. Whether you’re a graduate or you’re interested in an apprenticeship, we’ve got a proud history of supporting people to develop excellent careers in the housing section. Click on the box that’s relevant to you to learn more.


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.

Check out our apprenticeship case studies here:

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Our innovative GROW (Giving Real Opportunities for Work) programme is part of our commitment to help our customers gain employment and find their dream job.

GROW is an integral part of our commitment to tackle and reduce homelessness. It gives those with lived experience of homelessness the opportunity to do a 15-month paid work placement in one of our homeless hostels. Not only do participants receive on-the-job training but they can complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship.

GROW provides valuable work experience that builds skills and confidence, as well as recruiting new people with valuable lived experiences to Riverside.


Riverside is 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!