Apprentices take up permanent residence at Riverside Home Ownership

Two apprentices have secured full time employment with Riverside Home Ownership (RHO), shortly after completing their placements on the Riverside apprenticeship programme.

David Briscombe and Shaun Minton first joined us in January 2016 to develop a wide range of skills in the specialist leasehold and home ownership division. After a year of practical work and study, they achieved their GNVQ Level 2 in Business Administration.

RHO Apprentices David and Shaun

A number of roles became available at RHO, and both were successful in gaining permanent positions as part of the recruitment.

David, 28, from Dovecot, said: “Riverside is genuinely the best place I have worked in. We have such a good group of people here and that has helped me fit in with ease.”

David’s appointment as New Sales Administrator will see him putting his knowledge and experience into assisting our new customers through the process of buying a shared ownership home.

As Tenanted Sales Administrator, 22-year-old Shaun from Netherton will help Riverside tenants buy their home through one of several home ownership schemes, building on his work as part of the Voluntary Right to Buy pilot.

“I was thrilled when the chance came up to join the team permanently. Doing an apprenticeship really can open up new career opportunities,” says Shaun.

Riverside has helped dozens of young people to learn new skills within a workplace environment, investing in their futures, and benefitting our organisation.

Carol Lavender, Divisional Director of Riverside Home Ownership said: “I’m delighted that Shaun and David want to stay and grow even further with us. They are both great additions to the team and a real credit to the apprenticeship programme.”