Learning and Development

As an organisation, Platform are committed to life-long learning and recognise the benefits it can have not just for employees, but also to help the Group meet its exciting short and long term objectives. 

We are always learning, even from our mistakes, and so we are always looking for enthusiastic people who have a willingness to learn and share their existing knowledge, as well as a passion for providing great service to customers.

Apprenticeships and Training

We think that Apprenticeships are great – we truly believe in their power to inspire and launch amazing careers.  That’s why we invest so much time and effort in everything we do around Apprenticeships.  From ‘Try a Trade Days’ to work experience to all of the work we do with schools, it’s all about giving people the opportunity to #BringYourBest

You will see from our Apprenticeship Strategy ([pdf] 14MB) that we are all about growth and ambition in this area and as we continue to add to our programmes and expand our business, we're confident we've got a lot of areas covered, whatever your interests and whatever your background.  The World of Housing probably offers more opportunities that you think!  Just take a look at the types of things our Apprentices get to do.

Here at Platform HG, all our colleagues share a set of values and that’s what we look for in the people that join us.  Check out our values and see if they are a match for you – we hope they are!  An Apprenticeship with us gives you the opportunity to study for a recognised qualification, the chance to be a part of a growing and evolving organisation, along with a wealth of very practical and useful experience.  All we can ask in return is that you #BringYourBest.

We are all set up to give our apprentices the skills, behaviours, experience and confidence to understand their individual purpose and to go out and make our communities a better place.  If that sounds like something you want to be a part of, then a Platform Apprenticeship could well be the route for you.  Please check out some of the things we get involved in and if you want to find out more, please contact Apprentices.Quals@platformhg.com.

Man putting up tilesWe offer apprenticeships in many areas including:

  • Housing
  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Carpentry
  • Roofing
  • Caretaking and Concierge
  • Administration
  • Customer Service
  • Facilities Management



People with notebooks We offer higher level apprenticeships in the following areas:

  • HR
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Development
  • Maintenance/Surveying
  • Sales and Marketing





Work Experience

A person holding a hard hat. Platform Housing Group owns and manages 44,067 homes across the Midlands, with a portfolio that includes social and affordable rent and shared ownership houses. We are commitment to making a real and positive difference to the lives of local customers and the communities they live in.

Working with us is more than just a job. We value the contribution that our colleagues make to our business and offer lots of opportunities to get involved – one of which is mentoring our work experience students to ensure they receive a beneficial and worthwhile learning placement whilst with us. People working together at a desk.

We aim to attract, develop and retain the best people and do this by investing in professional qualifications, training and apprenticeships. A work experience placement at Platform Housing Group is your opportunity to show us what you have to offer and could be the first step on your career path with us

If you think you have drive, enthusiasm, commitment and interest in the housing sector then we would welcome your application.

Platform Housing Group are committed to building a healthy, vibrant and inclusive organisation that treats people with respect and create opportunities for all.

If you're interested in work experience with us please fill in the application form in our Work Experience Application Pack ([zip] 477KB) and email it with a CV to apprenticeship.quals@platformhg.com.