Traineeship Programme 2021 open for applications

The Thames Reach Traineeship Programme 2021 is now open for applications until 7th February

Traineeship Programme 2021 open for applications

The Thames Reach Traineeship Programme 2021 is now open for applications until 7th February. The programme provides a career pathway into the homelessness sector, offering participants with the opportunity to gain the skills and experience needed to work for Thames Reach and within the sector more broadly.

The programme runs for 12 months from May 2021, split between classroom training and two six month work placements at a Thames Reach project, such as a hostel or a day centre. People with a previous history of homelessness are particularly encouraged to apply — 21% of our current staff have previously experienced homelessness, and many started out on their career through the traineeship programme. People with little or no experience of the homelessness sector are also encouraged to apply. Passion, commitment and empathy towards the people using our services, along with good administration skills, are required to succeed on the progamme, which has been successfully starting people off on new careers for many years now. Last year, 90% of those who enrolled went on to secure permanent jobs in the homelessness sector.

Inna Jordan, Thames Reach’s learning and development officer, said: “Our annual traineeship programme is a great opportunity for you to join Thames Reach. If you like helping people and the community we live in, it is the right job for you.”

To find out more and to apply for the 2021 Traineeship Programme, click here.

You can also learn more by reading our interview with previous Traineeship Programme graduate Ross Lambert, who is now a manager within Thames Reach’s Rapid Response Team.

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