Reallies have sponsored the Best Apprenticeship Scheme award at this years 24Housing Awards taking place at Ricoh Arena, Coventry on 18 October.
The awards are an evening of celebration, reflection and recognition of the UK housing sector and its professionals whose job it is to provide a vital resource to some of the most vulnerable people in the country.
Reallies supports hundreds of apprentices on their path to fulfilling careers as Social Value is at the heart of all of Reallies’ procurement frameworks. By building social value in to every contract, we ensure consistent, measurable and meaningful social value outcomes, linked directly to sustainable employment.
In each region where Reallies frameworks are used, we engage with ‘local employment groups’ (LEGs) to achieve social value objectives, and assist them by providing capacity building support and professional training and development to enhance and improve their services. We also provide employment-with-training opportunities directly to the LEGs, generated via the social value clauses in Reallies procurement frameworks.
There has never been a more exciting or challenging time to work in housing. Reductions in government grant and changes to the benefits system have forced housing providers of all shapes and sizes to think creatively about the type of organisations they want to be now and in the future.
Shortlisted for the Best Apprenticeship Award are:
- Berkeley REACH
- Home Group
- Rykneld Homes
- WM Housing Group
They are all fantastic examples of apprenticeship schemes in our sector and we wish them all the best of luck on the day.