Runshaw passes 100 housing learner mark

Runshaw Business Centre has recruited its 100th learner onto a housing training programme, a milestone that coincides with the training providers’ second anniversary of delivering Apprenticeships in Housing Practice.

The Chorley-based organisation introduced housing qualifications in 2007 and launched Housing Apprenticeships in September 2010.

Accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Housing Apprenticeship enables employees working in the industry to develop their skills in customer service, housing management, lettings and allocation, repairs and maintenance.

Runshaw has seen growth in demand for its housing qualifications and recently recruited assessor, Jane Goldthorpe to the department who has many years’ experience in the housing sector.

The latest cohort of apprentices started this month. They are all employed by Wigan and Leigh Housing one of the organisations Runshaw Business Centre has continuously worked with over recent years. They were also the first organisation to pilot the housing apprenticeship with Runshaw Business Centre. Adrian Roscoe, Business Centre manager, added: “We are delighted that the training has been so well received by learners since we have been able to introduce both the Level 2 and 3 Housing Apprenticeship qualifications."