Looking for a new challenge? Want to earn while you learn? Our Bright Futures Programme could be for you.

If you’re looking to work for an exciting and innovative company and be part of the future of providing homes for people in need, our new management training programme will give you the skills, confidence and qualifications to be part of our talented team.

The Bright Futures Programme offers hands on experience, a degree, a salary and a permanent job with us once you have finished.


18 years and above

GCSE grades A*-C / 9-4 in English and Maths are desirable

Individual managers will set the selection criteria for their Apprenticeships

Most candidates will have A levels (or equivalent) or existing relevant Level 3 qualifications, and English, Maths and ICT at Level 2

Other relevant or prior experience may also be considered as an alternative

Able to drive or commitment to drive within the first year of employment, at own cost


4 years, studying Level 4 Higher apprenticeship in Housing: Senior Officer with progression route to Chartered Management Degree. 

Work based learning at Flagship Group and Academic study with the Dutton Fisher to start in September 2020.

What’s in it for you

Practical experience in a variety of areas across the business such as property management, customer services, planning and asset management

A permanent job with Flagship Group on course completion

Starting salary £10,000 per annum, incremental salary scale with increases upon each successful completion each semester increasing to £22,000 on course completion

25 days annual leave with opportunity to buy and sell annual leave (up to 5 days)

Eligibility for our pension scheme

The programme is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Housing – a recognised and valuable seal of approval

More detail

The Programme brings together the next generation of housing employees with leaders and mentors from the industry. You will work across multiple services areas such as asset management, development, housing, legal and human resources, with placement in your first area from day one.

You will split your time between the workplace and study with the training provider, both of which will commence in September 2020. Most of your study will be online with some face to face sessions provided throughout your course.

Alongside a dedicated apprenticeship manager you will have a dedicated Flagship mentor who will review your progress, agree objectives and provide general support. 

You will have the opportunity to work across Suffolk and Norfolk in several office locations.

A permanent job with Flagship Group is guaranteed when you finish.

Three opportunities are available.

Proof it can work

Third Year Degree Apprentices Matthew Levesley and Ellie Colk have recently been recognised as Finalists in the Norfolk Apprentice of the Year 2019 awards.

Second Year Degree Apprentices Phoebe Allen-Smith and Morgan Lingley have said "this is a great opportunity, enabling a balance between work and study, with the obvious financial benefit of gaining a degree through our employer. The placements that we have been on so far have been very interesting and we are looking forward the rest of our course!"

First Year Degree Apprentices are Jasmine King, Alice Ames and Tia Putt.

When asked what bought about the drive for this scheme, Senior Directors at Flagship Group said:

“There is a real shortage of housing specific degrees for people and we want to use this as an opportunity to highlight housing as a great sector to work in, and Flagship as a great company to work for.”

“As someone who has completed a training management programme, I know how key this course will be in providing an opportunity for our business to grow our own talent as we will have young people who are professionally qualified with the skills specific to our needs.”

Head of Governance and Compliance at Flagship Group, Andrea Rutterford, has also completed a management training programme at the start of her career in housing and said:

“It was a really useful way of learning with the practical and academic areas of the course complimenting each other.”

“I wouldn’t have been able to move around into different departments and undertake a variety of roles if I didn’t have the breadth of knowledge I’ve gained, so it’s provided me with greater job opportunities.”

“It’s equipped me with the skills and wider knowledge for me to do my job effectively, and some of the fundamental things I learnt I still use today. I’ve stayed within the housing sector for 25 years, so that’s a real testament to how useful it was.”

How to apply

The closing date for our 2020 applications was Friday 14th August. 

Please register your interest for 2021 applications through our 'Expression of Interest Form' and other apprenticeship opportunities. 

For any other questions or queries, please contact: apprenticeships@flagship-group.co.uk