Affinity Sutton Housing Association
Our company is a Housing Association supporting people within the local community to put down roots via affordable accommodation.
Our industry is good because we are able to help people to live in affordable homes, especially in London, and improve people’s chances of improving their lives and go into sustainable employment.
The negatives are that the welfare reforms and housing benefit caps have had, and will have, a serious impact on people’s lives; possibly causing greater homelessness, especially for the under 25’s.
For recruitment/selection we use a variety of methods depending on the vacancies we have. For example, for internal Apprenticeships at Affinity Sutton it’s a panel interview based on the criteria of the role.
When we are recruiting young people we look for a willingness and passion to do the particular job.
For Apprentices, we are not looking for the finished article, far from it, but making an investment into someone’s future career must be reciprocated in the young person’s attitude and drive to improve themselves.
Our key advice: To always believe that anything is possible and can always be achieved through hard work and the right attitude. And, never let any one deter you from your goals in life.