Could you be part of our future?

Are you 16 or over and interested a learning a trade? We have a range of Trade Apprenticeships available now across Coventry.

If you are looking for a career that makes a difference to people’s lives we may have the opportunity for you. Gain valuable skills and training while earning over £13,000 per year. This is a great opportunity for you to join one of the UK’s most trusted social housing providers.

We’re passionate about working with young people in our communities to give them opportunities to get into work.

Below are the Trade Apprenticeships you can apply for now:

A Plumbing and Domestic Heating Apprenticeship will be going live soon. Please register your interest in these vacancies below.

How to apply and what happens next

  • To apply for one of our vacancies follow the link to the apprenticeship role you are interested in
  • This will take you to the relevant government apprenticeship page
  • Apply through the apply tab on this page

What happens next:

  • If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre and interview
  • The Assessment Centre involves a series of activities – individual, in pairs, or in groups – where you will be observed
  • The Assessment Centres give you the opportunity to find out more about working at Citizen and the Apprenticeship roles
  • If you pass the Assessment Centre stage we will  invite you to an interview

Our recruitment process for apprentices normally takes place between April-May and December-January, although there may be opportunities that come up outside of these timeframes, so it’s worth checking our jobs section regularly.

Benefits of an apprenticeship

An apprenticeship is a great way to build your career and combines practical learning with study.  Not only will you study for a formal qualification through your apprenticeship, you will also get to do a real job from day one, learning your role within the team through hands on experience, one to one support and Citizen training.


Benefits include:

  • Real experience working alongside experienced staff
  • Practical skills
  • A starting wage of around £13,000 a year plus benefits
  • Study towards a recognised qualification (usually one day a week)
  • Annual leave of at least 25 days per year
  • Access to employee assistance programmes
  • Free health plan, discounts on medical treatments, gym memberships, cinema tickets and restaurants
  • Specific training
  • Dedicated buddy who has been through an apprenticeship scheme themselves, alongside line manager support
  • Family friendly policies

Find out more about the apprenticeships we have available on our vacancies page.

Register your interest

Register your interest to find out about our apprenticeship vacancies as they are advertised.



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Kickstart Scheme

We’re supporting young people into employment through the government’s Kickstart Scheme.  The Kickstart Scheme provides funding to employers to create jobs for 16 to 24-year-olds on Universal Credit who are at risk of long-term unemployment.


The scheme has been created to support these young people in finding employment. They are given work placement opportunities so they can gain work experience, learn new skills, and improve their long-term employment prospects.


Joseph Layfield was our first recruit through the scheme. Joseph started his role with us in December 2021 within the Estate Maintenance Team and has recently been offered a permanent position as an Estate Maintenance Operative.