Looking for a new challenge? Want to earn while you learn? Our Bright Future 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

GCSEs grade C or above in Maths and English

A Levels to be equivalent to 104 UCAS points as a minimum requirement to undertake a degree at university (104 points equivalent to 1 B and 2 Cs or above)

Customer focused attitude and behaviour

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


4 years:

Year 1 – Certificate in Higher Education

Years 2, 3 and 4 – Bsc (Hons) Degree in Housing Management and Practice

Work based learning at Flagship Group and Academic study with the University of Salford to start in September 2019

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

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 Bright Futures Programme is a four year ‘earn while you learn’ course for 18 year olds and above who will enrol on a Certificate of Higher Education (one year) leading onto a degree (3 years). A permanent job with Flagship Group is guaranteed when you finish.

The Programme brings together the next generation of housing employees with leaders and mentors from the industry. Three positions will be available where you will work across all services areas such as asset management, development, housing and research from day one.

You will split your time between the workplace and university study, both of which will commence in September 2019. Most of the university study will be online with some attendance at university.

You will have a dedicated Flagship mentor who will review your progress, agree objectives and provide general support.

Proof it can work

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

First Year Degree Apprentices Phoebe Allen 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!"

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

To apply for this role, please submit a CV and Cover Letter detailing why you are applying for the position, and what skills  you hold which will benefit you in this role. The cover letter should be no longer than one side of A4.

As well as this please include answers the following questions as either a 500 word statement OR a 3 minute video clip OR a 3 minute voice clip:

  • What do you know about Flagship Group?
  • Why are you interested in a career in housing?
  • What makes you stand out as a candidate?

Please email the application documents to recruitment@flagship-group.co.uk and send any video or voice clips to the Flagship Group Instagram (@_flagshipgroup) via direct message.