Please note that we are not currently recruiting for new apprentices. Please visit The Apprenticeships website for further information about apprenticeships.
We are one of the largest employers of apprentices in the area, with 20 apprentices currently working for us.
Over the past ten years, over 50 people have successfully completed their apprenticeship with us, and many are still working with us today. In fact, 10% of our entire workforce started their career as an apprentice!
All of our apprentices are required to achieve full qualifications during their training period, including NVQ and other relevant certificates and skills.
Our apprenticeships include workplace experience as well as training and assessments, which take place on a college day.
We currently employ apprentices in:
- Painting and decorating
Construction apprentices are involved in our:
- Investment works programme
- Responsive repairs
- Paint and repairs programme
- Community projects.
Want to find out more?
There are hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities available, which you can find on The Apprenticeships website.
Our Apprentice Experience
View our playlist or read the testimonies below to learn more about being an apprentice with Magenta Living.
I started as an ICT Apprentice with Magenta on the 10th September 2018. The team have made me feel really welcome and part of the team. During my time at Magenta Living I have experienced quite a lot. I have been involved in the Girls in Construction event where myself and two other colleagues in IT presented a PowerPoint about our IT experiences, in front of other aspiring girls who wanted to break the stereotype of male dominated roles.
The next event I was involved in was the Women in IT event in London where three members of the team were nominated for an award. Although we didn’t win it was a very eye-opening event to be a part of. I was also involved in the Northern Powerhouse Apprentice summit. This event was held in Manchester and involved hundreds of apprentices talking about their own experiences as apprentices and a number of guest speakers informed everyone how people’s perceptions of apprenticeships have changed throughout the years.
As well as all the events I have attended I have also received a lot of training that has helped me to progress during the six months I have been here and look forward to what the next 12 months brings.
HR & OD Apprentice
After starting my HR apprenticeship mid-way through October 2018, of course I was hesitant as this was a career completely new to me apart from the few months of work experience I had done over the summer. After coming back from travelling I felt stuck in a rut working a job on Cheshire Oaks and felt I needed to aim high and start a career that I would enjoy and one I have a chance to progress in.
The week before I started I came into the office to meet the HR & OD team who I would be working closely with throughout my apprenticeship. I was given a tour of the head office building and got to know some of the team. The following Monday I started and of course like in any new job I felt nervous, not knowing anybody and feeling under pressure to hit the ground running and learn as much as I possibly could. The nerves soon vanished the longer I worked there and the more things I learnt, and it was enjoyable to come in each day knowing I would be doing different things and learning whilst I’m working.
As well as working whilst carrying out my apprenticeship I go to college for half a day every week. It’s very handy as the campus I go to study is a 5-minute walk from the head office so isn’t far to walk back afterwards. At college, we go in to further detail of the various processes that I carry out and will be carrying out, which in turn helps me when I come to do these in work. Since starting college I’ve handed in 2 assignments and have some more due soon. The tutor is very helpful and gives us in-depth explanations of the things we are learning to allow it to sink in. My colleagues in the office are helpful if I have any questions regarding my college work they are happy to help and advise as a few of them completed the same course a few years back.
Overall, I’ve been here for getting on 5 months now, and still enjoy it if not more than when I first started. I’ve built some good relationships and friendships within the department and others around the head office building. I’m really grateful for the opportunity I’ve been given to work here, and plan to work hard in the future to get the best I can out of the apprenticeship and to help Magenta Living along the way.