Jobs and training
Did you know Wheatley helps create job and training opportunities?
Find out more about how our Wheatley Works employment and training programmes in 2018/2019 supported people back into work and helped young people get on the career ladder. Did you know...
Wheatley Works created 788 jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities in 2018/19?
The Wheatley Works programme created 788 jobs, apprenticeships and training opportunities in 2018/19 - with 68% going to people in our communities.
We created 162 new jobs?
Our Wheatley Works programme created 162 new jobs in 2018/19 - with 100 of the jobs going to people living in our communities.
Our training courses helped 441 people?
441 people were helped to get on a training programme thanks to Wheatley Works in 2018/19 - with 317 of our customers benefiting from the schemes.
185 people joined our apprentice schemes?
Of the 185 apprenticeships created by our Wheatley Works programme, 65% went to people living in Wheatley Group neighbourhoods.
We took on 85 Modern Apprentices?
91% of the 85 Modern Apprentices taken on by Wheatley in 2018/19 are from Wheatley Group communities across Scotland.
The Wheatley Foundation's Environmental Roots course helped 112 people?
The Wheatley Foundation's Environmental Roots preparation course helped 112 customers get ready for further training or an apprenticeship in 2018/19.
53 people found work thanks to our Changing Lives programme?
The Changing Lives programme is part of our Wheatley Works scheme to create more job and training opportunities. In 2018/19, 53 people were helped by the programme with 17 going on to get jobs.
Our bursaries helped 50 tenants go to college and uni?
Wheatley Group bursaries are worth up to £1500 a year to help people from our communities reach their full potential.
Our education bursaries are worth up to £1500 a year?
50 people from Wheatley Group communities received a bursary to go to college or university in 2018/19. Bursaries are available for people who want to study for an HNC, HND, Undergraduate Degree or Postgraduate course.
The companies who work with us donated £150,000 to community projects?
‘Community benefit’ clauses in all our new-build and investment contracts require contractors to create opportunities for people from our communities. In 2018/19, our contractors donated £150,000 to community initiatives.
The companies who work with us created 113 work experience placements?
‘Community benefit’ clauses in all our new-build and investment contracts require contractors to create opportunities for people from our communities. Our contractors created 113 work experience placements in 2018/19.