Employability - Wheatley Works

We’re helping people find jobs, careers, and training.

Wheatley Works -  supporting employment, training, and learning opportunities:

Wheatley Works helps people find jobs, careers, and training. Since its launch in 2018, we have supported more than 3000 people in this way.

Here you can read more about some of the projects Wheatley Works supports to help people who live in our communities. Other training and employment opportunities are secured through working with local delivery partners.

To find out how you could take part in one of our programmes, please email wheatley.works@wheatley-group.com

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Modern Apprenticeships

Our Modern Apprenticeships give school-leavers the chance to take the first steps in a rewarding career.

Apprentices work within Wheatley Group or one of our partner organisations and study for an SVQ qualification in a range of areas. Apprenticeships last for two years.

Apprenticeships are available for people aged 16–19. Applicants do not need any formal qualifications to apply.

Learn more about our Modern Apprenticeships or for more information, email ma@wheatley-group.com

Please check back regularly for updates or further opportunities to apply.

Changing Lives Programme

The Changing Lives programme offers an environmental-based placement with one of our subsidiaries for any of our customers who have barriers to employment.

Our environmental teams play a key role in Wheatley communities cleaning closes, cutting grass and hedges, and maintaining common areas.

The Foundation has supported over 330 training places through the Changing Lives programme for people who need extra support to get into work.

The programme includes a one-year placement with training including first aid and a Chartered Institute of Housing level 2 qualification.

For more information, email wheatley.works@wheatley-group.com

Changing Lives - in their own words

Suayip, 55, from Edinburgh, is now working full-time with Wheatley Homes East after a year on the programme.

He said: “Changing Lives was a really good opportunity for me. I work with a really good team who all try to do their best for people. We cut grass, clean stairs, pick up litter in communities in Edinburgh and Fife. I work normal hours, Monday to Friday, and I have time for myself, time for a normal life. Changing Lives made a big difference to me. I’m very happy in my job.”

Community Benefits

Community Benefits requirements are a key part of our contractor and supplier contracts.  They enable our contractors and suppliers to have a positive impact in local areas by creating jobs, training, and other opportunities.

Opportunities range from placements, training, and employment to community activity, events, donations, and work with schools.

Read our Community benefits privacy notice.

Environmental Roots

A four-week pre-employability training programme for customers wanting to progress into an Environmental Apprenticeship or Changing Lives placement.

City Building Apprenticeships

Trade Apprenticeships working within City Building.

Way Ahead

A Glasgow City Council Economic Support Fund employability contract being delivered by the Foundation.

This project supports people aged over 29 living in Glasgow, who have complex barriers to work, such as experience of addictions, homelessness or previous convictions.

Way Ahead will help participants access training, education, volunteering, work experience and employment.

No-One Left Behind

An employability service running in Southwest and Southeast Edinburgh for young people at risk of being disengaged.

Dedicated staff work with young people to agree a bespoke package of activity, encouraging and supporting them to take the next steps towards a positive destination.

The Wheatley Pledge

This long-running initiative supports partners and organisations to create jobs and training opportunities for people living in Wheatley communities, by contributing to wages for a period of time.