I’ve always had an interest in social housing and wanted to gain some experience working within a housing association. I thought by including a one-year work placement within my academic course it would not only provide me with the skills and knowledge to help me with the rest of my academic studies, but would also enhance my chances of future employment.
I contacted Realise your Potential, Cadwyn’s volunteering, training and employment scheme, and they helped to arrange my work placement within the Investment team.
Throughout the year, I have had opportunities to be involved in work-based projects in a broad range of areas. Shadowing the Investment team has allowed me to see all the theory that I have learnt at university being put into practice. The Investment team has treated me well, providing me with plenty of opportunities and knowledge of the industry that will be useful in the future. I have experienced all areas of the development process – from the acquisition stage all the way to handover.
I have achieved a lot during the year and have met such nice and helpful people, not only at Cadwyn but also at Cadwyn’s contractors and consultants. I am so grateful that Realise your Potential and the Investment team have given me the opportunity to work in an organisation providing much needed homes. Thank you Cadwyn for having me for the year!
Georgia is on a work placement with Cadwyn