To help combat unemployment rates in the area, Mayflower Housing is offering people in Boston and the surrounding borough the opportunity to ‘learn while you work’.
The housing provider was overwhelmed as around 60 people took part in a recent employment open day.
Mayflower will select six individuals for a place on a two-year, full-time, paid training programme beginning in September, and applications are coming in thick and fast.
Those selected for the programme will be supported by a mentor, while developing transferable skills and knowledge essential for working within the social housing environment.
After the course, and depending on the individual’s capabilities and interests, they could be offered a role in any part of the business, from working in ICT and finance, right through to customer services and property surveying.
Director of corporate services Bridget Lloyd said: “We’ve never done anything like this before and could not be happier that it was such a success.
“Our team got to meet with some very bright individuals that we certainly believe could fit in with our organisation’s culture.
“The tough part is going to be selecting who we would like to join us in September – it’s going to be challenging!”
They said the aim of the process was to show that qualifications aren’t the important part, it’s the applicants personality and work ethic that really count.