Apprenticeships at Thirteen

We are proud to support apprenticeships at Thirteen, and we offer a range of office based and trade roles to help you build your career.

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An apprenticeship is an opportunity to develop skills and experience for a successful career in the housing industry and beyond.

You will be supported with your learning and development from the day you join us, so that you can reach your full potential in your new role.

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship helps people that are looking to start a career to learn and earn at the same time. It offers paid work experience alongside studying and training in a classroom.

Anyone over the age of 16 that is not currently in full-time education can apply for an apprenticeship, and they will receive a qualification once they have finished their course.

How does it work?

Throughout your apprenticeship, you will receive on the job training and be fully supported to achieve your qualification.

You will be part of a team of skilled colleagues, who will work closely with you to share their knowledge of Thirteen and the industry.

Alongside your apprenticeship, you will also have access to other training opportunities to support your personal development.

An apprenticeship a Thirteen is a full-time role, which is equivalent to 37 hours a week. Usually, our apprentices spend four days working at Thirteen and one day studying.

How long does an apprenticeship last?

An apprenticeship can last between 1 – 4 years, depending on the subject and qualification.

What are the next steps after an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship can open the door to lots of different career options, and your next steps will depend on what your aspirations are.

Thirteen has so many opportunities and different career routes, including customer service, housing, repairs and maintenance, care and support, finance, human resources, project management and much more.

Hear from some of Thirteen’s apprentices below to find out about what they have achieved during their role, and after receiving their qualification.

Hear from our apprentices

How can I find out what apprenticeships are on offer at Thirteen?

Apprenticeship opportunities are advertised on our website and social media when they become available. We welcome new apprentices at least once a year.

If you have any questions about apprenticeships at Thirteen, please email

Support with applying for an apprenticeship

Thirteen offers employment support for our tenants and the wider public across the Tees Valley.

We support people who are not in employment, education or training but also anyone looking to gain a new job or more hours. We support customers of any age.

Our employability team can help you with applications and interview techniques for apprenticeships.

To find out more, please email