We have invested in apprenticeships since April 2015, setting up around 69 programmes in various regions and subject areas. Our current apprenticeship programmes range from Level 2 in Plumbing to Level 7 Masters in Business Administration, with a variety of levels and specialisms in between.


We have built a successful talent pipeline through our apprenticeships and have even won some awards along the way! 


Our competitive apprenticeship salary has allowed us to attract the very best talent in whichever field we are recruiting, and our move to the Real Living Wage in November 2018 means we will no doubt continue to do so. 


Meet some of our apprentices and trainees below and hear about why a LiveWest apprenticeship has been such a smart move for them. 

Apprenticeship vacancies

All our apprenticeship applications go through the National Apprenticeship website. 

Ali Pennicott

Meet Ali Pennicott

I applied for my apprenticeship, as I was keen to work in a more customer-facing role within LiveWest. An apprenticeship qualification was a requirement for my role, so I went for it. I have been working for 40 years so I found studying again a bit of a challenge but my apprenticeship has enabled me to work in an area of the company that really interests me and given me confidence in my ability to learn again.  

I love working for LiveWest! The training that I have undergone during my apprenticeship has provided me with a real solid foundation for new knowledge, I like knowing that LiveWest are happy to invest in training for all colleagues, once I am qualified, I am really looking forward to using my new skills as a Homeownership and Commercial Officer.

Troy Abraham

Meet Troy Abraham

I was attracted to apply for my role as an Apprentice Surveyor at Livewest because of their great values. I had researched the organisation before applying and also spoke to colleagues who said it was nice place to work. 

My apprenticeship at LiveWest has helped me to develop as a person. I've become more confident since I starting working in such a professional environment. This has also allowed me to become more independent. 

Working at LiveWest has allowed me to progress in my career and develop personal skills. It is great that the organisation has supported me in working towards becoming an Associated Member and in the future, I am looking forward to becoming an official chartered surveyor.

Emma Fox

Meet Emma Fox

I was interested in an apprenticeship as I loved the idea of learning whilst you earn. I was excited to carry out my apprenticeship with LiveWest as I have a passion for working in the housing industry. My apprenticeship has allowed me to work with a variety of people with different knowledge and experiences. LiveWest have given me opportunities to work with other teams and gain a large understanding of different departments within the organisation. From training days with solicitors, to meetings with mortgage advisers, as well as gaining professional sales training, my knowledge develops everyday.

My highlights as an apprentice so far include attending Help to Buy events and meeting potential customers, helping to design our show homes and being part of the Innovation Project to improve our customer satisfaction. A constant highlight for me is working with great people, making new friends and seeing happy customers.

Working in sales has taught me a lot and every day is different. Being part of the sales team offers new opportunities and it is very rewarding to see happy customers at the end of the sales process. I feel very valued by my colleagues, my line manager and LiveWest as an organisation which makes me feel like my voice matters and that I can make a difference.

I would highly recommend an apprenticeship at LiveWest. The opportunities to learn about each department and gaining experience whilst you earn is such a benefit to starting your career. After considering going to University, I was introduced to apprenticeships and what they had to offer. I am so pleased I chose to do an apprenticeship, it has allowed me to have an insight into the housing industry and has lead me to find what I would like to do as a career.

Meet Fin Walker

We talk to Fin, one of our trainee quantity surveyors, here at LiveWest. 

Fin talks about what working for LiveWest has done for him and what he is looking forward to in his career. 

Inspirational apprentice Ross up for another award

Ross Jasper, a Trainee Neighbourhood Manager, is up for the Inspiration Award in the National Foyer Federations ‘Spark Awards’ The Spark awards are a platform to celebrate the often unsung contributions staff and young people at Foyers.