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Encouraging young people into the housing sector – it’s a no brainer

Posted on 28 July 2022

A career in housing can be varied, exciting and rewarding. But, what can we do to help inspire the next generation into a role in regeneration?

We recently partnered with Lloyds Bank to deliver a one day, employment training session for 20 young people living in Clapham. The event took place at our Arc Community Centre, Islington, and colleagues from both Hyde and Lloyds Bank shared their employment journeys with young people, aged between 16 and 24.

The event was organised by Regeneration Brainery – an employment organisation focusing on getting more young people into the property and regeneration industry. Regeneration Brainery’s partners include Lloyds Bank, Homes England and architects BDP.

As part of the day, our Chief Executive Officer Andy Hulme, talked about his career, and how he’d moved from a finance background into the housing sector.

Colleagues from our Successful Places Team and our Chief Strategy and Transformation Officer, Kate Krokou, also spoke at the event. Topics included the Packington regeneration and the impact it’s had on the community and our customers.

The event also included a tour of our new Packington Estate, with a focus on the community projects that are being delivered on the estate.

Maddassar Arif, Successful Places, Projects and Partnerships Manager said: “Housing is a sector that’s always looking for young people, with new skills. This was an ideal way to get experienced people together to share knowledge and opportunities. It was great being able to show so many young people a real regeneration project – hopefully the day will have encouraged some young, bright minds to think about a career in regeneration.”

We'll continue to work with Regeneration Brainery, offering work experience and other opportunities to young people who are interested in a career in housing.

Find out more about Regeneration Brainery.