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We’re launching our first apprenticeship programme

We have 12 new apprenticeship opportunities

These are across a range of different roles throughout the business and the positions are exclusively available to Karbon customers and their households.

There's loads of benefits

With flexible working hours and 26 days paid holiday (plus bank holidays), an apprenticeship with Karbon offers you the chance to study whilst gaining valuable experience and contributing to the success of a fast-paced, organisation that is constantly growing and changing.  

An apprenticeship is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity

Whether you’re starting out in work, you’re looking to get back in to work, or you’re looking to re-train and pursue a new career, whether you’re 25 or 55, we want to hear from you!

For more information about the apprenticeship programme, contact our Foundations for Life team


Call 0191 223 8750

Frequently Asked Questions

The starting salary will vary depending on age, and we have made the decision to pay well above the apprentice minimum wage to ensure our residents won’t be negatively impacted financially by becoming an apprentice.

Age 16 - 18 - £12,500 per annum

Age 19 - 24 - £15,015 per annum

Age 25+ - £16,010 per annum

As apprentices move through their qualification there will be opportunities for salary increase with progression.

On completion of year one, the below salaries for all apprentices will be

Year two - £16,830

Year three - £17,500

Year four - £18,500


To us, an apprenticeship is more than just a job. It’s an opportunity. This is why these positions are exclusively for Karbon customers and their households.

As an organisation that strives to provide people with the strong foundations they need to fulfil their potential, it felt only right that these opportunities should be given to the people we’re constantly striving to support, those in Karbon households.

To support the recruitment of the new apprentices, Karbon’s Foundations for Life team will be facilitating a number of apprenticeship recruitment events in mid-July.

The events are an opportunity for potential apprentices to explore the openings in more detail, meet the teams who are recruiting, and find out more about working for Karbon.

Karbon's Stanley office

Tuesday 16th July - 12pm-2pm,  4pm-7pm

Karbon's Gosforth office

Wednesday 17th July - 12pm-2pm,  4pm-7pm

Chester-le-Street Masonic Hall

Thursday 18th July - 12pm-2pm,  4pm-7pm



Abbey's story

Abbey is a Retirement Living Housing Assistant at Karbon Homes and secured her position with Karbon after completing a business administration apprenticeship.

“To anyone thinking about taking the apprenticeship route, I would definitely recommend it. There’s nothing to lose but so much to gain. As well as getting a qualification you are earning, and by surrounding yourself with really experienced people who you can learn a lot from, you are building your skills and confidence massively.

“Working within the housing sector for a housing association like Karbon is great. Every day brings a new challenge, and I love that about this role, no two days are ever the same.

“In the future I would like to explore the Housing Officer route within Karbon, but the beauty of working within a large organisation means that there are so many avenues I can explore as my career goes on.

“What I’ve loved the most about taking the apprenticeship route is that it has opened so many doors for me, and by working for an organisation like Karbon, that offers so much encouragement and support whilst you’re training, you’re really setting yourself up for a great career.”