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Progressing your career

When we find the right person for the job, we want them to stay with us.

We invest in bringing out the best in people. 

As a Sovereign employee:

  • You’ll get access to plenty of training and development opportunities so that you can build the skills and knowledge to enjoy a fulfilling and meaningful career.
  • As well as specific formal programmes and the chance to work towards a wide range of qualifications, there are plenty of other exciting resources to help you learn - and to support your wider self-development. 
  • You'll find us a secure place to build your long-term future. We're big enough and diverse enough to offer job shadowing and secondments too: giving you the opportunity to be more, to do more. 

We know that supporting career goals with the strategic goals of Sovereign not only helps YOU achieve your aspirations, but it will also support Sovereign’s growth ambitions. See below what else we can offer you.

Our career development opportunities

Management and leadership

We offer training programmes for those new in post as well as senior managers and have an Aspire programme to support employees wanting to step up in their career.

Technical training

We have a strong safety culture and colleagues in roles such as those in our Development & Sustainability and Property Management teams get health and safety compliance training.

Blended learning approach

Learn in a way to suit you with access to in-person workshops plus a huge resource bank of webcasts, recorded webinars, online books and e-learning.

Personal development

Dedicated time to focus on your professional development including quarterly meetings with your manager and personalised goals. We'll also support you by funding one professional subscription a year.

Formal qualifications

You can apply for our study assistance programme to support your studies - whether it's a formal qualification or something of interest for your future career plans.

Training for the future

We’ve got plans to increase our focus on digital upskilling, plus lots of team development to help us all work in a more flexible way.

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There’s space for everyone to develop and progress. We all want each other to succeed. There’s loads of training and development.

Rosie Housing Officer

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Career progression with the company is what got me excited for the job. The fact that I could build my way up.

Megan Customer Contact Advisor

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Working at Sovereign

We're a leading housing association with 60,000 homes, driven by our social purpose, with residents at the heart of all we do. With over 2,000 employees, we offer a variety of career opportunities. 

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Early careers

We recruit Apprentices and Trainees across the organisation – for roles in our Customer Service, Housing and Property Management/Maintenance teams.

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Our benefits

Discover the flexible benefits and rewards on offer to give you everything you need to thrive in your personal and professional life.

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