Centre For Partnership

The GEM Programme

GEM stands for Graduate Employment Mentoring Programme 

Since 2009 we have been recruiting GEMs who can demonstrate they have the passion and values which align with the housing sector. Our partners provide a minimum of a 12 month work place role within their organisations, as well this you will be part of a cohort of  GEMs that meet throughout the year. 

GEMs are offered a truly unique experience when they join the programme. The programme is designed to be challenging and throughout the year you will not only take on a work place role within a housing organisation, you will complete a Level 4 Chartered Institute of Housing (the professional body for housing) qualification, and participate in GEMshacks across the UK. We have GEMs  working across England, Scotland, Northern Ireland and Canada, which  provides a unique insight into how social housing works in different environments. 

We are an Accredited Centre and a formal partner with the Chartered Institute of Housing. Our partnership ensures that you are given CIH membership and access to unique opportunities which will further their development. http://www.cih.org/ 

How can you get involved?

In order to apply for a place on the GEM Programme you will need to  complete an application form, these will be available from June/July 2017  however you can register your interest at any time. Placements typically start in September/October 2017.

By becoming a GEM you will be expected to show passion and enthusiasm to become a Future Housing Leader. It’s an intensive year of learning and development.