HACT Digital Apprenticeships

Can you deliver on digital? 

Housing associations want to deliver on digital. The problem, for many, is that they don't have the skills they need in-house. The obvious solution is to pay for external consultants, or to hire people with the appropriate level of skills. 

There is another way. 

In partnership with Digital Skills Solution, HACT has developed a digital apprenticeship scheme designed specifically for housing associations. 

It will help you develop the in-house skills you need to engage with your customers through digital channels. It will provide you with the analytical expertise you need to make the best use of big data. It will help you deliver your digital objectives. 

What's more, our scheme is no cost or low cost, due to the range of funding options we can help you to access. 

Want to find out more? Contact us for more details of how you can get involved.

Two digital apprenticeships available

Following interest from a number of housing associations, HACT is launching a training hub early in the autumn – starting with L3 Digital Marketing and L4 Data Analysis apprenticeship training courses, tailored for the housing industry:

  • digital marketing apprentice will help you engage with your customers. They’ll learn how to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms, in order to drive customer acquisition, engagement and retention.
  • data analyst apprentice will help you to analyse your customer and operational data. They will learn how to collect, organise and study data that results in business insights and recommendations for improving business performance, whether it’s operational efficiency or the tenant experience.

All apprenticeships require day release for 1 day per week, where learners will be taught in a classroom style setting. 

What's the cost? 

The way the government funds apprenticeships in England changed with the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy in 2017. The Levy requires all employers operating in the UK, with an annual pay bill of over £3 million to invest 0.5 per cent of this in apprenticeships. If the employer fails to spend these funds on apprenticeship training, they’ll forfeit them after two years. 

By teaming up with one of the leading digital training providers in the industry, Digital Skills Solutions is supporting HACT and helping housing associations to unlock available funds and plug the skills gap with digital apprenticeships.

Apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with classroom learning, providing hands on experience to build skills, whether existing members of staff or new employees to the team. Our Digital Apprenticeships programme empowers businesses with the capability to thwart cybercrime, enhance the customer experience, drive operational efficiencies and reduce risk. The apprenticeship develops a blend of technical and business skills across digital, building capability in critical areas whilst delivering real-time value to the business through work based learning.