Jan’s rent to buy scheme is helping people to get on the property ladder. 40% of young adults can’t afford to buy their own home as they don’t have the means to save their deposit without having to rely on the ‘bank of mum and dad’.
The main focus is not only on providing affordable housing, but also using the properties we renovate and build to allow apprentices to become fully qualified so they can work in the construction industry.
We’ve teamed-up with Engineering Real Results, a company which trains professional tradesmen, and at each site we provide places for their trainees to work alongside our highly qualified trades-people in order to carry out the on-site elements of their NVQ (National Vocational Qualification).
So, each of our building sites not only produces affordable homes, we also create a fully qualified and skilled workforce for the future. So far, our scheme has produced over 4,200 qualified people to work in the construction industry. Each person who has gained their qualification by working on our building sites has gone on to get a job in the industry; we are creating skills, reducing unemployment, and providing a unique Rent To Buy initiative which allows people to fulfil their dream of becoming a home-owner.